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Joe Roth Stepping Down From Legendary Entertainment Board

Boston Red Sox chairman Tom Werner will succeed him

Joe Roth will leave his post as a member of Legendary Enetertainment’s board of directors, and┬áTom Werner, co-founder of Carsey Wener and chairman of the Boston Red Sox and Liverpool Football Club, will succeed him,┬áthe company announced on Thursday.

Roth, the former chairman of Fox and Disney and now a prominent producer, is leaving the board “to eliminate any potential governance conflicts arising from his focus and involvement as a producer on several Legendary films including ‘Hot Wheels’ and ‘Brilliance.'”

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Roth’s most recent movies include “Oz the Great and Powerful,” “Snow White and the Huntsman” and “Knight and Day.”

Legendary, a prominent financier and producer, has worked with Warner Bros since 2004 but will enter a new partnership with Universal in 2014.

Roth’s departure is effective Sept. 25.