JUNE 6 UPDATE: eOne issued a statement on Thursday (June 6) that Mark Gordon, whose future at the company is the subject of speculation after it emerged the parties were in talks for him to leave his role as president and chief content officer, remains a part of the team.
”In response to recent press speculation, Entertainment One can confirm that Mark Gordon continues to be a part of the eOne team both now and into the future.”
The statement is virtually identical to one the company issued on Wednesday, when reports of unrest between Gordon and eOne were first reported.
It remained unclear at time of writing whether Gordon has retained his title at the company, and whether he is seguing into a producer role, or some other function.
ORIGINAL JUNE 5 REPORT: Mark Gordon is understood to be in discussions to leave his role as president and chief content officer at eOne, roughly 18 months after he assumed the title.
According to reports, the new role was not a good fit for Gordon, a veteran producer used to operating within a smaller structure whose credits include Murder On The Orient Express, Molly’s Game, The Messenger, and TV series such as Designated Survivor and The Rookie.
eOne issued the following statement on Wednesday (5): “While we don’t comment on internal organizational discussions, we can say that Mark Gordon continues to be a very important part of the eOne team now and into the future.”
It remained unclear at time of writing whether he will segue into a producer role at eOne, keep ties in some other way, or make a clear exit. eOne trades out of London, has a headquarters in Toronto, and its entertainment ventures include Brad Weston’s Makeready, Amblin Partners with Steven Spielberg, DreamWorks, Participant Media and Reliance Entertainment, film production and sales company Sierra Pictures, and unscripted TV production operation Renegade 83.
Gordon was appointed president and chief content officer, film, television, and digital, in January 2018, after eOne acquired the 49% of his company it did not already own, for $209m.