Disney Studios chairman Alan Horn (pictured) is adding the title of chief creative officer to his remit.
In his expanded role, Horn will share co-chairman responsibilities with Alan Bergman, who was also promoted at the same time.
Reporting to Disney CEO Bob Iger, Horn will lead the overall creative strategy and global operations of the company’s studio entertainment division, which includes film, music and theatrical.
Alongside Bergman, he will jointly oversee the global production, marketing and distribution of movies for Disney, Walt Disney Animation Studios, Pixar Animation Studios, Disneynature, Marvel Studios and Lucasfilm. Following Disney’s US$71.3-billion acquisition of 21st Century Fox, Horn’s remit will also encompass Twentieth Century Fox, Fox Family, Fox Searchlight Pictures, Fox 2000 and Blue Sky Studios.
Since joining Disney as chairman in 2012, Horn has been instrumental in the growth of the studio, particularly around the integration of Lucasfilm and Fox’s film studios. Under his watch, the division became the first and only studio to surpass US$7 billion at the global box office and set records for domestic box office (US$3.1 billion in 2018) and international box office (US$4.6 billion in 2016).
Bergman and Horn have overseen mega-releases, including Lucasfilm’s Star Wars: The Force Awakens and Star Wars: The Last Jedi; Marvel’s Avengers: Endgame, Black Panther, Captain Marvel and Avengers: Infinity War; Walt Disney Animation Studios’ Frozen; Pixar’s Coco and Incredibles 2; and Disney live-action films Beauty and the Beast and The Jungle Book.
Prior to Disney, Horn was president and COO of Warner Bros. and the co-founder of Castle Rock Entertainment.