Alan Bergman
United States

Walt Disney Studios, The

Alan
Bergman

President

Alan Bergman is president of The Walt Disney Studios, an enviable position in 2017 after the company logged two-straight years of record-breaking success. Three of its films in 2016 became the top grossing movies of the year: “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story,” “Finding Dory” and “Captain America: Civil War.” “The Jungle Book” finished at No. 5, and “Zootopia” was seventh. By Nov. 1, even before the holiday season began, the studio had already posted its biggest global box office ever, surpassing the record it set in 2015.

Bergman bears responsibility for the distribution of Disney’s motion pictures across theatrical exhibition, home entertainment, pay TV, digital and other new-media windows. He also oversees business affairs, finance, legal, labor relations and studio operations, and leads the Disneynature film label, continuing the company’s long legacy of bringing the world’s most exotic places into homes and onto desktops.

Bergman joined the company in 1996 as a director in the corporate controllership group. He vaulted to a vice president post in 1998, overseeing the company’s operations planning group, where he was responsible for developing the annual operating plan. His rise through the ranks bumped him to senior vice president and CFO of The Walt Disney Studios in 2001, and to executive VP and CFO in 2002. He took the presidency mantle in 2005.

Bergman has a bachelor’s degree in business economics from UCLA.

Career

  • Walt Disney Studios, The

Education

  • University of California–Los Angeles (CA, USA)

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Hollywood Publicists to Honor Alan and Marilyn Bergman

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Hollywood publicists have selected songwriters Alan and Marilyn Bergman to receive the Special Award of Merit at the 53rd annual International Cinematographers Guild Publicists Awards.The award will be presented at the ceremony on Feb. 26 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel. The Bergmans have been nominated for 16 Academy Awards and won three for the score for "Yentl" and the songs "The Windmills of Your Mind" from "The Thomas Crown Affair" and "The Way We Were."The Bergmans have worked with Sting,...

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