Here is Rich Ross’ internal email to the entire Walt Disney Studios staff confirming, as I first reported exclusively on Sunday, that worldwide marketing head MT Carney leaving company. Following it is MT Carney’s exit message sent to her marketing team. Strange that she takes credit even for movie campaigns she outsourced:
I want to share with you that MT Carney has made the decision to leave the company and return to New York to be with her children. Under her leadership, our marketing organization has put together some of the most wide-reaching campaigns we have ever launched. I am incredibly grateful and thank MT for all of her insight and expertise, but I fully respect her decision and wish her all the best.
We have, in my opinion, the best marketing team in the business and the work I’ve seen over the past two years has been nothing short of extraordinary.
I realize there is much work at hand on our upcoming projects and I appreciate your dedication as always.
MT Carney’s message to the Walt Disney Studios’ marketing staff follows:
After much consideration, I have decided to leave the Disney family to return to my own. It is terribly hard to leave, but I have been constantly torn between my kids and my job, and like all good Hollywood movies, the kids have to win.
This has been a challenging and exciting job, and I have learned a great deal in my time with all of you. I am truly lucky to have had the chance to lead this incredible team on so many wonderful projects. I’m particularly proud of the amazing and creative work that came out of our global hits like Tangled, Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, Cars 2, and The Help, as well as The Muppets and War Horse, and John Carter and The Avengers to come.
I want to thank you all for your understanding and support. This has been a remarkable journey and I look forward to seeing your continued brilliance everywhere. But now it is time to get back to winter in New York and my amazing kids.
All my best, always,