“Stay clear of the press.”It’s no surprise that this was the first command among my brilliant friend Jerry Perenchio’s rules to live by, his Rules of the Road. Suffice it to say, he wasn’t a fan of the press, so perhaps it’s ironic that we all break that edict now in remembering him. His son, John, a successful entrepreneur himself (who shares his father’s reticence), and I remarked on this over the years.But I hope he’ll forgive me, because a...
Under Horn’s leadership, Disney has become the dominant force in movies, churning out blockbusters such as “Black Panther,” “Avengers: Infinity War,” and “Incredibles 2.” The studio did have an embarrassing miss, however. The failure of “Solo: A Star Wars Story” 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 also 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.