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[7 Jan 2014 | No Comment | ]
The Walt Disney Studios, ABC Television Earn Nominations from The Producers Guild of America

The Producers Guild of America (PGA) recently announced nominees for the 2014 PGA Awards, and both ABC and The Walt Disney Studios received nominations.
Ten films were nominated for the Guild’s Darryl F. Zanuck Award for Outstanding Producer of Theatrical Motion Pictures including Saving Mr. Banks (producers Ian Collie, Alison Owen, and Philip Steuer).
The last six Best Picture Oscar winners had previously won the PGA’s Darryl F. Zanuck award – which means if Saving Mr. Banks wins it has a good chance of winning again on Oscar night.
Two Disney films were …

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[11 Nov 2013 | No Comment | ]
The Walt Disney Company Reports Fourth Quarter Earnings

Last week the Walt Disney Company reported a positive end to the fourth quarter and fiscal year 2013 which ended on September 28.
In the report, the company reported a 7 percent increase in revenue for the year to a record $45 billion and an 8 percent increase in net income to a record $6.1 billion.
“We’re extremely pleased with our results for Fiscal 2013, delivering record revenue, net income and earnings per share for the third year in a row,” said Robert A. Iger, Chairman and CEO, The Walt Disney Company.  …

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[31 May 2012 | No Comment | ]
Disney Channel Going Mobile

The Walt Disney Co. has plans to launch a mobile app that will allow Comcast Corp subscribers to watch Disney Channel on the go, sources say.
Disney CEO Robert Iger says the app will be made available as early as next week and will work similar to the company’s WatchESPN service. At first, this app will only be available to Comcast subscribers who will have to be “authenticated” in order to watch Disney Channel on their mobile devices.
Iger also mentioned that the company plans to create other apps that would allow …

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[28 May 2012 | No Comment | ]
Disney Hopes ‘Cars Land’ Brings Disney California Adventure Up to Speed

Disney California Adventure has never lived up to the standards the company was hoping for when the park officially opened in 2001- dismal attendance numbers can attest to that. However, with the $1.1 billion and multi-year refurbishment attempt – the crowning glory being the 12-acre Cars Land – Disney hopes that the park will finally be able to stand on its own.
Says Disney Chief Executive Robert A. Iger:
I believe the completion will result in a park that will both stand on its own but also serve as an important and …

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[20 Apr 2012 | No Comment | ]
Disney CEO Bob Iger Offers His Condolences Regarding the Passing of Dick Clark

Legendary entertainment icon Dick Clark passed away from a heart attack yesterday morning, and Disney CEO Bob Iger issued a statement expressing his deepest condolences.
Said Iger:
For more than half a century, Dick Clark brought the best of American music to audiences across the country, creating careers and countless fans for artists on his iconic shows, “American Bandstand” and “New Year’s Rockin’ Eve.” We’re proud that ABC was home to those programs and will always be part of his legacy. On behalf of everyone at Disney and …

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[15 Mar 2012 | No Comment | ]
Walt Disney Company to Create Jobs for Returning Veterans

Recently, The Walt Disney Company announced their intentions to set a company-wide initiative to create jobs for 1,000 returning veterans. These jobs are expected to be created/filled within the next three years, and are part of a program Disney has instated to help service members and their families adjust to civilian life.
In addition to hiring veterans for jobs within the company, Robert Iger, the CEO of The Walt Disney Company, says the company will also be investing in several nonprofit groups designed to provide training and support for veterans.
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[17 Nov 2011 | No Comment | ]
Disney CEO Bob Iger Joins Apple’s Board

On Monday, it was announced that President and CEO of The Walt Disney Company Robert A. Iger would be taking on a role as a member of the board of Apple, Inc. Arthur D. Levinson also became Apple’s new chairman, succeeding Steve Jobs, who passed in October.
In a statement, Levison said he was “honored to be named chairman of Apple’s board” and welcomed Bob Iger to the team.
Iger and Jobs knew each other for many years, and shortly after Iger’s appointment to CEO of The Walt Disney Co. in 2005, …

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[3 Jun 2011 | No Comment | ]
Iger Discusses the New Disney.com and Future of Digital Entertainment

In a discussion yesterday at the All Things Digital conference in Rancho Palos Verdes, Disney CEO Robert Iger explained the upcoming retooling of the Disney.com website. The site, which has undergone multiple iterations over the years, will soon become an “uber-network” for all aspects of the Disney company. With the revamp of the website, Disney entertainment will be made directly available to consumers, allowing users to stream movies, television shows and games through a subscription, pay-per-view, or advertising-based service right on the site. The new Disney.com will also offer a …

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[30 Jan 2011 | No Comment | ]
Disney CEO’s Pay Increases by Thirty-five Percent

2010 was a good year to be Bob Iger.
The Walt Disney Company Chief Executive saw an increase in pay in 2010 of 35%, jumping to $16.3 million from $12 million the year before, bringing his total compensation to $28 million.  The increase by the board of directors’ compensation committee was in recognition of Iger’s “exceptional performance” during a year otherwise marked by a slow economy.
The committee pointed specifically to the success of three of Disney’s cable channels, Disney Channel, ESPN, and ABC Family, as they delivered record ratings.  Also noted …