Entertainment One has confirmed that CEO and chief content officer Mark Gordon will “absolutely be with [the business] in a year’s time”.
Stuart Baxter, president of international distribution for eOne, told delegates at Variety’s European TV Summit in London today (13 June) that Gordon – who was reportedly in conflict with eOne management and poised to exit just a year after his promotion – will remain with the business.
“I spent a lot of Monday night talking with Mark about a new project we can bring to market next May. Mark has been absolutely at the vanguard of everything we do, being chief creative officer,” explained Baxter.
The exec allowed, however, that Gordon – who is best known for exec producing such shows as Grey’s Anatomy, Criminal Minds, Ray Donovan and Quantico – has played a “broader role” in the last year, with “probably less producing” when “the stuff he wants most is producing”.
However, he added: “Is he going to be part of the eOne family and are we going to have all his shows? Absolutely.”
It was reported earlier this month that eOne could be looking to push Gordon out after it became clear he may not be the best fit to manage the growing business.
EOne bought the 49% of Gordon’s prodco, The Mark Gordon Company, that it didn’t already own in January 2018.