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Disney-Fox deal might cause high-level Fox execs to jump ship

Disney-Fox deal might cause high-level Fox execs to jump ship

Walt Disney Co.’s planned acquisition of much of Rupert Murdoch’s 21st Century Fox media company — a deal that is expected to be completed as early as this week — could prompt a brain drain of high-level Fox executives in the coming months.

Among the prominent executives who eventually could exit Fox is 20th Century Fox Chairman Stacey Snider as well as Fox Television Group Chairman Dana Walden.

Amazon.com has had individual discussions with the two executives to gauge their interest in becoming chief executive of Amazon Studios in Santa Monica, according to four knowledgeable people who were not authorized to discuss the situation.

Snider and Walden are two of...

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