Alan Bergman

Co-Chairman, the Walt Disney Studios at The Walt Disney Company

Alan Bergman

Alan Bergman

Co-Chairman, the Walt Disney Studios at The Walt Disney Company

Biography

Alan Bergman Co-Chairman, The Walt Disney Studios As Co-Chairman of The Walt Disney Studios, Alan Bergman is responsible for the global operations of Disney’s world-class Studio Entertainment division, encompassing film, music, and theatrical. Alongside Co-Chairman and Chief Creative Officer Alan Horn, Bergman oversees the production, marketing, and distribution of films around the world for Disney, Walt Disney Animation Studios, Pixar Animation Studios, Disneynature, Marvel Studios, and Lucasfilm, as well as Twentieth Century Fox, Fox Family, Fox Searchlight Pictures, Fox 2000, and Blue Sky Studios following The Walt Disney Company’s 2019 acquisition of 21st Century Fox. Bergman also manages the Studios’ business affairs, finance, legal, labor relations, technology, and operations teams. Prior to being named Co-Chairman, Bergman served as President of The Walt Disney Studios from 2005-2019 and has played a leading role in the Studios’ expansion and integrations of Pixar Animation Studios, Marvel Studios, Lucasfilm, and the Fox film studios. During Bergman’s tenure, The Walt Disney Studios has set numerous records at the box office, including becoming the first and only studio to surpass $7 billion globally within a calendar year, a feat the studio has accomplished twice, and holding the records for domestic box office with $3.09 billion in 2018, international box office with $4.6 billion in 2016, and global box office with $7.6 billion globally in 2016. Recent successes include Disney’s live-action “Beauty and the Beast” and “The Jungle Book”; Walt Disney Animation Studios’ “Frozen” and “Zootopia”; Pixar’s “Finding Dory,” “Coco,” and “Incredibles 2”; Marvel Studios’ “Avengers: Infinity War” and “Avengers: Endgame,” “Black Panther,” and “Captain Marvel”; and Lucasfilm’s “Star Wars: The Force Awakens,” “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story,” and “Star Wars: The Last Jedi.” He joined Disney in 1996 as a Director in the corporate controllership group with a focus on The Walt Disney Studios’ initiatives. In 1998, he was promoted to Vice President of the company’s operations planning group, where he was responsible for developing the company’s annual operating plan. Bergman was promoted to Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of The Walt Disney Studios in 2001 and was upped to Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer in 2002. Bergman has a bachelor’s degree in business economics from UCLA.

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Chief Executive Officer at Disney Enterprises, Inc.

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Chairman of Parks, Experiences & Consumer Products at The Walt Disney Company

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President, Asia-Pacific at The Walt Disney Company

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Chief Technology Officer & Senior Vice President at The Walt Disney Studios

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President, Studio Operations at The Walt Disney Studios

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Head of Non-Linear Media at The Walt Disney Company

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Alan Bergman
Co-Chairman, the Walt Disney Studios at The Walt Disney Company
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Co-Chairman
1996 - Current

Walt Disney Studios provides film production services. The firm produces and distributes through the Walt Disney Pictures, Touchstone and Hollywood banners. It also runs Walt Disney Feature Animation. The company was founded in 1939 and is located in Burbank, CA.

Co-Chairman, the Walt Disney Studios
Current

The Walt Disney Co. is a diversified international family entertainment and media enterprise. It operates through the following segments: Media Networks, Parks & Resorts, Studio Entertainment and Consumer Products & Interactive Media. The Media Networks segment includes cable and broadcast television networks, television production and distribution operations, domestic television stations, radio networks and stations. The Parks and Resorts segment owns and operates the Walt Disney World Resort in Florida; the Disneyland Resort in California; Aulani, a Disney Resort & Spa in Hawaii; the Disney Vacation Club; the Disney Cruise Line; and Adventures by Disney. The Studio Entertainment segment produces and acquires live-action and animated motion pictures, direct-to-video content, musical recordings and live stage plays. This segment distributes films primarily under the Walt Disney Pictures, Pixar, Marvel, Lucasfilm and Touchstone banners. The Consumer Products and Interactive Media segment licenses the company's trade names, characters and visual and literary properties to various manufacturers, game developers, publishers and retailers throughout the world. It also develops and publishes games, primarily for mobile platforms, and books, magazines and comic books. This segment also distributes branded merchandise directly through retail, online and wholesale businesses. The Walt Disney was founded by Walter Elias Disney on October 16, 1923 and is headquartered in Burbank, CA.

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2010

California Institute of the Arts was founded in 1970 by Walt Disney and Lulu May Von Hagen to provide training and education for artists in the areas of dance, theatre, music, film/video, critical writing and the visual arts.

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2014

Senator from New Jersey

$250
2013

Senator from New Jersey

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