Disney's Maker Studios Loses Content Chief Erin McPherson

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Erin McPherson

Senior vp marketing Jeremy Welt has also left the Disney-owned digital media company.

Maker Studios has parted ways with its content chief. 

Erin McPherson, who joined the Disney-owned YouTube network as head of content in November 2013, has left the company, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed. McPherson, who spent her early career as a lawyer, was previously at Yahoo, where she lead content licensing and original programming as head of video. 

A Maker spokeswoman says McPherson's departure was made in mutual agreement with Maker and that the company doesn't have immediate plans to replace her in the role. 

Maker has also seen the departure of senior vp marketing Jeremy Welt, according to sources familiar with the company. An early Maker employee, he left for stints at startups Revolt TV and Invisible Robot before rejoining in November 2013. The Maker spokeswoman declined to comment on his departure. 

Maker, which was founded in 2009, was acquired by Disney last year for $500 million. McPherson and Welt's departures mark the first big moves since the acquisition. 

VideoInk first reported news of McPherson and Welt's exits. 

 

 

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