Condé Nast Entertainment has hired Disney + senior vice president of content Agnes Chu to serve as the division’s president. Chu has been at Disney since 2008 and before being named to her post at Disney + served as a story and franchise development executive at Walt Disney Imagineering, the company’s research and development arm. Chu succeeds current CNE president Oren Katzeff, who has faced allegations of racism in its video department. According to a report in Variety, Katzeff will take on a new position at the company, though details have not been released. Chu will oversee CNE’s digital video, TV and film division as well as the expansion of its dedicated brand studios for the New Yorker, Wired, GQ, Vogue and Vanity Fair. Condé Nast CEO Roger Lynch said that “her leadership was instrumental to the success of one of the largest media launches in the last decade and we are thrilled for her to join us and help drive the continued growth of our brands and audience.”
FOLIO: which has covered the magazine industry since 1972, has decided to eliminate its regular industry reporting. In a note on the publication’s website, Access Intelligence group publisher Bill Amstutz said that the Folio brand would continue to exist, with a focus on such aspects of its current business as executive roundtables and the Eddie and Ozzie Awards. “While we are winding down our daily news coverage, we will continue to celebrate our industry’s successes while innovating new ways to highlight achievements and create meaningful connections,” Amstutz said. Access Intelligence purchased Folio as part of its acquisition of Red7Media in 2011.