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Agnes Chu Leaving Disney+ For Condé Nast Entertainment

Agnes Cho, who is senior VP of content at Disney+, is leaving the streaming service to join Condé Nast Entertainment as head of the media and publishing company’s entertainment division.

Deadline reports that Cho will remain with Disney until mid-August and then will start as president of Condé Nast Entertainment in September 2020.  At Conde Nast, Chu will oversee the digital video, TV and film division and the expansion of its dedicated brand studios for the New Yorker, Wired, GQ, Vogue and Vanity Fair.

“Agnes is a rare creative executive that can harness both vision and operational expertise to produce culture-defining content and audience experiences,” said Condé Nast CEO Roger Lynch in announcing her hire.

Referring to Disney+, Lynch added, “Her leadership was instrumental to the success of one of the largest media launches in the last decade and we are thrilled for her to join us and help drive the continued growth of our brands and audience through the power of video storytelling.”

At Disney+, Chu oversaw the slate of premium feature, scripted, unscripted and animated originals.

“Storytelling has the ability to move people, provoke conversation, and indelibly impact our culture on a global scale, which creates a responsibility that is particularly pivotal today,” Chu said in a statement. “The premium brands of Condé Nast have always inspired me, allowing me access to new vantage points and a vision of what is possible. I’m excited to work with Roger, the editors, and the great teams to continue building on the company’s incredible legacy, and expanding its remarkable content across all platforms.”

Kevin Mayer, who was Disney’s Chairman of Direct-to-Consumer & International division, also recently left the streaming service to join TikTok.

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