Head of Maker Studios Set to Step Down

The head Disney-owned Maker Studios, Ynon Kreiz, announced today that he will be resigning his post as of January 11th 2016. Taking his place will be Courtney Holt.


According to The Hollywood Reporter, Disney Interactive President, Jimmy Pitaro (who Maker reports to at Disney) said, “We are pleased that Courtney Holt has agreed to take on an expanded role leading Maker Studios as we continue to explore new ways to leverage Maker’s unique capabilities across The Walt Disney Company. We also want to thank Ynon Kreiz, who in just three short years helped Maker Studios become the global leader in short-form entertainment. We appreciate his leadership during this critical time.”

Maker Studios was purchased by The Walt Disney Company in May 2014 for a reported $500 million plus additional performance-based bonuses.