Movie Mogul Musical Chairs: 5 Years of Hirings and Upheaval

7:00 AM 11/18/2015

by THR Staff

From Alan Horn's exit from Warner Bros. to Amy Pascal's ouster at Sony post-hack, a look at the executive shuffle at major studios from 2011 to 2015 covered since The Hollywood Reporter relaunched.

Alan Horn, Kevin Tsujihara and Amy Pascal
Alan Horn, Kevin Tsujihara and Amy Pascal
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  • Alan Horn

    March 31, 2011


    Alan Horn is nudged out at Warner Bros. as Time Warner CEO Jeff Bewkes divides the top job among a trio of execs: film chief Jeff Robinov, TV head Bruce Rosenblum and digital guru Kevin Tsujihara.

  • Rich Ross

    April 20, 2012

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    Disney admits its experimental hiring of TV exec Rich Ross to run its film studio failed and replaces him with Horn.

  • Jim Gianopulos

    Sept. 14, 2012

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    Fox film co-head Tom Rothman is asked to step down, leaving fellow chairman and CEO Jim Gianopulos to run the studio alone.

  • Kevin Tsujihara

    Jan. 28, 2013

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    The so-called Warner Bros. "bake-off" is over as Bewkes names Tsujihara to run the studio.

  • Jeff Robinov

    June 24, 2013

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    Robinov, passed over at Warners, quits to launch Studio 8 with backing from China's Fosun Group and Sony. Rosenblum moves to Legendary Television.

  • Donna Langley

    Sept. 9, 2013


    NBCUniversal sacks film chief Adam Fogelson and replaces him with NBCU international president Jeff Shell, as Donna Langley is promoted to chairman of the studio. Fogelson soon joins Robert Simonds' upstart studio STX Entertainment.

  • Stacey Snider

    Nov. 3, 2014

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    Stacey Snider exits DreamWorks to become Fox co-chair under Gianopulos.

  • Amy Pascal

    Feb. 5, 2015

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    In the aftermath of the Sony hack and a string of box-office disappointments, Amy Pascal steps down as studio co-chair. CEO Michael Lynton remains.

  • Tom Rothman

    Feb. 24, 2015


    Rothman, who was running Sony’s TriStar label, is named Pascal’s replacement.