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Disney/FOX Acquisition Thread

RFRees

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Dec 24, 2015
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She's an excellent Studio chief and imo, Disney is foolish for letting her walk.
Or forcing her. They could have offered her a "lateral move", could have essentially been a demotion that she wasn't supposed to accept, forcing her to resign. They could have wanted her out for many reasons (her price, internal politics, redundancy, etc).

Edit: I'm only saying we don't know, I'm not assuming anything myself.
 
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MrBlonde

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My best guess? Fox's (yes I'm saying Fox even thought it's 20th Century) slate is gutted and she's merely following marching orders given by the corporation rather than independently developing her own studio's slate, why pay her to lead a studio that's now more of a marketing name than anything else? I wonder where she ends up next.
 

Nick

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My best guess? Fox's (yes I'm saying Fox even thought it's 20th Century) slate is gutted and she's merely following marching orders given by the corporation rather than independently developing her own studio's slate, why pay her to lead a studio that's now more of a marketing name than anything else? I wonder where she ends up next.
I agree her position was redundant, but honestly, she's got so much career ahead of her whereas Iger literally pulled Alan Horn out of retirement to run Disney's Studio division. The smart move imo would've been to promote Watts to Chief of Walt Disney Studios and send Horn back into retirement.
 
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