Deadline has confirmed that STX Entertainment chief operating officer Thomas McGrath is stepping down. He will remain a senior adviser at the company.
McGrath, who has been at Bob Simonds’ mini-major since its ramp-up, exited his post on Monday. He is reportedly planning a return to the Broadway space, where he has a notable background including Tootsie which recently opened.
Variety first had the news on McGrath’s departure. No more details were provided by STX.
The news comes in the wake of STXfilms’ much-anticipated foray into feature animation UglyDolls, which tanked with a $8.6 million domestic opening. STX is opening eOne’s Poms this weekend after it acquired the pic’s U.S. rights out of American Film Market for $8M-$9M.
Back in March, STX chief brand officer Patti Röckenwagner departed the company for another opportunity. She started there in 2016.