Alan Horn
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United States
2018

The Walt Disney Studios

Alan
Horn

Co-Chairman & Chief Creative Officer

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. As of May 2019, he now shares his Chairman role with Alan Bergman, who was promoted from his role as President at Walt Disney Studios.

Career

  • Warner Bros. Pictures

Education

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

Variety Honors

  • 2017 Variety500 Honoree
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Walt Disney Co. chairman and CEO Bob Iger is co-hosting and event next week with Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer and a series of Democrats seeking reelection in 2020, as the party hopes to win back the majority.Also co-hosting the "cocktails and conversation" event are Alan Horn, the chairman of Walt Disney Studios, and his wife Cindy Horn, a longtime environmental activist.According to an invite obtained by Variety, the April 17 event will feature Sen. Catherine Cortez-Masto, who is chairing...

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