“Fired Walt Disney Studios Chairman Rich Ross just sent [a memo] to his staff, followed by a statement from Disney Chairman Bob Iger,” Nikki Finke reports for Deadline.
“But make no mistake about it: Ross did not simply decide to step down – he was fired,” Finke reports. “He was named Chairman of the Walt Disney Studios on October 5, 2009. Previously, he’d been the very successful President of Disney Channels Worldwide overseeing global hits like Hannah Montana and High School Musical.”
Finke reports, “His ouster now ends his 15+ year Disney career which included one of the most public and worst film failures in Hollywood — John Carter, a $200M writedown for the Walt Disney Co.”
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