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The Star Wars News Roundup for October 18, 2019

Star Wars news for the week of October 18, 2019 The purpose of this roundup is to put all the Star Wars news from the week of October 18, 2019 in one location. If you read this each week, you should be able to converse fluently with any Star Wars fan on everything from the latest Star Wars developments to the latest toys. And maybe you’ll even share with them something that they might have missed. Let’s get to it! Rise of Skywalker News and Rumors New #StarWars #TheRiseOfSkywalker promoti...
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Disney is Spending a Ton of Money on Disney+, Including an Almost $1 Billion Original Content Budget

Disney is about to launch Disney+, it’s high-profile streaming service loaded with tons of movies from their past as well as several original titles. It’s all part of the House of Mouse’s plan to finally embrace the world of streaming while also taking on Netflix. Is the gamble going to pay off? All signs point to yes. There’s enough nostalgia built-in for Disney titles of the past, and interest in new original Star Wars and Marvel shows to draw a crowd. But a new profile details that putting a...
Tags: Star Wars, Hollywood, Movies, Disney, Netflix, Iger, Lucasfilm, 21st Century Fox, Hawkeye, Kathleen Kennedy, Chu, Skywalker, Bob Iger, House of Mouse, Star Wars TV, Agnes Chu


CS Soapbox: Will Deadpool Disrupt the MCU?

CS Soapbox: Will Deadpool disrupt the MCU? Amidst a day of DC and Sony comics news, the internet is ablaze with excitement, but one of the most talked-about bits to hit the web was a tweet from Ryan Reynolds. The 42-year-old actor, known for his portrayal of the foul-mouthed Marvel antihero Deadpool, runs his social media accounts as though he really is the Merc with a Mouth, but his latest post has everybody fascinated. RELATED: BREAKING: Kevin Feige Named Chief Creative Officer of Marvel ...
Tags: Movies, Disney, America, Fox, Hugh Jackman, Sony, Deadpool, Chris Pratt, Ryan Reynolds, Marvel Studios, Mark Ruffalo, Edgar Wright, Elizabeth Olsen, Wade, Merc, Reynolds


What We're Reading ~ 10/16/19

The Ride of a Lifetime: Lessons Learned from 15 Years as CEO of Walt Disney [Bob Iger]The active manager paradox: high-conviction overweight positions [CFA Institute]In-depth piece on Amazon: Jeff Bezos's master plan [The Atlantic]How cloud gaming will and won't disrupt [Matthew Ball]A look at TradeDesk [Greytab Investments]A pitch [Barrons] On unsustainable consumer subsidies in the new app world [The Atlantic]Recent commentary from Bill Nygren [Oakmark]Top 20 business transformations of the ...
Tags: Amazon, Finance, Atlantic, Jeff Bezos, Walt Disney, What We're Reading, Bill Nygren, Bob Iger, AMZN, CFA Institute, Oakmark, Boone Pickens, DIS, TJX, Analytical Links, IBKR


Listen: Level Forward’s Abigail Disney, Adrienne Becker on Changing the Industry, Bob Iger’s Paycheck

Filmmaker and philanthropist Abigail Disney and industry veteran Adrienne Becker joined forces to launch the content studio Level Forward in early 2018 after they’d briefly paired up in an effort to buy Weinstein Co. out of the ashes of bankruptcy. Disney and Becker came to realize that they were kindred spirits in their interest in […]
Tags: News, Disney, Becker, Bob Iger, Weinstein Co, Abigail Disney, Adrienne Becker, Level Forward, Strictly Business, Abigail Disney Adrienne Becker


Disney+ Offering New Three-Year Discount Deal and Banning Netflix Ads Across Disney-Owned Networks

In just over one month, Disney+ will join the streaming wars and The Walt Disney Company is not messing around when it comes to competing alongside Netflix, Hulu and Amazon Prime. In fact, they’re paying special attention to undercutting Netflix, who is easily the top dog among streaming services, adding more and more content to their library every day. This includes yet another price reduction promotion that makes the services cost just under $5 per month, as well as actively keeping Netflix a...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Hbo, Television, Movies, Abc, Disney, Netflix, Espn, Marvel Studios, Apple Inc, Don, Peacock, The Walt Disney Company, Netflix Hulu, Bob Iger


Disney's Netflix ban in context: kind of a Mickey Mouse maneuver

If recent history is any guide, the Walt Disney Co.’s decision to prevent Netflix from scooping up ad inventory on its broadcast and cable networks may be seen as a bit of theater staged by Bob Iger, a somewhat dramatic reckoning with dark forces reminiscent of the brooms-and-buckets scene in “Fantasia.” Disney’s disinterest in providing an outlet for the streaming service to hype its wares is quite prudent; in effect, any traditional television network that continues to allow a Netflix or Am...
Tags: Amazon, Nbc, Abc, Advertising, Disney, Netflix, Comcast, Nba, Espn, Mickey Mouse, John Landgraf, Walt Disney Co, Bob Iger, Netflix Disney, FX Freeform, FX network FX


10 Takeways From Bob Iger’s ‘The Ride of a Lifetime’: Big Deals, ‘Love, Sinatra’ and His Best Hire

Disney came close to buying Twitter in 2016. Michael Eisner made an impassioned pitch to the Disney board to block Bob Iger’s acquisition of Pixar. In the mid-1980s, Iger almost joined ICM as a sports agent. Those are some of the intriguing revelations in Iger’s new book “The Ride of a Lifetime: Lessons Learned From […]
Tags: News, Disney, Iger, Pixar, Bob Iger, Michael Eisner


Fox Searchlight Co-Chiefs: It’s ‘Business as Usual’ Despite Disney Takeover

It’s “business as usual” at Fox Searchlight Pictures, despite the change in corporate parent, co-chairmen Nancy Utley and Stephen Gilula told an industry audience at the BFI London Film Festival Friday. The execs said that Disney CEO Bob Iger’s commitment to leave Fox Searchlight alone was reaffirmed when Iger and Walt Disney Studios co-chairmen Alan […]
Tags: News, Disney, Iger, Fox Searchlight, Alan, Nancy Utley, Walt Disney Studios, Fox Searchlight Pictures, Bob Iger, BFI London Film Festival, Stephen Gilula, Fox Searchlight Co Chiefs


M. Night Shyamalan finds TV 'terrifying' but says he has a 60-episode plan for his Apple thriller series, 'Servant'

Filmmaker M. Night Shyamalan has mostly avoided television in his two-decade career. He discussed why at a New York Comic Con panel on Thursday for his upcoming Apple TV Plus thriller series, "Servant." "You can probably count on two hands every show that has gone from beginning to end with the same quality," he said. "That was terrifying to me." But he was drawn to "Servant" because it's a half-hour thriller and "had a play-like quality to it." "Servant" debuts on Apple TV Plus on November 28...
Tags: Apple, New York, Steve Jobs, Disney, Trends, Fox, Sharks, Shyamalan, Bob Iger, Apple TV Plus, Tony -LSB- Basgallop, Toby Kebbell Lauren Ambrose Rupert Grint


Tom Holland's plea to keep Spider-Man in the Marvel Cinematic Universe caused Disney to come back to the negotiating table

Disney CEO Bob Iger said that Spider-Man actor Tom Holland "cared so much" and that it was "clear that the fans wanted Tom back as Spider-Man." Iger confirmed that Holland called him to discuss the Disney-Sony deal, which prompted Iger to come back to the negotiating table with Sony. The two companies announced last week that the character will star in a third Marvel Cinematic Universe movie coproduced by Marvel Studios. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Disney CEO Bob Iger ...
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Disney and WarnerMedia May Pull Productions Out of Georgia If Abortion Law Passes [Updated]

Update: In a statement to Deadline, WarnerMedia has also said it will consider pulling its productions from the state of Georgia. Read the company’s statement below. Our original article follows. We operate and produce work in many states and within several countries at any given time and while that doesn’t mean we agree with every position taken by a state or a country and their leaders, we do respect due process. We will watch the situation closely and if the new law holds we will reconsider ...
Tags: Amazon, Hollywood, Movies, Lionsgate, Disney, Georgia, Netflix, Walt Disney Company, Iger, Kristen Wiig, Reuters, U S Supreme Court, Barb, Brian Kemp, Annie Mumolo, Bob Iger


Disney, WarnerMedia, and Sony May Pull Productions Out of Georgia If Abortion Law Passes [Updated]

Update #2: Sony Pictures has also weighed in, saying it will “continue to monitor that process” as it makes a determination about whether or not to film in Georgia in the future. You can read the studio’s statement here. Update: In a statement to Deadline, WarnerMedia has also said it will consider pulling its productions from the state of Georgia. Read the company’s statement below. Our original article follows. We operate and produce work in many states and within several countries at any giv...
Tags: Movies, Georgia, Sony, Warner Brothers, Bob Iger, Disney/Pixar, Business and Industry News, WarnerMedia


Three media giants say new abortion law may push their business out of Georgia

Disney will find it "very difficult" to film in Georgia if its new abortion law takes effect, CEO Bob Iger told Reuters.
Tags: News, Disney, Georgia, Stories, Bob Iger


Disney Says It Too Will Reconsider Any Work In Georgia

Netflix chief content officer Ted Sarandos spoke out on Tuesday. Then Disney CEO Bob Iger was asked about the situation on Wednesday. Disney will find it “very difficult” to film in Georgia if the new law takes effect, Iger told Reuters. – CNN
Tags: Art, Media, Disney, Georgia, Netflix, Iger, Ted Sarandos, Bob Iger, 05.30.19


Disney and Netflix say new abortion law may push their business out of Georgia

Disney will find it "very difficult" to film in Georgia if its new abortion law takes effect, CEO Bob Iger told Reuters.
Tags: News, Disney, Georgia, Netflix, Stories, Bob Iger


Bob Iger Strongly Suggests Disney May Pull Production in Georgia if Abortion Law Passes

Disney may halt production of its films and TV shows in Georgia if the state enacts its controversial abortion law, Walt Disney Company CEO Bob Iger said. A ban on abortion that Georgia’s Republican governor signed into law earlier this month has been cause for much uproar in the film industry, which has flocked to the state for an enticing tax credit offered to film and TV productions. But the abortion ban, which is due to take effect on January 1 if it survives court challenges, has caused se...
Tags: Amazon, Hollywood, Movies, Lionsgate, Disney, Georgia, Netflix, Walt Disney Company, Iger, Kristen Wiig, Reuters, U S Supreme Court, Barb, Brian Kemp, Annie Mumolo, Bob Iger


Disney joins Netflix in pondering Georgia exit over abortion law

Walt Disney Co. is following Netflix’s lead in threatening to leave Georgia if a controversial anti-abortion law takes effect. Disney CEO Bob Iger told Reuters on Wednesday that it would be “very difficult” to keep film production in the state if the legislation becomes law next year. A representative for the company declined to comment further to Bloomberg News. “I think many people who work for us will not want to work there, and we will have to heed their wishes in that regard,” he said...
Tags: Advertising, Disney, Georgia, Netflix, Ted Sarandos, Reuters, Motion Picture Association of America, Bloomberg News, Walt Disney Co, Bob Iger


A Second Studio — This Time, A Big One — Says It Has Problems With Georgia’s New Anti-Abortion Law

Said Walt Disney Co. CEO Bob Iger, “I don’t see how it’s practical for us to continue to shoot there [if the law takes effect] … I think many people who work for us will not want to work there, and we will have to heed their wishes in that regard.” The statement came a day after Netflix announced it would “rethink our entire investment in Georgia” if the law was not overturned. – Reuters
Tags: Art, Media, Georgia, Netflix, Bob Iger, 05.29.19, Said Walt Disney Co


Disney CEO: Filming in Georgia will be 'very difficult' if abortion law takes effect

Disney CEO Bob Iger said during a Reuters interview that it would be 'very difficult' to film in Georgia if the state's new abortion law takes effect.            [Author: USA TODAY]
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Disney C.E.O. Warns Georgia Abortion Law Would Make it ‘Very Difficult’ to Film in the State

The company’s chief executive, Bob Iger, said it would be “very difficult” to continue filming in the state if the law is carried out.
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Disney CEO reportedly says abortion law will make it 'very difficult' to film in Georgia

Disney will find it "very difficult" to film in Georgia if its new abortion law takes effect, CEO Bob Iger told Reuters.
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Disney Likely To Stop Filming In Georgia Over Anti-Abortion Bill, Says Bob Iger

The CEO said it would be "very difficult" for the media giant to keep filming in Georgia if the bill was implemented.
Tags: News, Georgia, Bob Iger


Louisiana abortion law: Fury as Democratic governor says he will sign bill banning terminations into law

Louisiana lawmakers have passed a strict new abortion ban which will stop some women from having the procedure before they even know they are pregnant.In a 79-23 vote on Wednesday, the Louisiana House gave final passage to a bill barring abortion once there is a detectable fetal heartbeat, as early as the sixth week of pregnancy.The state joins Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi and Ohio, which have all passed similar “heartbeat” bills this year.Missouri politicians also approved an eight-week ban o...
Tags: News, Mississippi, Disney, US, Alabama, Georgia, Netflix, Missouri, Ohio, Louisiana, Roe V Wade, Donald Trump, Walt Disney, US supreme court, Democratic Party, John Bel Edwards


Disney says it won't make any more films in Georgia if draconian abortion laws come into force in the US state

Disney's chief executive has warned Georgia that the company's film and TV productions are likely to abandon the state if its controversial abortion bill becomes law. Bob Iger said it would be "very difficult" for the entertainment giant to continue working in the state if the so-called "heartbeat bill", which outlaws terminations from as early as six weeks, comes into force. The Walt Disney Company has shot some of its biggest films in the US state, including Black Panther and Avengers:...
Tags: Hollywood, News, Disney, US, Georgia, Netflix, House, Louisiana, South, State Capitol, The Walt Disney Company, Bob Iger, Motion Picture Association of America MPAA, Milkovich, Reuters Iger, Sen John Milkovich


Bob Iger on 'Galaxy's Edge:' The whole CNN Business interview

The following is a transcript of the interview CNN Business' Christine Romans conducted with Disney CEO Bob Iger regarding the opening of "Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge" — billed as the largest expansion of Disney's theme parks. Portions of the interview have been edited.
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Disney CEO Bob Iger Says Georgia’s Abortion Ban Will Make It ‘Very Difficult’ to Work There

Walt Disney's CEO Bob Iger said it would be "very difficult" to continue filming in Georgia should the anti-abortion law come into effect
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Disney May Halt Productions in Georgia if Abortion Law Is Enforced

The company’s chief executive, Bob Iger, said it would be “very difficult” to continue filming in the state if the law is carried out.
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Disneyland’s Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge dedication ceremony brings out Han Solo, Luke Skywalker and more

Disneyland dedicated the new Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge land at the Anaheim resort on Wednesday, May 29, in a ceremony that included some pretty famous names in the Star Wars universe. Star Wars creator George Lucas was on hand, as were some of the biggest stars from the film franchise, including Harrison Ford, who played Han Solo, Mark Hamill, who played Luke Skywalker and Billy Dee Williams, who played Lando Calrissian in “The Empire Strikes Back” and “Return of the Jedi.” They joined Disney CEO...
Tags: Star Wars, California, Disney, Sport, Soccer, Millennium Falcon, Coachella, Harrison Ford, Disneyland, George Lucas, Mark Hamill, Luke Skywalker, Billy Dee Williams, Anaheim, Orange County Register, Bob Iger


Watch Disneyland’s ‘Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge’ Opening Ceremony Livestream

The opening ceremony for the much anticipated new attraction, “Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge,” is taking place at Disneyland in Anaheim, Calif., with appearances from George Lucas, Disney CEO Bob Iger, and more. Lucasfilm head Kathy Kennedy and “Star Wars” actor Mark Hamill will also speak at the dedication. Batuu, a remote trading outpost that will […]
Tags: Star Wars, News, Disneyland, Lucasfilm, Mark Hamill, Anaheim Calif, Bob Iger, Kathy Kennedy, Batuu, Galaxy's Edge, George Lucas Disney