An interesting quote from that article:
Originally Posted by pyttius
"Is it time to put an old hand at the tiller, someone with decades of experience and finely tuned creative instincts? Or will Iger double down on another newcomer? If you study the history of Hollywood, the track record for outsiders isn’t especially good, especially ones like Ross who had a touch of arrogance about their own gifts.
...If I were Bob Iger, I’d be very wary of making another bad choice. If his next pick doesn’t pan out, the person getting the blame will be Iger himself."
And from the New York Times:
"His departure is a rare misstep by Robert A. Iger, Disney’s chief executive. After firing Disney’s previous movie chairman in September 2009, Mr. Iger stunned Hollywood by handing the job of a studio turnaround to Mr. Ross, whose career until then was spent entirely in television. It was a bold decision that did not work in practice, as Mr. Ross, 50, in turn hired lieutenants with little or no film experience.
...Yup. Bob sure knows how to pick 'em.
...Mr. Iger now finds himself in the painful position of having a movie studio that continues to operate in turmoil more than two years after he first moved to fix it. It may take weeks or months to fill the movie chairman job, partly because of a lack of candidates inside the company and across the industry. Running a movie studio has become one of Hollywood’s least coveted jobs because of the huge challenges the business faces, not the least of which involves slumping DVD sales.
...When Mr. Ross came to the studio job he was riding a wave of success, having turned Disney Channel into a franchise-generating machine that spawned properties like "Hannah Montana" and "High School Musical." Mr. Ross also played a significant role in the rise of the Jonas Brothers.
He started his career as a talent booker at Nickelodeon and joined the Disney Channel in 1996 as senior vice president for programming, helping to develop 'Lizzie McGuire.'"