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Reports: NBA could return by July at Disney World in Orlando

For a number of weeks, the NBA has seemed determined to find a track to resume the 2019-20 season – and multiple media reports indicate that plan is finally starting to take shape. The Athletic reported Wednesday morning that the NBA hopes to play games again as soon as mid-July, with Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando emerging as a favored location. If games resume, it is widely expected that they will be played without fans present. While numerous cities have been rumored to be considered hos...
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Meet the 20 most powerful leaders of Disney Plus, which faces an abrupt exec shake-up after surging to more than 54 million subscribers

After an unprecedented 2019, Disney's business is facing major challenges during the coronavirus crisis. But its streaming service Disney Plus is the one big bright spot for the company and has already gained more than 54 million subscribers since launching in November. Even so, Disney Plus faces obstacles, including a lack of flagship original titles as the pandemic forces productions to shut down. Adding to that is a sudden leadership change, with Kevin Mayer, the chairman of Disney's direct...
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What the Media’s Most Powerful Executives Were Paid in 2019

Media chieftains don’t suffer from low self-esteem. Industry titans including Bob Iger, Reed Hastings and Rupert Murdoch probably need big egos to believe they’re entitled to make far more than most CEOs at similarly sized companies — and much more for 12 months of work than an average employee could make in several lifetimes. It […]
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Meet TikTok's new CEO Kevin Mayer, the former Disney executive who's behind the explosive growth of Disney Plus and has the nickname 'Buzz Lightyear'

Kevin Mayer is the new CEO of TikTok, the viral short-form video-sharing app announced on Monday. Mayer left his role as the head of streaming at Disney, where he launched Disney Plus in November 2019.  At Disney, Mayer was instrumental in the company's acquisitions of Marvel, Pixar, Lucasfilm, and 21st Century Fox. The 58-year-old executive had been seen as a possible successor to Disney CEO Bob Iger before Iger stepped down earlier this year, but Bob Chapek was named Disney's new CEO instead...
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Daily Crunch: Disney’s streaming chief departs for TikTok

TikTok enlists a big name from Disney as its new CEO, Walmart is shuttering its Jet e-commerce brand and EasyJet admits to a major data breach. Here’s your Daily Crunch for May 19, 2020. 1. Disney streaming exec Kevin Mayer becomes TikTok’s new CEO Mayer’s role involved overseeing Disney’s streaming strategy, including the launch of Disney+ last fall, which has already grown to more than 50 million subscribers. He was also seen as a potential successor to Disney CEO Bob Iger; instead, Disne...
Tags: Social, Mobile, UK, Media, Ipo, Disney, Tech, Walmart, Easyjet, North America, Mayer, The Walt Disney Company, Bob Iger, Vroom, Kevin Mayer, Bob Chapek

Meet the 20 most powerful execs and creatives leading Disney Plus, which faces an abrupt leadership change after surging to more than 54 million subscribers

After an unprecedented 2019, Disney's business is facing major challenges during the coronavirus crisis. But its streaming service Disney Plus is the one big bright spot for the company and has already gained more than 54 million subscribers since launching in November. Even so, Disney Plus faces obstacles, including a lack of flagship original titles as the pandemic forces productions to shut down. Adding to that is a sudden leadership change, with Kevin Mayer, the chairman of Disney's direct...
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Disney Streaming Chief Kevin Mayer Leaving To Become TikTok CEO

Disney's Head of Streaming, Kevin Mayer, is leaving to become the chief executive of TikTok and ByteDance, the Chinese company that owns TikTok. CNBC reports: It's a huge score for TikTok, a social media platform that hosts short form videos. Mayer was considered one of the top candidates to replace former Disney CEO Bob Iger, before Bob Chapek was ultimately named chief executive. Mayer is also leaving Disney after the successful launch of its streaming platform, Disney+, which rolled out in No...
Tags: Disney, Tech, Fox, Lucasfilm, Campbell, Mayer, Rebecca Campbell, Bob Iger, Pixar Marvel, Kevin Mayer, Bob Chapek, Tiktok, TikTok CNBC, Disneyland Resort Read

Disney Streaming Head Kevin Mayer Leaves to Become TikTok CEO

Kevin Mayer, the chairman of Disney's direct-to-consumer streaming division, has resigned from the company to lead TikTok as CEO of the social video app. The unexpected move, announced this afternoon, comes a few months after Mayer was passed over for the top job at Disney following longtime Disney CEO Bob Iger's decision to step down...
Tags: Advertising, Disney, Mayer, Bob Iger, Kevin Mayer, Streaming & OTT, Publishers & Platforms, Disney Streaming Head Kevin Mayer Leaves

Disneyland gets another new president in latest Disney executive shuffle

The Disneyland resort will get a new president as the Anaheim theme park’s current leader moves into a new role overseeing the company’s Disney+ streaming service and Disneyland’s former president takes over the reigns of Disney’s theme park division. Walt Disney World president Josh D’Amaro was named the chairman of Disney Parks, Experiences And Products. D’Amaro was the Disneyland president before moving into the Disney World role in September. Sign up for our Park Life newsletter and find ou...
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Disney streaming exec Kevin Mayer becomes TikTok’s new CEO

Kevin Mayer, head of The Walt Disney Company’s direct-to-consumer and international business, is departing to become CEO of TikTok, as well as COO of the popular video app’s parent company ByteDance. Founder Yiming Zhang will continue to serve as ByteDance CEO, while TikTok President Alex Zhu (formerly the co-founder of the predecessor app becomes ByteDance’s vice president of product and strategy. “I’m thrilled to have the opportunity to join the amazing team at ByteDance,”...
Tags: Social, Mobile, Media, Entertainment, Africa, Disney, Tech, Disneyland Resort, EMEA, Europe Middle East, Mayer, The Walt Disney Company, Bob Iger, Kevin Mayer, Bob Chapek, Chapek

The 'Hamilton' movie is coming to Disney Plus in July, more than a year before it was expected to hit theaters

The "Hamilton" movie, which is a filming of a stage production of the hit Broadway musical, is coming to Disney Plus on July 3.  It was originally set to hit theaters in October 2021. It's not the first Disney movie to arrive on the streaming service earlier than expected or to skip theaters entirely during the coronavirus pandemic.  But Disney is still committed to the theatrical experience and will likely make decisions on a movie-by-movie basis in the future, like other movie studios.  Visi...
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Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Hamilton Gets Early Release on Disney+

BEGIN SLIDESHOW Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Hamilton gets an early streaming release on Disney+ Three months after Disney successfully acquired the world distribution rights to the filmed version of Lin-Manuel Miranda’s award-winning stage musical Hamilton, the House of Mouse has announced that they’re fast-tracking the highly-anticipated premiere by officially giving it an early streaming release on Disney+. Originally set for a theatrical release on October 15, 2021, the filmed version of th...
Tags: Movies, Disney, Broadway, Warner Bros, Hamilton, George Washington, Lin Manuel Miranda, George, Tony, Alexander Hamilton, Richard Rodgers Theatre, Daveed Diggs, Aaron Burr, Renee Elise Goldsberry, Bob Iger, Jonathan Groff

The New Mutants May Still Be Set for Theatrical Release

BEGIN SLIDESHOW The New Mutants may still be set for a theatrical release 20th Century Studios’ The New Mutants is probably the studios’ most highly-anticipated X-Men film. Not because of its intriguing storyline, but because of the seemingly endless hurdles that this Josh Boone-directed film has had to go through before it can finally be released in theaters. However, just as its almost reaching its target 2020 release date, the world has been unfortunately hit by a pandemic which resu...
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Disney Will Release Big Movies on Streaming 'On a Case-by-Case Basis'

The Covid-19 pandemic has forced Disney to postpone the release of its biggest movies, including Mulan and Black Widow, but will those movies actually end up heading straight to a streaming or digital-on-demand platform if the coronavirus pandemic drags on even longer? From a report: Disney says it might consider sending some major movies straight to streaming on a "case-by-case" basis. On Tuesday, Disney held its Q2 2020 earnings call for investors, with CEO Bob Chapek, CFO Christine McCarthy, ...
Tags: Disney, Tech, Bob Iger, Bob Chapek, Christine McCarthy

Disney sets Shanghai Disneyland reopening date as theme parks take $1 billion hit

Disney announced plans to reopen Shanghai Disneyland after a three-month coronavirus closure as the company revealed its theme park division absorbed a $1 billion loss as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic that has shuttered all of its parks around the globe. Disney’s dependence on big crowds has made the Burbank company’s sprawling empire of theme parks, hotels, restaurants, shops, movie studios, theatrical shows, cruise ships and sports networks particularly vulnerable to the COVID-19 pandemic....
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‘Thor: Ragnarok’ director Taika Waititi is making a Star Wars movie

Taika Waititi already reinvigorated the Thor franchise. Now he’s looking to do the same for Star Wars. Waititi is probably best-known for directing “Thor: Ragnarok” — easily the best of the Thor movies and one of the most delightful films in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. More recently, he wrote and directed the Nazi comedy “Jojo Rabbit,” for which he won the Oscar for Best Adapted Screenplay. He’s actually worked in Star Wars universe already, directing the first season finale of “The Mandalori...
Tags: Star Wars, Media, Entertainment, Disney, Tech, Thor, Lucasfilm, Rian Johnson, Skywalker, Weiss, Taika Waititi, David Benioff, The Walt Disney Co, Bob Iger, Netflix Disney, Ragnarok

Wall Street Eager to Check Disney’s Vital Signs With Earnings This Week

For millions, the questions that swirl overheard every day fuel uncertainty: With the ongoing coronavirus outbreak, when will it be safe to leave our homes regularly? How quickly can a vaccine be formulated? When will theaters and restaurants and schools open their doors again? For the Walt Disney Co., the underlying issue stemming from the […]
Tags: News, Disney, Disneyland, Walt Disney Co, Bob Iger, Bob Chapek

Everyone has to accept that Tesla is worth $150 billion precisely because Elon Musk doesn't behave like any other CEO in the business (TSLA)

Tesla CEO Elon Musk attacked coronavirus-pandemic shelter-in-place orders, demanding a restoration of "freedom."  Tesla's factory in California has been shut down since March. The company managed an unexpected profit in the first quarter, but its ambitions for a 500,000-vehicle year are in doubt. Markets don't care what Musk says — Tesla is now worth $150 billion, more than twice the market caps of General Motors, Ford, and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, combined. Investors do care that Musk's bra...
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With John Stankey as New CEO, AT&T Looks to Stay the Course Following Randall Stephenson’s Surprise Exit

The announcement Friday that AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson would be handing over the reins of the major telecom and media company, after 13 years at the helm, took industry watchers by surprise. But longtime lieutenant John Stankey’s assumption of the role at the start of July means that the changing of the guard — however […]
Tags: News, Disney, AT&T, Bob Iger, Randall Stephenson, Bob Chapek, John Stankey

Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge Was Originally Set on Tatooine Instead of the New Planet Batuu

The Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge expansions at the Disneyland and Walt Disney World theme parks take attendees to another world with the canonical setting of the planet Batuu in a galaxy far, far away. However, in the early planning stages of the Star Wars theme park lands, Disney and Lucasfilm intended to have fans find themselves on Tatooine, the desert home planet of both Luke Skywalker and his father Anakin Skywalker. So why didn’t that happen?  Former Walt Disney World Resort Vice President ...
Tags: Movies, Sci-fi, Disney, Sequels, Magic, Theme Parks, Disneyland, Lucasfilm, Walt Disney World, Luke Skywalker, Anakin Skywalker, Kathleen-Kennedy, Lou Mongello, Bob Iger, Mos Eisley Cantina, Star-Wars

The 20 most powerful execs and creatives leading Disney Plus, which has surged to 50 million subscribers and become the company's biggest bright spot

After an unprecedented 2019, Disney's business is facing major challenges during the coronavirus crisis. But its streaming service Disney Plus is the one big bright spot for the company and has already gained more than 50 million subscribers since launching in November. Even so, Disney Plus faces obstacles, including a lack of flagship original titles as the pandemic forces productions to shut down. To steer the service through what will be a defining year are a number of key executives and cr...
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'Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker' will be the latest movie to hit Disney Plus early as the company shifts its streaming plans

"Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker" is hitting Disney Plus two months early on May 4 ("Star Wars" Day). Disney has also made "Frozen II" and "Onward" available to stream early, and "Artemis Fowl" will skip theaters and head straight to Disney Plus later this year.  The coronavirus pandemic has shifted Disney's initial plan of leaving a seven-month theatrical window between theaters and streaming, but it still seems committed to the theatrical experience and has already dated many of its upcomin...
Tags: Disney, US, Trends, Pixar, Robbins, Business Insider, Skywalker, Bob Iger, Barrons, Shawn Robbins, Artemis Fowl, Disney Plus, Star Wars Day Disney

The winners and losers among 11 Disney businesses, as its credit rating takes a hit over park closures and production shutdowns (DIS)

Disney's credit rating was downgraded by S&P Global Ratings on Thursday, because of uncertainty around when its theme parks, and TV and film productions, will be allowed to reopen. Previously in April, Wells Fargo analysts projected that Disney's parks will remain empty for the rest of the company's fiscal year, which ends in September, and be filled to half capacity to limit crowding next fiscal year. "Until the time at which there is significantly improved testing and/or a widely available v...
Tags: Asia, Europe, UK, China, India, Disney, US, Trends, Fox, Netflix, Comcast, Roku, Iger, Espn, Disneyland, Walt Disney World

New ‘Star Wars’ Series Coming to Disney+ From ‘Russian Doll’ Showrunner Leslye Headland

Leslye Headland is heading to a galaxy far, far away. A new report says that Headland, the filmmaker behind movies like Bachelorette and Sleeping With Other People and one of the brains behind Netflix’s incredible series Russian Doll, is developing a new Star Wars show for Disney+. (Please let this mean that Natasha Lyonne is coming to the Star Wars universe!) Get the details below.  According to Variety, Headland’s new Star Wars series will be female-centric and will be set “in a different p...
Tags: Television, Movies, Sci-fi, Disney, Netflix, Darth Vader, Natasha Lyonne, Lucasfilm, Indiana Jones, Kathleen Kennedy, Ezra, Ridley, Bob Iger, Headland, Rosario Dawson, Star-Wars

Tom Holland Says Production Start Date on Spider-Man 3 is Still Unclear

Tom Holland says production start date on Spider-Man 3 is still unclear In a recent interview on Jimmy Kimmel Live!, when asked about Spider-Man 3’s expected production start date in July, MCU star Tom Holland has revealed that he’s still not sure if they would be able to begin filming on the planned date or if production would also get delayed just like what happened to Sony’s long-awaited film adaptation of Uncharted. You can check out his full interview in the player below! “I’m not too s...
Tags: UK, Movies, Berlin, Spider-Man, Mark Wahlberg, Andy Serkis, Sony, Holland, Sony Pictures, Jimmy Kimmel Live, Jared Leto, Tom Hardy, Marvel Studios, Paramount, Hunter, Tom Holland

Reopening California: Look to the past, avoid mass confusion, war survivor says

They came by the hundreds, bearing signs that read, “Open our economy” and “I want to pray in church.” From Michigan and Virginia, lockdown-protest fever spread like the flu to Montana, Arizona and Colorado. And in recent days, it caught on in Southern California cities, too — Huntington Beach, Newport Beach and San Clemente. One member of a newly formed task force studying how to reopen California is sympathetic but warned that a hasty retreat from social distancing could cost lives unnecessari...
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Bob Iger and Customer Surveys Provide a Sneak Preview of How Disney & Universal Theme Parks May Re-Open

Right now Disneyland and Universal Studios are facing the unprecedented situation of being completely closed for an extended period of time in order to help stop the spread of the coronavirus across the United States. As of now, there’s no estimate as to when the parks will re-open, but thanks to a new statement from Bob Iger, executive chairman of the board for the Walt Disney Company, and some surveys from Universal Studios, we have some idea of what it might be like when business resumes. ...
Tags: Movies, California, Disney, United States, Walt Disney Company, Theme Parks, Iger, Universal, Disneyland, Orange County, Universal Studios, Gavin Newsom, Disney World, Anaheim, KABC, Rebecca Campbell

Bob Iger Reveals The Biggest Obstacle To Re-Opening Disney World And Disneyland

At this point, we could all probably use a day at the Happiest Place on Earth.
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Deaths Top 154,000; Indonesia Workers Plan Rallies: Virus Update

(Bloomberg) -- Millions of workers in Indonesia plan to stage mass rallies, despite social distancing orders, to protest against an overhaul of labor-market rules. President Donald Trump said the U.S. has enough testing capacity to allow for a phased reopening of the economy, and that he’s “not happy” with China over the country’s early actions to deal with the coronavirus outbreak.The U.K. said it can see early signs of the lockdown working. Spain had the most new cases in a week, while Russia ...
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Disney’s Bob Iger, Apple CEO Tim Cook to Serve on California Economic Task Force

California’s Gov. Gavin Newsom announced on Friday the formation of an 80-person task force to develop economic recovery strategies amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic — and that group includes at least one or two well-known Hollywood executives. Disney executive chairman Bob Iger and Apple CEO Tim Cook will participate in the task force, which will […]
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