Disney Finalizes Film Studio Brass Under Alan Horn: Emma Watts Confirmed To Run Fox

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As expected, 20th Century Fox Vice Chairman Emma Watts will continue leading the studio once it is absorbed by The Walt Disney Company. She’ll report directly to Walt Disney Studios chairman Alan Horn in a structure that Disney unveiled Thursday.

Joining Watts, as Deadline previously reported, in the new Disney structure are Fox Searchlight chiefs Nancy Utley and Stephen Gilula, as well as Fox 2000 president of production Elizabeth Gabler.

Current 20th Century Fox chairman and CEO Stacey Snider will not be segueing to the new merger as has been previously reported. She’ll depart the Fox lot when the merger deal officially closes, after overseeing the releases of The Hate U Give, The Favourite, Bad Times at the El Royale and the Freddie Mercury biopic Bohemian Rhapsody. She is taking meetings but has not made a decision on her next move.

Disney said today that Fox Animation co-presidents Andrea Miloro and Robert Baird,
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