Changing of the Guard in Hollywood: Walt Disney Studios, Universal Pictures

Changes are in the air in Hollywood.  Nikki Finke reports a shake up  At Universal Studios President and COO Ronald Meyer  has  replaced Marc Shmuger and David Linde as the Co-Chairman of Universal Pictures.  They were replace by Adam Fogelson and Donna Langley as Co-Chair. They began immediately.

Fogelson will report to Meyer, Langely will report to Fogleson. Folgelson will overseer the motion picture group which includes theatrical,  home entertainment, licensing, hr, finance and communications. Langley will focus on Production.

Over at Walt Disney Company, changes at Walt Disney Studios and it’s Miramax Films subsidiary. Robert Iger,Chairman and CEO announced on Monday Rich Ross as Chairman of The Walt Disney Studios effective Monday. Rich Ross was President of Disney Channel Worldwide.

Ross replaces Dick Cook as the Walt Disney Studios. Cook resigns after five at the helm of the the studio division. It also ends a nearly 40 year career at  Disney for Cook .

While at Disney’s Miramax Films division Keri Putnam President of Production and Peter Lawson Vice President of  Acquisitions  are leaving  soon.

Nikki Finke’s Deadline Hollywood

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