Alan Bergman has been named chairman, Disney Studios Content, and Alan Horn will continue to serve as the division’s chief creative officer, Disney CEO Bob Chapek announced on Monday (December 21).
The changes are effective January 1, 2021. The executives have led the Studios group as co-chairmen since May 2019, and both report to Chapek.
Bergman will oversee creative, production, marketing, and operations for Disney Studios Content, which encompasses the production hubs at Disney, Walt Disney Animation Studios, Pixar, Marvel Studios, Lucasfilm, 20th Century Studios, Searchlight Pictures and Blue Sky Studios, as well as Disney Theatrical Productions.
Horn will focus on the creative aspects of the studio’s content pipeline, working in partnership with Bergman on its creative approach.
The leads of each production studio will continue to report to Bergman and Horn on creative matters.
They are: Steve Asbell, president, 20th Century Studios; Robert Baird, co-president, Blue Sky Studios; Sean Bailey, president, Walt Disney Studios Motion Picture Production; Pete Docter, chief creative officer, Pixar; Kevin Feige, president, Marvel Studios, and chief creative officer, Marvel; Stephen Gilula, chairman, Searchlight Pictures; Kathleen Kennedy, president, Lucasfilm; Jennifer Lee, chief creative officer, Walt Disney Animation Studios; Nancy Utley, chairman, Searchlight Pictures; and Thomas Schumacher, president, Disney Theatrical Productions.