Disney’s legendary studio head steps aside as shift to streaming gains momentum

Entertainment legend Alan Horn is scaling back his duties with Disney company. The 77-year-old executive is stepping down as co-chairman of Walt Disney Studios, but will remain on as the company’s chief creative officer.

His partner, Alan Bergman, will run Disney’s studio content as the sole chariman, effective Jan. 1.

These executive shifts come less than two months after Disney announced that it was restructuring its media and entertainment divisions to focus more heavily on streaming content.

The pair have been co-running Hollywood’s highest-grossing studio since May 2019 when Bergman was named co-chairman and Horn added chief creative officer to his resume.