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Notes On The Season: Race Heats Up As ‘First Man’ Shoots For The Moon And Oprah Falls For ‘Black Panther’

A column chronicling events and conversations on the awards circuit Even though Christmas is almost upon us , Hanukkah is in the rear view mirror, and 2019 is right around the corner, we can’t say that has stopped the major studios from trying to compete with the likes of Netflix and other entities for a stake in this…

Disney’s First Images Of Shanghai Resort

The first glimpse of Shanghai Disneyland, the centerpiece of Shanghai Disney Resort, was unveiled earlier today during the company’s annual meeting:  Walt Disney Company CEO Robert Iger showed off a model of the new theme park centered on the Enchanted Storybook Castle. Under development since 2005, Shanghai Disney…

SHOCKER! RICH ROSS OUT AT DISNEY

Related: Why Rich Ross Was Fired At Disney: But Does This Say More About Bob Iger's Leadership? BREAKING… Below is what fired Walt Disney Studios Chairman Rich Ross just sent to his staff, followed by a statement from Disney Chairman Bob Iger. But make no mistake about it: Ross did not simply decide to step down – he…

Disney Channel To Launch In Russia

Disney announced today it has reached an agreement to launch a free-to-air ad-supported Disney Channel in Russia early next year. The joint venture with media holding company UTH Russia will see UTH’s Seven TV channel become Disney Channel, with Disney owning a 49% stake and UTH 51%. At launch, the network will reach…

Disney Sets Succession: Board Re-Ups CEO Bob Iger Through 2016 And Adds Chairman Title In 2012; New CEO To Be Named In 2015

BURBANK, Calif. — The Walt Disney Company (NYSE: DIS) Board of Directors announced today it has agreed to extend Robert A. Iger's contract through June 2016 as part of the Company's ongoing succession planning. Under the new agreement, effective Oct. 1, Iger will assume the role of chairman in addition to chief…

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