May 6, 2009 |
Walt Disney Co. is poised to release "Up," another anticipated hit from Pixar Animation Studios. Studio brass hope the same will be true of the movie division's next quarterly earnings. Rather than attribute Disney Studios' dismal results to the weak global economy, Chief Executive Robert A. Iger bluntly put the blame on Burbank's doorstep. The studio's operating income plummeted 97% in the company's second fiscal quarter to $13 million, down from $377 million a year earlier.
January 17, 2009 |
Walt Disney Co. reported Friday that Chief Executive Robert Iger was awarded total compensation of $30.6 million last year, up 11% from 2007. Steve Jobs, Disney's biggest shareholder, is up for reelection to the board, the Burbank-based media company said in a regulatory filing. Jobs announced this week he's taking a medical leave from Apple Inc. for the first half of this year. Iger's salary was unchanged at $2 million. Net income at Disney, the second-largest U.S. media company, fell 5.
March 23, 2008
Gil Cates pulled off the mother of all award shows just last month, so putting on the annual Backstage at the Geffen Gala on Monday must have been a breeze for the Academy Awards producer. Honorees Disney President and Chief Executive 4. Robert Iger and Annette Bening flashed award-winning smiles along with their statues, noting their contributions to the theater community. Host Dick Van Dyke spontaneously burst into a few bars of "Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious," while Bening blurted out a "Romeo and Juliet" monologue she knew.
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.