Alan Horn
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United States
2019

The Walt Disney Studios

Alan
Horn

Co-Chairman / Chief Creative Officer

As Disney Studios’ top exec, Horn is the arguably the most powerful man in Hollywood other than Disney corporate boss Bob Iger, overseeing the studio’s film, music and theater groups as well its global marketing, distribution, communications and human resources. With the completion of Disney’s purchase of 21st Century Fox’s film assets in March, Twentieth Century Fox, Fox and Blue Sky Studios were put under his purview, alongside earlier acquisitions Pixar and Lucasfilm. This summer, Disney became the first and only studio to cross the $8 billion mark at the box office, and that number will balloon with the studio’s slate of fall 2019 releases, including “Maleficent: Mistress of Evil,” “Ford v. Ferrari,” “Frozen 2,” “Spies in Disguise” and “Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker.”

Career

  • Warner Bros. Pictures

Education

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

Variety Honors

  • 2017 Variety500 Honoree
  • 2018 Variety500 Honoree
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Rick Ludwin was the unsung hero of "Seinfeld." That's how Alan Horn, Walt Disney Studios chairman and former head of "Seinfeld" producer Castle Rock Entertainment, remembered the longtime NBC executive who died Nov. 10 at the age of 71.Ludwin was instrumental in getting the beloved "show about nothing" on to NBC as a regular series. Castle Rock had produced an offbeat pilot starring Jerry Seinfeld as a standup comedian in New York. NBC decided to burn off "The Seinfeld Chronicles"...

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