Disney’s studio head Rich Ross makes OUT’s 100 list
By Greg Hernandez
HollywoodNews.com: The OUT 100 continue to trickle out.
Yesterday I shared with you Chris Colfer, T.R. Knight and a handful of others.
Today’s big reveal is Rich Ross, the guy in charge of Disney’s movie studio.
He’s the first out movie chief but that’s not what people are talking about. They are talking about how how he steered Disney Channels Worldwide to untold billions thanks to his franchise behemoths Hannah Montana and High School Musical before being picked last year to lead the studio.
Sexuality has proved to be a spectacular nonissue.
His radical rewriting of the Disney rule book, on the other hand, has sired plenty of resentment, but also admiration for the way he’s remaking the studio for the digital age, wooing new talent like The Social Network director David Fincher into the fold.
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