Rich Battista, the onetime Time Inc. chief executive who in August landed with Hollywood heavyweights Ron Howard and Brian Grazer as the CEO of Imagine Entertainment, is .
Sources say that he had differences with Howard and Grazer over the direction of the movie company. No word on the financial terms of his departure. He got a $15.8 million severance package for his 16-month CEO gig at Time Inc. in January 2018.
He was also the subject of a cheesy video in which highly paid Time executives stood on their desks and recited Walt Whitman’s “O Captain! My Captain!” The poem was featured in the award-winning Robin Williams film “Dead Poets Society.”
Time Inc. forced the video to be taken down on the grounds that