Chairman and CEO of The Walt Disney Company, Bob Iger, has officially announced that former Warner Borthers Chief Alan Horn, will run Disney Studios.The official announcement will be made this afternoon, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Horn worked at Warner Brothers for over a decade and most notably guided the studio through huge successes like the “Harry Potter” franchise, “The Dark Knight,” the “Ocean’s Eleven” franchise and more.
Here’s what Iger had to say about his choice:
“Alan not only has an incredible wealth of knowledge and experience in the business, he has a true appreciation of movie making as both an art and a business. He’s earned the respect of the industry for driving tremendous, sustained creative and financial success, and is also known and admired for his impeccable taste and integrity. He brings all of this to his new role leading our studio group, and I truly look forward to working with him.”
Horn will officially take over the job on June 11th and will be in charge of managing production, distribution and marketing for Disney, Pixar and Marvel live-action and animated features. He will also take on overseeing marketing and distribution (no production) for DreamWorks Studio and music and theatrical divisions for Disney.
This news comes only one month after former Disney chief Rich Ross resigned after the mounting tension and pressure that came with overseeing the big-budget flop “John Carter.” Horn looks to be a real God-send for Iger and hopefully Horn can help the studio make up for its losses from the first half of this year.
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