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April 20, 2012, 12:39 PM

Rich Ross abruptly stepped down as chairman of Walt Disney Studios on Friday, ending a two-and-a-half-year tenure that was more notable for continued misses than hits.

Mr. Ross, a 15-year veteran of Disney, announced his departure to the studio in an e-mail. “I believe in our strong slate of films and our ability to make and market them better than anyone else,” he wrote. “But, I no longer believe the chairman role is the right professional fit for me.”

Many people in Hollywood would argue that it was never a fit. Mr. Ross was a star television executive, running Disney Channel, when Robert A. Iger, Disney’s chief executive, picked him to turn around the studio in October 2009. He had trouble from the beginning, hiring top lieutenants with little or no movie-making experience; together, Mr. Ross and his team faced the steepest of learning curves.

Mr. Iger’s hiring of Mr. Ross was heralded as a bold decision. Now his exit marks a rare blemish on Mr. Iger’s record as chief executive, partly because of the selection of Mr. Ross but also because the studio continues to be in turmoil more than two years after Mr. Iger first moved to fix it. In recent weeks, according to Disney insiders who spoke on the condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to speak publicly, Mr. Iger began discussions with Mr. Ross about ending the experiment.

His exit comes after Disney was forced to take a $200 million write-down tied to the science-fiction megaflop “John Carter.” Other misses include “Mars Needs Moms” and “Prom.” Mr. Ross scored one smash: “Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides.”

“I appreciate his countless contributions throughout his entire career at Disney, and expect he will have tremendous success in whatever he chooses to do next,” Mr. Iger said in a statement.

Disney did not name a successor. It may take weeks or months to fill the job, partly because of a lack of candidates inside the company and across the industry. Two names that Hollywood’s chattering class frequently mention as possible leaders for Disney’s studio are Kevin Feige, president of Marvel Studios, a Disney unit; and Stacey Snider, chief executive and co-owner of DreamWorks Studios, which contracts with Disney to release its films.

Under Mr. Ross, Disney Channel was a franchise-generating machine, generating properties like “Hannah Montana” and “High School Musical.” Mr. Ross also played a significant role in the rise of the Jonas Brothers.

from:  http://mediadecoder.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/04/20/rich-ross-disney-studio-chairman-quits/

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Rich Ross
Chairman, The Walt Disney Studios

As Chairman of The Walt Disney Studios, Rich Ross oversees films from Disney, Pixar and Marvel, as well as marketing and distribution for films from the independently owned DreamWorks Studios. Also under his purview are Disney’s music and theatrical divisions.

As a global leader in creating high-quality entertainment for the whole family, The Walt Disney Studios boasts a collection of films showcasing the unforgettable stories, beloved characters and cutting-edge artistry Disney is known for, from the billion-dollar hitsAlice in Wonderland, Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides,and Disney·Pixar’s Toy Story 3 to Tangled, The Muppets, Frankenweenie, Oz the Great and Powerful, Disney·Pixar’s Brave,and Marvel’s The Avengers.

Before joining the Studios in October 2009, Ross served as President of Disney Channels Worldwide, where he fostered the unprecedented growth of Disney’s global kids’ TV business with the development of a multiplatform strategy that included subscription video-on-demand and content-rich broadband websites; the original programming block of global hit series such as Hannah Montana, Wizards of Waverly Place, That’s So Raven and Phineas and Ferb; and the hugely successful Disney Channel Original Movie franchise, which produced the international smash hit High School Musical. Also under Ross’ supervision was Radio Disney, which has set the industry standard for kid and family content. Ross joined Disney in 1996 as Senior Vice President, Programming and Production, for Disney Channel, becoming General Manager and Executive Vice President, Programming and Production, in 1999. He was named Disney Channel President in 2002 before stepping into the role of Disney Channels Worldwide President in 2004.

Ross previously served as Senior Vice President, Development and Production, at FX Networks, where he was a member of the executive team that launched the cable network, and spent seven years at Nickelodeon, where as Vice President, Program Enterprises, he was involved in all original-programming deals. He built the Nickelodeon/Nick at Nite talent relations department overseeing network casting and served as executive producer of the first televised kid-voted awards show, Nickelodeon’s Kids’ Choice Awards.

Ross sits on the Board of Trustees of the American Film Institute. He is also a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

A native of New York, Ross earned his Bachelor of Arts in International Relations and English at the University of Pennsylvania. He received his J.D. degree from New York’s Fordham University.

from:  http://corporate.disney.go.com/corporate/bios/rich_ross.html

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using the number/letter grid:

 
1      2      3       4       5       6      7      8      9
A      B     C       D       E       F      G      H      I
J      K      L      M      N       O      P      Q      R
S      T      U      V      W      X      Y      Z

Where:

A = 1              J = 1              S = 1

B = 2              K = 2             T = 2

C = 3              L = 3             U = 3

D = 4              M = 4            V = 4

E = 5              N = 5            W = 5

F = 6              O = 6             X = 6

G = 7              P = 7             Y = 7

H = 8              Q = 8             Z = 8

I = 9               R = 9

 

 

Rich Ross

9938 9611          46

 

his path of destiny = 46 = His time at Disney is up.

Six of Cups Tarot card

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using the number/letter grid:

 
1      2      3       4       5       6      7      8      9
A      B     C       D       E       F      G      H      I
J      K      L      M      N       O      P      Q      R
S      T      U      V      W      X      Y      Z

Where:

A = 1              J = 1              S = 1

B = 2              K = 2             T = 2

C = 3              L = 3             U = 3

D = 4              M = 4            V = 4

E = 5              N = 5            W = 5

F = 6              O = 6             X = 6

G = 7              P = 7             Y = 7

H = 8              Q = 8             Z = 8

I = 9               R = 9

 

 

Rich Ross

9         11

 

what he must do/has to do and how he obtains his heart’s desire both = RS = 91 = Being in the right place at the right time.  Jumping on the bandwagon.  Following the trends.  The latest fads.

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