Tom Cruise's producing partner Paula Wagner says she will leave her job as chief executive of the United Artists studio to produce projects independently.
Wagner says in a statement Wednesday that she wants to return to her true love of making movies but still believes in the vision she and Cruise have for UA, which she co-owns with Cruise.
She also says she has enjoyed working with Cruise and is proud of what the pair has accomplished in the past two years.
The office of Cruise's publicist referred calls about Wagner to Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Inc., the parent of UA.
Cruise and Wagner took over United Artists, a film studio first formed nearly 90 years ago by Hollywood actors, in November 2006.