‘West Side Story’ L.A. Premiere Marked by Changing of Exec Ranks at Disney as Bob Iger and Alan Horn Prepare for Final Bow
Steven Spielberg’s West Side Story was unveiled Nov. 29 with a world premiere at New York City’s Lincoln Center, but the Los Angeles event a week later was just as celebratory (and nostalgic). In fact, it served as a befitting curtain call for outgoing Disney executives Bob Iger and Alan Horn. The pair, attending their […]
Disney Movie Studio Veteran Alan Horn to Retire at End of Year
Hollywood studio veteran Alan Horn will retire from Disney as of December 31 after leading the company’s film empire to record-breaking success. His exit — coinciding with the end of the Bob Iger era — caps a 50-year-plus career that has seen him become one of Hollywood’s most revered executives. Monday’s announcement was widely expected, […]
Steve Asbell to Head 20th Century Studios, Vanessa Morrison to Lead Disney Feature Streaming Production
Steve Asbell has been named the president of production at 20th Century Studios, taking over for Emma Watts, who departed the post last month.
Watch Hollywood Reporter’s Full Studio Chief Summit With Execs From Netflix, Amazon, Sony and More
Toby Emmerich (Warner Bros.), Donna Langley (Universal), Jim Gianopulos (Paramount), Alan Horn (Disney), Tom Rothman (Sony), Jennifer Salke (Amazon) and Scott Stuber (Netflix) join for a first-ever gathering of the top film executives.
Studio Chief Summit: All 7 Top Film Executives, One Room, Nothing Off-Limits (and No Easy Answers)
For the first time, all major studio heads — Paramount's Jim Gianopulos, Disney's Alan Horn, Warner Bros.' Toby Emmerich, Universal's Donna Langley, Sony's Tom Rothman, Amazon's Jennifer Salke and Netflix's Scott Stuber — gather for The Hollywood Reporter's Executive Roundtable.
Disney CEO Bob Iger Says Fox Acquisition Broke Ground for Disney+, Hulu-Comcast Deal
Disney chairman and CEO Bob Iger on Tuesday told the MoffettNathanson Media and Communications Summit in New York City that his 2017 courtship of Rupert Murdoch and his Fox assets laid the groundwork for his studio's expanding streaming TV strategy.
X-Men Appear in Disney-Fox Sizzle Reel at CinemaCon
The newly minted Disney-Fox film empire held its coming-out party Wednesday at CinemaCon in Las Vegas, where curious theater owners got their first glimpse of the combined studios.
Disney’s ‘Princess Bride’ Musical Sets New Creative Team
The long-gestating stage project based on the 1987 Rob Reiner film will feature a score by 'The Band's Visit' Tony winner David Yazbek and a book by Bob Martin and Rick Elice.
Disney Film Chief Alan Horn Talks Fox Merger, ‘Star Wars’ and Pixar Post-John Lasseter
Disney Studios' chairman Alan Horn opens up about the Disney-Fox merger, streaming and Pixar post-John Lasseter.
Disney Sets Fox Film Leadership: Emma Watts, Stephen Gilula, Nancy Utley Join Company
Disney has laid out its overarching plans for absorbing the film assets of 20th Century Fox, a complex task that will have lasting implications for the movie business and reduce the number of major Hollywood studios from six to five. As expected, the small cadre of top execs anointed by Disney to be part of the historic Fox merger include 20th Century Fox vice-chairman Emma Watts, Fox 2000's Elizabeth Gabler and Fox Searchlight chiefs Stephen Gilula and Nancy Utley.
Disney Animation Unveils Newly Renovated Studio
John Lasseter asserted that the studio is "determined" to build its legacy.
Jeffrey Katzenberg, Vince Gilligan, Alex Gibney, More Reveal Their Favorite Books
Big Hollywood names divulge their real-life page turners — some from the past, others fresh from the shelf.