Five Players With Mogul Credentials

DISNEY BLAME GAME: Dick Cook

The former Disney studio chairman agreed to make the film at just under $200 million (it went up due to reshoots). When he was ousted in September '09, the script wasn't final and the movie was still being cast.

When top studio jobs become available, the list of experienced execs is short.

This story first appeared in the Oct. 19 issue of The Hollywood Reporter magazine.

DICK COOK

The former Disney Studios chairman, 62, could be seen as a steady, experienced hand to step in at another studio.

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LORENZO DI BONAVENTURA

The Paramount-based producer, 55, ran worldwide production at Warner Bros. but never has held the top job at a studio.

MARY PARENT

The Paramount-based producer, 43, ran MGM pre-bankruptcy and is considered a smart and filmmaker-friendly executive.

TOM ROTHMAN

The outgoing Fox co-chair, 57, made some enemies but is considered a smart exec with a record of financial success.

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STACEY SNIDER

The DreamWorks co-chair, 51, recently was approached for a Universal job. Her name comes up when a top post is available.