Marilyn Bergman, Oscar-winning composer, dies at age 93
Obit-Marilyn Bergman FILE - Honorees Alan, left, and Marilyn Bergman arrive at the ASCAP Film and Television music awards in Beverly Hills, Calif. on Tuesday, May 6, 2008. Oscar-winning lyricist Marilyn Bergman died Saturday, Jan. 8, 2022 at age 93. She teamed with husband Alan Bergman on “The Way We Were,” “How Do You Keep the Music Playing?” and hundreds of other songs. Marilyn Bergman became the first woman elected to the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers and later served as the chair and president. “I just love their words, I love the sentiment, I love their exploration of love and relationships,” Streisand told The Associated Press in 2011.wftv.com
Searchlight Pictures chairs Nancy Utley, Steve Gilula retire
Veteran film executives Nancy Utley and Steve Gilula who in their two decades at Searchlight Pictures oversaw the releases of major hits including “Juno,” “Slumdog Millionaire,” “Little Miss Sunshine” and “The Grand Budapest Hotel” are retiring.
Bergman succeeds Horn as Disney Studios chairman
In this combination photo, Alan Bergman, left, and Alan F. Horn, attend the premiere of "The Mandalorian" in Los Angeles on Nov. 13, 2019. The Walt Disney Company announced Monday, Dec. 21, 2020 that Bergman has been named Chairman, Disney Studios Content, effective January 1, and Horn will continue to serve as the divisions Chief Creative Officer. (Photo by Mark Von Holden/Invision/AP, file)Walt Disney Co. veteran Alan Bergman has been named chairman of Disney Studios, the company said Monday. “The Walt Disney Studios’ achievements under the leadership of Alan Horn and Alan Bergman have been nothing short of extraordinary,” said Bob Chapek, Walt Disney Co. CEO, in a statement. Bergman has worked at Disney for 24 years and served as president of Walt Disney Studios from 2005 to 2019, helping to integrate Pixar, Lucasfilm, Marvel and Twenty-First Century Fox into the Disney stable of brands.
Disney's legendary studio head steps aside as shift to streaming gains momentum
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. Prior to working for Disney, Horn was the president and chief operating officer at Warner Bros. from 1999 to 2011. However, in 2012, Bob Iger, then-CEO of Disney, lured Horn out of retirement to become chairman of Walt Disney Studios. "It has been an honor to lead The Walt Disney Studios over the past eight-plus years," Horn said.cnbc.com