After fifteen years working for the Disney Corporation, head of the film-making studio RICH ROSS has resigned from his post as chairman - a month after the film John Carter announced it's enormous loses. The film lost a reported $200million, making it one of the company's biggest flops to date.
Ross was appointed chairman of the movie-making department of the corporation in 2009, after overseeing major success as the president of the Disney Channel. Joining Disney way back in 1996, he was promoted to head of television affairs in 2004, during which time he oversaw the major successes that were the High School Musical franchise, Hannah Montana and Wizards of Waverly Place. Announcing his resignation through an open email to members of the company, he marked the end of an illustrious 16 years with the company.
According to a report made by the BBC, the Disney Corporation are by no means in a hurry to replace Ross and so far no clear front-runner for the post has emerged. The company's Chief Executive Bob Iger has hailed Ross' efforts and contribution to the company, voicing his disappointment at Ross' resignation following years of success - John Carter being the only blip on an otherwise seamless CV.