March 7, 2008 |
Few people would mistake Albuquerque as the happiest place on Earth. But the city -- the setting (if not the actual filming location) for the fictional East High from one of Walt Disney Co.'s hottest franchises, "High School Musical" -- seemed an appropriate place for President and Chief Executive Robert Iger to tout the year's accomplishments to shareholders. The reserved yet affable Iger has plenty to celebrate. The annual return to shareholders over the last five years was 15.
February 11, 2008 |
Months of sporadic talks with the Writers Guild of America had been fruitless. Bargaining sessions last summer and fall with the writers had become bogged down by the sheer number of people involved: more than a dozen corporate labor-relations executives, lawyers and staff members of the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers.
February 2, 2008 |
Walt Disney Co. said Friday that it had signed Chief Executive Robert Iger to a five-year contract that would pay him an annual salary of $2 million plus bonuses and stock awards that could be worth millions more. Under terms of the deal, Iger could receive an annual incentive bonus of $10 million or more, along with an annual equity award valued at $9 million or more, if Disney meets certain performance goals, according to a document filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
January 12, 2008 |
Walt Disney Co., the second-largest U.S. media company, gave Chief Executive Robert A. Iger an 11% raise to $27.7 million last year after he expanded profit for eight straight quarters. The salary and other compensation for Iger, 56, was disclosed in a regulatory filing Thursday by Burbank-based Disney. In 2006, Iger received $24.9 million, according to the filing. Disney stock gained 14% for the fiscal year ended Sept. 29. Fourth-quarter profit rose 12%.
May 22, 2007 |
Walt Disney Co. believes Anaheim should have more affordable housing -- but not as close to Disneyland as some local officials and developers propose, Chief Executive Robert Iger said Monday. Speaking before a group of journalists at Disneyland Hotel, Iger called the theme park the "best neighbor Anaheim has ever had." Iger noted that the city's resort area occupied less than 5% of the land in Anaheim but generated 50% of the city's revenue.
January 13, 2007 |
Walt Disney Co. more than doubled its annual payout to Robert Iger in 2006 after his role was expanded from president to chief executive. The Burbank entertainment powerhouse spent about $25 million on Iger's compensation during his first year atop Disney. His base salary rose to $2 million from $1.5 million, and his bonus jumped to $15 million from less than $8 million, according to a proxy statement Disney filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on Friday.
October 8, 2006 |
Even to those who have worked closely with Robert Iger, the Walt Disney Co. chief executive is something of an enigma -- "easy to like but hard to get to know," in the words of one former senior officer. Since ascending to the top a year ago last week, Iger has kept an unusually low profile, a relatively tricky task at an entertainment icon whose leaders have been household names for nearly all of its 83 years.
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.
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.
May 17, 2006 |
When ABC announced Tuesday that its fall slate would include three series created by star television writer-producer J.J. Abrams, Hollywood insiders suspected that there was a bit more behind Abrams' trifecta than the success of his hit show "Lost." For weeks, Abrams' representatives have been floating a proposal to ABC's corporate parent, Walt Disney Co., and to several other entertainment companies that have expressed a keen interest in being in the J.J. Abrams business. Even before Abrams' film directorial debut, "Mission: Impossible 3," opened in theaters May 5, his agent and lawyers had been offering studios the chance to bankroll a new "creative collective" -- a major stand-alone label that would employ many co-creators, story editors, staff writers and producers with whom Abrams has worked for many years.