May 26, 2006 |
Michael and Bob, back together again. In Thursday's installment of the CNBC talk show "Conversations With Michael Eisner," shot at Spago restaurant in Beverly Hills, the former Walt Disney Co. chief executive welcomed the man who replaced him last year as the leader of the Burbank entertainment giant: Bob Iger. "Its kind of odd for me to interview my successor," Eisner, 64, said right off the bat. Then, he proceeded to do much of the talking -- and a little chiding.
December 24, 2009 |
Walt Disney Co.'s chief executive, Bob Iger, received a total compensation package worth $29 million in 2009, less than the $30.6 million he made last year. Iger's base salary of $2 million remained effectively unchanged, although he collected an extra week's salary in 2009. He received stock valued at $6.3 million and options worth an additional $8.3 million. But Iger's bonus of $9.3 million was down 33% from a year earlier, reflecting the company's weaker financial performance, according to Disney's proxy statement filed Wednesday with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
September 25, 2006 |
Considering that the news leaked out days in advance, Steve Jobs' announcement this month that Apple Computer Inc. was expanding into movie downloads came as no shock. What did catch many off guard was that his supporting cast during the media show at San Francisco's Yerba Buena Center for the Arts included only one top Hollywood executive -- Walt Disney Co. Chief Executive Robert Iger.
March 14, 2012 |
Walt Disney Co. is looking to bring some Marvel muscle to Disney theme parks. Disney Chief Executive Bob Iger told shareholders attending the annual meeting Tuesday in Kansas City, Mo., that the company has done preliminary design work that will one day lead to Marvel superheroes appearing in the theme parks along with Disney's other familiar characters. "We haven't announced anything yet," Iger said. "But we're working on some concepts. " When Disney acquired Marvel Entertainment Inc. for $4.3 billion in 2009, the Burbank entertainment company talked about incorporating the comic book giant's library of 5,000 characters throughout its various businesses.
September 21, 2009 |
After 38 years, the end for Dick Cook came in less than 10 minutes. The chairman of Walt Disney Studios, who began his career as a Monorail operator at Disneyland and went on to launch billion-dollar franchises like "Pirates of the Caribbean" and woo filmmaker Steven Spielberg to the studio, didn't know what was in store when his boss casually mentioned Tuesday that he wanted to see him for a few minutes later in the day. Cook had back-to-back meetings...
September 22, 2009 |
Walt Disney Co. Chief Executive Bob Iger must act quickly to replace studio head Dick Cook to avoid further destabilizing the Burbank-based movie operation. Cook's abrupt departure Friday is upsetting employees, many of whom are finding it difficult to focus on work because they are anxious about their future. In addition, stars and filmmakers do not like to face uncertainty and want assurances that their projects will remain on track. Iger is not tipping his hand about whom he will name to fill the job. One executive that's a subject of speculation is Disney Channel President Rich Ross.
May 8, 2013 |
The eternal problem with Tomorrowland is that the commonplace reality of today inevitably catches up to and ultimately surpasses the ultramodern imagined future of yesterday. Disneyland's forward-looking land of tomorrow has seen many evolutions since opening day in 1955. Through the years, there have been major expansions in 1959 (Monorail), 1977 (Space Mountain) and 1986 (Star Tours) as well as complete makeovers in 1967 (New Tomorrowland) and 1998 (New New Tomorrowland). The current iteration has a retro-futuristic science fiction fantasy theme that was designed to be a bit more timeless but nonetheless is showing its age. Photos: Top 10 Tomorrowland rides of the past With the release of "Iron Man 3" and plans for "Star Wars" and "Tron" sequels in the works, I thought it would be a good time to do a bit of "blue sky" dreaming about what Walt Disney Imagineering might have in mind for the New New New Tomorrowland.
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October 19, 2011 |
In the basements of the Disneyland and Paradise Pier hotels in Anaheim, big flat-screen monitors hang from the walls in rooms where uniformed crews do laundry. The monitors are like scoreboards, with employees' work speeds compared to one another. Workers are listed by name, so their colleagues can see who is quickest at loading pillow cases, sheets and other items into a laundry machine. It should come as no surprise that at the happiest place on Earth, not all the employees are smiling.
August 21, 2013 |
The Disney/ABC Television Group, which includes the ABC network, local TV stations and the Disney Channel and ABC Family cable networks, is restructuring its operations, which will result in layoffs across the unit. About 175 jobs are expected to be cut through layoffs or from not filling open positions, a person familiar with the matter said. The Disney/ABC Television Group employs around 7,600 people. “As technological advances continue to alter the competitive landscape and viewer habits, it's incumbent upon us to stay ahead of the curve.