14 September 2012 6:56 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

Top industry executives responded to Tom Rothman’s abrupt departure Friday as co-chairman and CEO of the Fox film studio with surprise — though not quite shock — and several said they believe that more change is in the works. In connection with Rothman announcing he will step down in January after 18 years at the studio, Fox parent News Corp. revealed a reorganization that will have Rothman's current partner Jim Gianopulos solely running 20th Century Fox Film while 20th Century Fox Television becomes a stand-alone unit with co-chairs Gary Newman and Dana Walden reporting to News Corp.

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