October 7, 2011 |
Bob Iger has signed a new five-year contract with the Walt Disney Co. that will keep him at the helm until 2015, when he will step down as chief executive and leave the entertainment giant the following year at age 65. In March, Iger will assume the additional role of chairman with the retirement of Disney's current board chairman, John E. Pepper Jr. Iger will serve in the dual capacity as chairman and chief executive for three years, until a...
October 1, 2003 |
Walt Disney Co. President Bob Iger on Tuesday predicted the Burbank entertainment giant would achieve "strong earnings growth" in fiscal 2004 driven by gains at its cable channels and better results at its ABC television network. Iger, speaking Tuesday at an investor conference hosted by Goldman Sachs in New York, said strong DVD sales in the film studio and a gradual recovery at Disney's theme parks also would boost results in the fiscal year, which begins today.
April 4, 2005 |
Dear Bob: As you take over the Disney Co., along with the theme parks, the merchandise and the movies, you also take over a news division that is in trouble. And it's not just ABC News that's in trouble -- all of the network news divisions are. Ratings are down. Public disdain is up. Tom Brokaw left NBC; Dan Rather left CBS. And now, at your shop, Ted Koppel has announced that he will be leaving ABC News at the end of the year.
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.
November 22, 2013 |
Pixar Animation Studios has laid off an undisclosed number of people at its Emeryville, Calif., headquarters due to the delay of its forthcoming film "The Good Dinosaur. " The layoffs affect less than 5% of the company's 1,200-person workforce, according to a source close to the studio. In September, "The Good Dinosaur" was pushed back from its original release date of May 30, 2014, to Nov. 25, 2015. About a month before the project was delayed, the studio, a unit of Walt Disney Studios, removed director Bob Peterson from the project.