There is some big news over at Disney today, as Walt Disney Studios has made Alan Bergman co-chairman with Alan Horn. Horn is also getting a new title becoming the CCO (chief content officer) of the company.
The news comes to us thanks to Variety.
Top film executive Alan Bergman has been named co-chairman of Walt Disney Studios, the studio announced Wednesday. The longtime Magic Kingdom president has been elevated to share the chairmanship with Alan Horn, who will also serve as the newly appointed chief content officer of the company.
The Walt Disney Studios family has been slowly growing over the years with acquisitions such as Marvel Studios, Pixar, and Lucasfilm. Horn and Bergman have been integral to those studios joining and are currently overseeing the integration of 20th Century Fox and Fox Searchlight after the recent merger between Disney and 21st Century Fox.
With Disney+ on the horizon, they’ll certainly have their work cut out and also figuring out what big films to launch at Fox. Some of the film properties Disney seems to be looking towards moving forward with include Avatar, Kingsman, Deadpool/X-Men/Fantastic Four, (now seemingly at Marvel Studios), Planet of The Apes, Alien, and possibly even Die Hard.
There is also the recent reporting that Comcast is looking to sell their stake in Hulu to Disney, which could mean a huge streaming delivery service for the 20th Century Fox library of films including the mature ones, given that Hulu is going to be more geared towards older audiences than a family-friendly service like Disney+.