Mark Gordon, President of eOne, Steps Down From Position

Mark Gordon, the former head of Mark Gordon Co and and then eOne (current Narnia producers) is leaving his position as president of eOne. EOne gradually acquired the Mark Gordon Co between 2015 and 2018. At that time, Gordon became president of eOne, and soon after it was announced that eOne would collaborate with Netflix on adapting The Chronicles of Narnia.

Will this affect the Narnia production? It is too soon to tell, but according to Deadline, Gordon may not be leaving the company immediately.

Any exit might take time, because Gordon is under an employment contract and eOne has made a substantial investment in him. It is likely he would return to a focus on development and producing, which he did so well under his own banner.

deadline.com

6 Responses

  1. Frodo Lives says:

    Mama Mia… Here We Go Again

  2. narnia fan 7 says:

    Hmm, I wonder if this means he won’t be involved with the Netflix stuff going forward.

  3. Forrest says:

    According to the Variety article, “Entertainment One is said to be pushing Gordon out after it became clear that he was ill-suited to the role of managing a large organization. A source close to the situation observed: “They were unhappy together.””

    https://variety.com/2019/tv/news/mark-gordon-entertainment-one-president-leave-1203233580/

    So the general idea is he wasn’t a great CEO and was ousted. Might be a good thing. You want competence and talent at every level of a company. But I know nothing about the real situation, obviously. Hopefully the next CEO isn’t some typical Hollywood type. Showbusiness is pretty weird. You’ll find amazingly creative artists and astoundingly hackish businesspersons (or vice versa) all working on the same projects. I just really hope we get some people with vision and passion for these books on this new adaptation.

  4. Christopher says:

    This calls for a satirical metaphor:

    There is a scene in Breaking Bad: Season 5 where the series’ main character, Walter White, is on an intense mission, and when he finally reaches the end of the line, he learns that his bitter and vengeful wife Skyler has completely sabotaged and royally screwed with his plans. Not knowing what else to do, Walter simply throws his head back and laughs maniacally – at himself, at Skyler, and at the sheer absurdity of the entire situation, as if he were suddenly an actor in a bitterly satirical stage play mocking him about failure. The camera pans out as Walter is seen enclosed within a trapdoor window.

    As a fan of the Narnia movies, who has waited patiently to see the next film, words are not needed this time: I just want to throw my head back and laugh like Walter White did at the sheer absurdity of what we patient Narnia fans have had to put up with for a decade. WHEN does it end???

  5. Barana says:

    Oh oh.