Walt Disney Studios President Alan Bergman has been elevated to co-chairman, serving alongside chairman Alan Horn, who will assume the additional title of chief creative officer, The Walt Disney Co. Chairman and CEO Robert A. Iger announced Wednesday.
“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,” Iger said.
“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.”
Bergman has been president of The Walt Disney Studios since 2005. He led the studios’ integrations of Pixar Animation Studios and Marvel Studios, led with Horn the integration of Lucasfilm, and is leading with Horn the integration of the Fox film labels under The Walt Disney Studios umbrella.
Bergman joined The Walt Disney Co. in 1996 and held executive roles in Disney’s controllership and operations planning groups before being named chief financial officer of The Walt Disney Studios in 2001.
Horn has been chairman since 2012.
Under Horn and Bergman’s leadership, Disney became the first studio to cross the $7 billion mark at the global box office, first in 2016 reaching $7.6 billion, and again in 2018 with $7.3 billion, when Disney also set an industry record of $3.09 billion domestically.
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