22 Apr '12, 4am

Disney film boss quits after 'John Carter' fiasco - Celebrity News

The chairman of Walt Disney Studios Rich Ross resigned Friday, a month after the massive box office flop suffered by critically-panned sci-fi fantasy film “John Carter.” The 15-year Disney veteran made no reference to the movie — which lost some $ 200 million — in his resignation statement, while Disney overall boss Bob Iger paid tribute to Ross’s “business acumen and personal integrity.” “For the last 15 years, I have had the opportunity to work with incredibly talented people on behalf of the world’s best loved brand,” he said in the statement issued by the entertainment giant,” the statement said. “But, the best people need to be in the right jobs, in roles they are passionate about, doing work that leverages the full range of their abilities,” added Ross, who had been chairman for two and a half years. “I no longer believe the chairman role is the right professional fi...

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