On Thursday, Deadline reported that changes in leadership were taking place at Skydance Animation, where John Lasseter is head of animation. Sources told the publication that Holly Edwards is being promoted from her previous role as head of production to the position of president.
According to the report, Lasster and Skydance Media’s CEO David Ellison made the announcement jointly during an informal staff meeting. Edwards will replace Bill Damaschke, who held the role of president and had widely been expected to step down following Lasseter’s appointment last month. In her new role, Edwards will work closely with Lasseter. While he oversees the creative aspects of the division, she will be in charge of the business side across all their titles.
Back in January, just a few days after parting ways with the Walt Disney Company, Lasseter was brought on board at Skydance, a move that caused widespread industry outrage due to the extensive allegations of sexual misconduct and harassment from Lasseter’s time at Pixar and Disney.