Alan Horn
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United States
2018

Alan
Horn

Chairman

Under Horn’s leadership, Disney has become the dominant force in movies, churning out block-
busters such as “Black Panther,” “Avengers: Infinity War” and “Incredibles 2.” The studio did have one miss, however — the failure of “Solo: A Star Wars Story,” which raises questions about Disney’s ability to fashion a cinematic universe out of stories of jedis and siths. As studio chairman since 2012, he leads Disney’s production, marketing and distribution for live-action and animated films and oversees the company’s music and live theater groups. Prior to Disney, Horn served as president and COO of Warner Bros. from 1999 to 2011. Horn, a Harvard Business School grad who got his start in brand management with Procter & Gamble, co-founded Castle Rock Entertainment in 1987.

Career

  • Warner Bros. Pictures

Education

  • Union College (NY, USA)
  • Harvard University (MA, USA)

Variety Honors

  • 2017 Variety500 Honoree
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