Alan Bergman

Chairman, Disney Studios Content at The Walt Disney Company

Alan Bergman

Alan Bergman

Chairman, Disney Studios Content at The Walt Disney Company

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Alan Bergman

Chairman, Disney Studios Content

As Chairman, Disney Studios Content, Alan Bergman leads The Walt Disney Company’s renowned Studios division, which encompasses a collection of world-class entertainment studios that produce high-quality cinematic storytelling for both theatrical and streaming release. Among these globally respected studios are Disney, Walt Disney Animation Studios, Pixar Animation Studios, Marvel Studios, Lucasfilm, 20th Century Studios, Searchlight Pictures, and Blue Sky Studios. It is also home to Disney Theatrical Productions, producer of popular stage shows on Broadway and around the world.

Bergman oversees all facets of Disney Studios’ global output including creative, production, marketing, operations, business affairs, finance, and legal affairs.

Bergman served as Co-Chairman of The Walt Disney Studios from 2019 to 2020 and as its President from 2005 to 2019. He played a leading role in the Studios’ integrations of Pixar Animation Studios, Marvel Studios, Lucasfilm, and the Fox film studios and its expansion into the production of content for Disney’s streaming services. During his tenure, The Walt Disney Studios set numerous records at the box office, surpassing $7 billion globally in 2016 and 2018 and $11 billion in 2019, the only studio ever to have reached these thresholds. Recent successes include Disney’s live-action “Beauty and the Beast,” “Aladdin,” and “The Lion King”; Walt Disney Animation Studios’ “Frozen,” “Zootopia,” and “Frozen 2”; Pixar’s “Coco,” “Incredibles 2,” and “Toy Story 4”; Lucasfilm’s “Star Wars: The Force Awakens,” “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story,” “Star Wars: The Last Jedi,” and “Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker”; and Marvel Studios’ “Black Panther,” “Captain Marvel,” “Avengers: Infinity War,” and “Avengers: Endgame.”

Bergman joined The Walt Disney Company in 1996 as a Director in the corporate controllership group with a focus on 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 named Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of The Walt Disney Studios in 2001 and upped to Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer in 2002. He holds a bachelor’s degree in business economics from UCLA.

Bergman is a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

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Alan Bergman
Chairman, Disney Studios Content at The Walt Disney Company
Education
Bachelor's in Business Economics

UCLA's primary purpose as a public research university is the creation, dissemination, preservation and application of knowledge for the betterment of our global society. To fulfill this mission, UCLA is committed to academic freedom in its fullest terms: We value open access to information, free and lively debate conducted with mutual respect for individuals, and freedom from intolerance. In all of our pursuits, we strive at once for excellence and diversity, recognizing that openness and inclusion produce true quality. These values underlie our three institutional responsibilities. Learning and teaching at UCLA are guided by the belief that undergraduate, graduate and professional school students and their teachers belong to a community of scholars. This community is dedicated to providing students with a foundational understanding of a broad range of disciplines followed by the opportunity for in-depth study in a chosen discipline. All members of the community are engaged together in discovering and advancing knowledge and practice. Learning occurs not only in the classroom but also through engagement in campus life and in communities and organizations beyond the university.

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Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences promotes social and civic activities including arts and sciences. The company fosters co-operation among creative leaders for cultural, educational, and technological progress. It was founded in 1927 and is headquartered in Beverly Hills, CA.

Career History
Chairman, Disney Studios Content
1996 - Current

The Walt Disney Co. is a diversified international family entertainment and media enterprise. It operates through the following segments: Media Networks, Parks, Experiences and Products, Studio Entertainment and Direct-to-Consumer and International (DTCI). The Media Networks segment includes cable and broadcast television networks, television production and distribution operations, domestic television stations, radio networks and stations. The Parks, Experiences and Products 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 DTCI 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 company was founded by Walter Elias Disney on October 16, 1923 and is headquartered in Burbank, CA.

Co-Chairman
2001 - 2020

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.

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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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$1,500
2014

Senator from New Jersey

$250
2013

Senator from New Jersey

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