Disney has announced that president Alan Bergman has been elevated to co-chairman of the studio’s entertainment division and current chairman Alan Horn will assume the additional title of chief creative officer.
The corporate shakeup will see both executives jointly overseeing Disney’s film, music and theater groups, as well as the studios’ global marketing, distribution, communications and human resources departments. They will both report directly to Robert Iger, chairman and chief executive officer, Disney.
“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,” says 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.”
The reorganization comes as Disney recently announced the completion of a merger with 21st Century Fox.