Both Disney and Fox, a combined studio spokesperson affirmed to Variety are associated with layoffs. The cuts are made especially for film staff, said a person with knowledge of the company.
It is unclear which additional departments could be affected. More information is expected after pink slips were handed out, another insider added. Last week, the studio cleared its release calendar and released numerous high-profile Fox projects, including dates for James Cameron's "Avatar" episodes and one-offs such as the Amy Adams thriller "The Woman in the Window."
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The layoffs are the human tribute to the merger that aims to strengthen Disney and help it compete in the rapidly changing media and entertainment market of the future. Disney has promised to achieve synergy savings of $ 2 billion by 2021. It is clear that much of this will result from job losses.