WALT DISNEY STUDIOS Names First CCO, Adds Co-Chairman

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Alan Horn
Alan Horn
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Walt Disney Studios has promoted chairman Alan Horn to Chief Content Officer. Horn will now act as CCO/co-chairman, with company president Alan Bergman named as co-chairman. Both co-chairmen will report to Walt Disney Company CEO Bob Iger.

"Seven years ago, I had the good fortune of hiring Alan Horn as Chairman of our Studios, and since then, our Studio Entertainment group has delivered creative excellence and tremendous box office success," said Iger. "Alan Bergman’s leadership has also been key to making our Studios the gold standard of the industry. The new ‘co-chair’ structure formally recognizes the powerful partnership behind one of the most successful eras in our Studios’ history and ensures we remain focused on creating extraordinary entertainment experiences for audiences around the world."

Alan Bergman
Alan Bergman
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Bergman and Horn will together oversee Disney's film, music, and theater, marketing, distribution, communications, and human resouces departments. This would include Walt Disney Animation Studios, PIXAR, Marvel Studios, Lucasfilm, 20th Century Fox, Fox Family, Fox 2000, and Blue Sky Studios.

Horn joined Disney as chairman in 2012, coming over from Warner Bros. where he served as President/COO. In his role at Disney, Horn has overseen unprecedented growth with annual theatrical profits reaching $7.3 billion in 2018. He previous founded Castle Rock Entertainment, and was president/COO of 20th Century Fox.

Bergman, who has acted as studio president since 2005, will continue to oversee the business departments of operations, technology, business/legal affairs, labor relations, and finance.

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