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.