Disney Retires Fox 2000 Imprint, Lays Off Top Executives Following Acquisition

IndieWire | 3/21/2019 | Staff
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20th Century Fox is officially owned by Disney, but not everything — or everyone — is coming with it. A day after the $71.3 billion acquisition was made official, one Fox imprint has already been axed: Fox 2000, which recently produced “Hidden Figures” and “The Hate U Give” and was previously responsible for producing the likes of “The Thin Red Line,” “The Devil Wears Prada,” “Walk the Line,” “The Fault in Our Stars,” “Joy,” and “Life of Pi,” among many others.

Fox 2000, overseen by Elizabeth Gabler, had been expected to make the transition; the future of her staff (six executives work under her) at Disney is uncertain.

Layoffs - Thursday - Pam - Levine - President

Other layoffs that came down Thursday include Pam Levine, president of worldwide marketing, as well as co-president Kevin Campbell; domestic distribution chief Chris Aronson; international distribution president Andrew Cripps; and chief creative officer Tony Sella, who worked on more than 400 titles, including “Avatar” and the “X-Men” and “Planet of the Apes” franchises.

Also made redundant were Jim Fielding, president of consumer products and innovation for Fox Television Group and Twentieth Century Fox Film; Heather Phillips,...
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