“Another prominent Fox TV distribution executive is departing following Disney’s $71.3 billion acquisition of key Fox assets,” Deadline reports. “Gina Brogi, President of Global Distribution at Twentieth Century Fox Television Distribution, is leaving after two decades at the company.”
Nellie Andreeva writes in the Deadline piece that Brogi’s exit “comes more than five months after the close of the Disney-Fox deal, which allowed Brogi to steer her team through most of the transition. After taking some personal time, she is expected to look for new professional opportunities.”
Andreeva adds: “Brogi’s exit, which I hear had been negotiated several months ago, comes on the heels of layoffs last week in Disney’s media distribution areas, encompassing TV distribution and home entertainment, which affected almost 60 employees, including EVP and SVP-level executives. It was the second major round of layoffs to impact the merged companies’ TV distribution operations, which are always vulnerable in a consolidation.”
Brogi, who was promoted to her most recent position in 2016, reported to Mark Kaner, President of 20th Century Fox Television Distribution, who exited in the first wave of post-merger layoffs, along with Greg Meidel, president of syndication division Twentieth Television, Andreeva notes.