Rich Ross appointed chairman of Walt Disney Studios
Disney Channels Worldwide president Rich Ross has been named chairman of Walt Disney Studios, Variety reports. He replaces Dick Cook, who left Disney in mid-September after 38 years at the company. Ross will oversee production, distribution and marketing for Walt Disney Pictures, Touchstone, Miramax and Disney/Pixar. He will also be in charge of Disney’s theatrical and music operations. Ross will report to Disney president/CEO Bob Iger.