WALT DISNEY – Alan Horn Will Retire As Chief Creative Officer Of Disney Studios Content

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The Walt Disney Company announced today that Alan Horn has made the decision to step down as Chief Creative Officer at Disney Studios Content. In a memo to employees, Bob Iger, Executive Chairman and Chairman of the Board, and Bob Chapek, Chief Executive Officer, said, “Alan has had an indelible impact on the Company, our industry and audiences worldwide, and he is such a respected and beloved colleague–which is why it is bittersweet to share the news that he has decided to retire at the end of the year.”

Throughout an illustrious career spanning nearly 50 years, Horn held key leadership roles across Hollywood, co-founding Castle Rock Entertainment in 1987, which he led as Chairman for many years, before joining Warner Bros., where he served as President and Chief Operating Officer until 2011. In these roles, he led the creative teams behind iconic and influential films and series such as the Harry Potter and Batman Begins franchises, as well as A Few Good Men, The Shawshank Redemption, Seinfeld and When Harry Met Sally…

Horn was named Chairman of The Walt Disney Studios in 2012, becoming Co-Chairman and Chief Creative Officer in 2019 before shifting to the Chief Creative Officer role in 2021. Horn was responsible for overseeing the growth of the Studio business, as well as the creation of original content for Disney’s streaming platforms. Under Horn’s leadership, the Company set numerous records at the box office, including 20 films that surpassed the billion-dollar mark–five of which are in the top 10 global releases of all time. Among the global hits released during his tenure are Aladdin, Avengers: Endgame, Avengers: Infinity War, Beauty and the Beast, Black Panther, Captain Marvel, Coco, Cruella, Frozen, Frozen 2, Hamilton, Incredibles 2, Jungle Cruise, The Lion King, Moana, Soul, Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Star Wars: The Last Jedi, Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, Toy Story 4 and Zootopia.

” While Alan has had great success for the Company, his overall impact is far beyond the bottom line,” Chapek and Iger stated in their memo to employees. He is an honest leader and has shown unwavering support for creators. Alan led a talented, collaborative Studio team that is among the top in the industry. He has placed them well for long-term success under Alan Bergman “It truly was an honor and pleasure to work alongside Alan. We are both immensely grateful for his wise counsel, support, friendship and support, and will always treasure him as a beloved member of our Disney family,” Chapek and Iger concluded.

Horn received his MBA from Harvard Business School. He also served as a Captain in the U.S. Air Force. He was a passionate environmentalist and served as the chair of Natural Resources Defense Council, 2018 to 2020.. He is a member of both the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. He is a member of the American Film Institute Board of Directors. He also served as the Harvard Business School Board of Dean’s Advisors. He is the recipient of the Will Rogers Motion Picture Pioneers Foundation’s 2004 Pioneer of the Year Award; Harvard Business School’s 2007 Leadership Award and 2016 Alumni Achievement Award; the Producers Guild of America’s 2008 Milestone Award; and the Geffen Playhouse’s 2014 Distinction in Service Award.

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