The Walt Disney Co. Monday realigned the leadership of its studio content division, naming Alan Bergman as sole chairman and Alan Horn as chief creative officer.
Bergman and Horn had been serving as co-chairs of the Disney Studios Content division.
“It has been an amazing run, and the time feels right to shift my focus solely to our enormous creative slate,” Horn said in a statement. “As for our new Studios chairman, Alan Bergman has been at my side since day one. He has been the best partner imaginable, and the team could be in no better hands.”
Bergman and Horn will both report directly to Disney CEO Bob Chapek.
“The Walt Disney Studios’ achievements under the leadership of Alan Horn and Alan Bergman have been nothing short of extraordinary,” Chapek said. “Having worked closely for years with Alan Bergman, an exceptional leader and proven executive, I couldn’t be more pleased to name him as chairman. And we are incredibly fortunate to have Alan Horn continue as the Studios’ chief creative officer. Our studios are unmatched in their ability to create incredible cinematic experiences, and with this new structure, we are ensuring a vital continuity of leadership.”
As chairman, Bergman will oversee all aspects of Disney, Walt Disney Animation Studios, Pixar Animation Studios, Marvel Studios, Lucasfilm, 20th Century Studios, Searchlight Pictures and Blue Sky Studios, along with Disney Theatrical Productions. Horn will focus on all creative aspects of studio content.
Bergman has been with Disney for 24 years, previously serving as president of The Walt Disney Studios. Horn has been with the company since 2012, previously serving as president and chief operating officer of Warner Bros. and Twentieth Century Fox Film Corp.