Tom Rothman, the co-chairman and co-CEO of News Corp’s Fox Filmed Entertainment, is stepping down at the end of the year. Rothman has been with Fox for 18 years. Jim Gianopulos, who shares titles with Rothman, is taking over after Rothman departs the company.

Additionally, Twentieth Century Fox Television, a part of Fox Filmed, will be split into its own business unit within News Corp. Fox Filmed will be ranamed Twentieth Century Fox Film after the separation.

The Los Angeles Times is reporting that Rothman was forced out. His contract was originally set to expire in 2014.