photo by Jordan Strauss for AP Images Disney CEO Bob Iger’s wife Willow Bay wore a Star Wars-themed Yoda dress to the 87th Academy Awards ceremony presented at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles on Sunday, February 22, 2015. The sci-fi dress was created by Rodarte and is one in a series of fantastic Star […]
Bob Iger and his wife Willow Bay walk the red carpet at the 2015 Academy Awards held at the Dolby Theatre on Sunday (February 22) in Hollywood. The 64-year-old businessman is the CEO and current chairman of The Walt Disney Company, which recently acquired the Star Wars franchise. Naturally, Willow celebrated this feat for Disney [...]
By Robert Niles: Following its decision to name Disney Parks Chairman Tom Staggs as Chief Operating Officer (and, thus, heir apparent to CEO Bob Iger), the Walt Disney Company today announced that it has designated Disney Consumer Products President Bob Chapek to replace Staggs as the chairman of Disney Parks and Resorts. Bob Chapek. Show More Summary
There's a perception that most successful people are early risers. Apple CEO Tim Cook and Disney CEO Bob Iger both wake up at 4:30 am, for example. That's not the case for Satya Nadella — the Microsoft CEO usually wakes up at 7 am, he said during a rapid-fire Q&A with ABC. Show More Summary
If the rumblings of ESPN's standalone streaming service back in the fall got you all spun up, you may want to take a seat. Disney chairman and CEO Bob Iger tempered the excitement this week with statements that indicate a cable-free option for the sp...
By Robert Niles: The Walt Disney Company today announced that Disney Parks Chairman Tom Staggs will become Disney's new Chief Operating Officer. That puts Staggs into the number two position at the company, behind Chief Executive Officer Bob Iger. Show More Summary
Could there come a time when properties like Star Wars and Marvel are available exclusively on a Disney streaming service? Well, the possibility is not all that preposterous, at least if Disney's CEO, Bob Iger has anything to say about it. Show More Summary
This was unexpected, and seems to suggest that the head of the company’s theme parks is a top contender to replace CEO Bob Iger when his contract expires in 2018. In his new role as COO, Thomas Staggs will continue to oversee the parks until a successor is named.
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Disney CEO Bob Iger reveals that specific plans for 'Star Wars' theme park attractions will be announced later in 2015. [...]
Fans have been anxiously awaiting any news on when Disney Parks are going to get more of a Star Wars presence as has been promised. Well, a little bit more of a clue has been given out by Bob Iger, CEO of Disney, and he’s let the world...Show More Summary
Disney CEO Bob Iger says the studio is mulling subscription-video services that would bring its Marvel and "Star Wars" properties directly to viewers.
Click here to receive Mediabistro’s Morning Media Newsfeed via email. Disney Exploring Streaming Options (Capital New York) Disney is exploring ways to offer video streaming products directly to consumers, CEO Bob Iger told analysts during the company’s quarterly earnings call Tuesday evening. Show More Summary
The Disney CEO tossed in the possibility of new direct-to-consumer offerings in response to a question, in a call with analysts, about the company’s involvement with Dish Network’s new Sling TV streaming service. There's “definitely an opportunity” for Disney to do something more involving ESPN as well as “other Disney brands…. Show More Summary
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Disney CEO Bob Iger confirmed in a phone call to stockholders that we'll be getting Star Wars: Episode VIII in December of 2017, followed by Episode IX in December of 2019. Only two years between each film? That's more quickly than George Lucas made either the original trilogy or the prequels. Hmm... Read more...
We all know that Disney has big plans for the Star Wars franchise. Upon buying Lucasfilm, Disney laid out their plans to eventually release a Star Wars movie every year, alternating between “Episodes” and standalone films. So far, however,...Show More Summary
Disney CEO Bob Iger says that 'Star Wars 9' is planned for 2019, revealing that more trilogies are being prepped for the future. [...]
By Robert Niles: Jay Rasulo just threw an interesting twist into the mystery of who will be Bob Iger's replacement as the head of the Walt Disney Company. Rasulo, the current chief financial officer for Disney and the former head of the Disney parks, is one of two leading candidates to replace Iger when Iger's contract is up in 2018. Show More Summary