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January 31, 2003 | Richard Verrier, Times Staff Writer
Walt Disney Co.'s new theme park chief could use a little pixie dust right about now. In his first three months on the job, Jay Rasulo, the former chief of Disneyland Paris, has seen the travel and tourism business that is Disney's bread and butter falter once again, just as it seemed ready to bounce back from one of the worst slumps in a decade.
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September 12, 2013 | By Ryan Faughnder
The Walt Disney Co. will repurchase up to $8 billion in stock next year, giving a major boost to investor returns, the company's chief financial officer Jay Rasulo said Thursday.  In remarks at the Bank of America Merrill Lynch 2013 Media, Communications & Entertainment Conference in Beverly Hills, Rasulo cited confidence in the return on Disney's investments, the overall company, and its stock price, which has increased 25% to $65.49 a share...
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September 12, 2013 | By Ryan Faughnder
The Walt Disney Co. will repurchase up to $8 billion in stock next year, giving a major boost to investor returns, the company's chief financial officer Jay Rasulo said Thursday.  In remarks at the Bank of America Merrill Lynch 2013 Media, Communications & Entertainment Conference in Beverly Hills, Rasulo cited confidence in the return on Disney's investments, the overall company, and its stock price, which has increased 25% to $65.49 a share...
ENTERTAINMENT
July 1, 2013 | By Daniel Miller
Robert  Iger  will remain chief executive of the Walt Disney Co. through June of 2016, which is 15 months longer than expected, the entertainment juggernaut said Monday afternoon. Iger, who also serves as Disney's chairman, had been slated to step down from the chief executive role after March 31, 2015. Now he will vacate both posts on the same day in 2016. By extending Iger's chief executive deal, Disney also gives itself more time to choose a successor for him. Among those bandied about as potential replacements for Iger are Disney  Chief Financial Officer James Rasulo and Walt Disney Parks and Resorts Chairman Thomas Staggs.
BUSINESS
January 21, 2012 | By Dawn C. Chmielewski, Los Angeles Times
Walt Disney Co. Chief Executive Bob Iger received nearly $31.4 million in total compensation last year, a 13.6% increase from 2010, according to a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The board's compensation committee laid out the case for Iger's package, noting that 90% is tied to Disney's performance. It said the Burbank entertainment giant achieved record net income, revenue and earnings per share in fiscal 2011, and initiated a number of projects that would contribute to the company's' future growth — including expanding attractions at Disney theme parks in California, Florida and Hong Kong, and the joint venture to create a new park in Shanghai.
BUSINESS
October 5, 2008 | From Times Wires Services
Walt Disney Parks and Resorts is giving visitors a birthday present next year: free admission. "Every guest gets in free to one of our parks on their birthday in 2009," said Jay Rasulo, chairman of Walt Disney Parks and Resorts. To qualify, visitors to Disney's U.S. parks have to show identification and proof of birth date. More information is at www.disneyparks.com, where birthday visits can be registered in advance. Visitors with multiday passes or who are otherwise already ticketed on their birthdays can get a one-day ticket for use in the following year; a "Fastpass" for immediate use for four rides for up to six people; or a voucher with a dollar amount equal to the free ticket, usable toward merchandise and other purchases.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 1, 2013 | By Daniel Miller
Robert  Iger  will remain chief executive of the Walt Disney Co. through June of 2016, which is 15 months longer than expected, the entertainment juggernaut said Monday afternoon. Iger, who also serves as Disney's chairman, had been slated to step down from the chief executive role after March 31, 2015. Now he will vacate both posts on the same day in 2016. By extending Iger's chief executive deal, Disney also gives itself more time to choose a successor for him. Among those bandied about as potential replacements for Iger are Disney  Chief Financial Officer James Rasulo and Walt Disney Parks and Resorts Chairman Thomas Staggs.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 8, 2008 | From the Associated Press
Walt Disney Parks and Resorts announced plans Thursday to create a live performance attraction based on "American Idol" at Disney's Hollywood Studios theme park -- formerly called Disney-MGM Studios -- in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. "Our goal is to try to re-create the excitement of those 24 people who show up on that 'American Idol' stage," Disney Parks chairman Jay Rasulo said in an interview. "We believe many, many viewers want to know exactly how that feels, and we're going to try to reproduce that feeling for them."
ENTERTAINMENT
September 20, 2012 | By Ben Fritz
After its $1.5-billion take at the global box office, Walt Disney Co. is hoping to make its super-hero property "Avengers" its next major multi-media franchise alongside "Cars," 'Toy Story' and its princesses. The Burbank media giant's chief financial officer Jay Rasulo made the declaration Thursday at Goldman Sachs' Communacopia conference for its analysts and clients. An "Avengers" merchandise push will start this holiday season and continue next summer, Rasulo said, noting it would outshadow any merchandise initiatives tied to other Marvel brands, including "Thor" and "Captain America.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 13, 2012 | By Ben Fritz
Walt Disney Co. will take a $50 million write-down in the current fiscal quarter for a stop-motion animation project it canceled in August. The untitled movie was to be directed by Henry Selick, the well respected filmmaker behind "Coraline" and "The Nightmare Before Christmas. " Previously set to be released in October 2013, the picture had been in production for about a year when new Walt Disney Studios Chairman Alan Horn halted work. News of the write-down came in a presentation that Disney chief financial officer Jay Rasulo made to investors at the Bank of America/Merrill Lynch Media, Communications and Entertainment Conference in Beverly Hills on Thursday.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 7, 2013 | By Daniel Miller
Walt Disney Co. Chairman and Chief Executive Robert Iger and Chief Financial Officer James Rasulo sold large quantities of company stock in mid-May, when shares of the Burbank entertainment giant were near an all-time high. Iger sold 1 million shares of stock on May 14, according to a Securities and Exchange Commission filing. The sale netted Iger $37.7 million before taxes.  Rasulo, also a senior executive vice president at Disney, sold 217,264 shares on May 15, netting him $9.2 million before taxes.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 20, 2012 | By Ben Fritz
After its $1.5-billion take at the global box office, Walt Disney Co. is hoping to make its super-hero property "Avengers" its next major multi-media franchise alongside "Cars," 'Toy Story' and its princesses. The Burbank media giant's chief financial officer Jay Rasulo made the declaration Thursday at Goldman Sachs' Communacopia conference for its analysts and clients. An "Avengers" merchandise push will start this holiday season and continue next summer, Rasulo said, noting it would outshadow any merchandise initiatives tied to other Marvel brands, including "Thor" and "Captain America.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 13, 2012 | By Ben Fritz
Walt Disney Co. will take a $50 million write-down in the current fiscal quarter for a stop-motion animation project it canceled in August. The untitled movie was to be directed by Henry Selick, the well respected filmmaker behind "Coraline" and "The Nightmare Before Christmas. " Previously set to be released in October 2013, the picture had been in production for about a year when new Walt Disney Studios Chairman Alan Horn halted work. News of the write-down came in a presentation that Disney chief financial officer Jay Rasulo made to investors at the Bank of America/Merrill Lynch Media, Communications and Entertainment Conference in Beverly Hills on Thursday.
BUSINESS
January 21, 2012 | By Dawn C. Chmielewski, Los Angeles Times
Walt Disney Co. Chief Executive Bob Iger received nearly $31.4 million in total compensation last year, a 13.6% increase from 2010, according to a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The board's compensation committee laid out the case for Iger's package, noting that 90% is tied to Disney's performance. It said the Burbank entertainment giant achieved record net income, revenue and earnings per share in fiscal 2011, and initiated a number of projects that would contribute to the company's' future growth — including expanding attractions at Disney theme parks in California, Florida and Hong Kong, and the joint venture to create a new park in Shanghai.
BUSINESS
October 5, 2008 | From Times Wires Services
Walt Disney Parks and Resorts is giving visitors a birthday present next year: free admission. "Every guest gets in free to one of our parks on their birthday in 2009," said Jay Rasulo, chairman of Walt Disney Parks and Resorts. To qualify, visitors to Disney's U.S. parks have to show identification and proof of birth date. More information is at www.disneyparks.com, where birthday visits can be registered in advance. Visitors with multiday passes or who are otherwise already ticketed on their birthdays can get a one-day ticket for use in the following year; a "Fastpass" for immediate use for four rides for up to six people; or a voucher with a dollar amount equal to the free ticket, usable toward merchandise and other purchases.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 8, 2008 | From the Associated Press
Walt Disney Parks and Resorts announced plans Thursday to create a live performance attraction based on "American Idol" at Disney's Hollywood Studios theme park -- formerly called Disney-MGM Studios -- in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. "Our goal is to try to re-create the excitement of those 24 people who show up on that 'American Idol' stage," Disney Parks chairman Jay Rasulo said in an interview. "We believe many, many viewers want to know exactly how that feels, and we're going to try to reproduce that feeling for them."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 8, 1997 | COLL METCALFE, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
For anyone in this city who hasn't heard of Club Disney, it's a fair bet they don't have children. Like most things sporting the mouse ears of the Disney logo, Club Disney has, since its opening seven months ago, been an attraction with powerful magnetism. On a daily basis, the 24,000-square-foot entertainment center at the upscale Promenade at Westlake is a busy hive of gleefully squealing children running around in stockinged feet from one fun zone to another.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 20, 1997 | LEO SMITH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Passersby were curious, no doubt. They tried to peak behind the curtains that for weeks covered the windows of the new Club Disney at the Promenade at Westlake shopping center. Most folks had to settle for glimpses of light and little hints of what was going on inside. Most folks had to just be patient and wait for the grand opening scheduled for Friday morning. But Ben Christopher and Darin Fryklund are two kids with connections. The two 9-year-olds from Santa Barbara recently accompanied a member of the press on an escorted tour of the facility--a 24,500-square-foot site designed for children up to age 10 and their parents, which the Walt Disney Co. plans to replicate at sites across the U.S. Even though Ben was fighting a cold, he wasn't going to miss a trip with his best friend to the Magic Kingdom's satellite facility at the corner of Westlake and Thousand Oaks boulevards in Thousand Oaks.
BUSINESS
January 31, 2003 | Richard Verrier, Times Staff Writer
Walt Disney Co.'s new theme park chief could use a little pixie dust right about now. In his first three months on the job, Jay Rasulo, the former chief of Disneyland Paris, has seen the travel and tourism business that is Disney's bread and butter falter once again, just as it seemed ready to bounce back from one of the worst slumps in a decade.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 8, 1997 | COLL METCALFE, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
For anyone in this city who hasn't heard of Club Disney, it's a fair bet they don't have children. Like most things sporting the mouse ears of the Disney logo, Club Disney has, since its opening seven months ago, been an attraction with powerful magnetism. On a daily basis, the 24,000-square-foot entertainment center at the upscale Promenade at Westlake is a busy hive of gleefully squealing children running around in stockinged feet from one fun zone to another.
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