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Coronavirus Updates: Top Comcast, NBCUniversal Executives Donate Salaries; Disney Donates Masks, Furloughs Film Crews

As the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic wears on, the economic effects of social distancing and industry-wide shutdowns of Hollywood productions across the world are being heavily felt. But everyone from companies, to celebrities, to top executives are pitching in to lessen the impact of the coronavirus crisis. Former and current Disney CEOs Bob Iger and Bob Chapek helped set an example recently by foregoing all and part of their salaries, respectively, and top executives in other multimedia com...
Tags: Florida, Hollywood, Movies, Disney, Comcast, Nbcuniversal, Jeremy Darroch, Iger, Little Mermaid, The Little Mermaid, Roberts, Brian Roberts, New York California, Bob Iger, Disney Parks, Dave Watson


Disney theme parks donate 100,000 N95 masks to battle coronavirus outbreak

Disney theme parks have donated 100,000 N95 masks to California, New York and Florida along with 150,000 rain ponchos to protect nursing uniforms in the nationwide effort to battle the coronavirus outbreak. “Disney Parks has a longstanding history of helping hospitals and communities, dating back to the 1930s, when Walt, himself, took Disney characters and animators on outreach visits,” Disney said in a statement. “Sharing the magic of Disney continues today through contributions, collaborating ...
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Flexport, Arnold Schwarzenegger and others launch a fund to get supplies to front-line responders

There’s a global shortage of available protective equipment (PPE) and medical supplies for use by frontline responders working to fight the spread of the novel coronavirus, and the Frontline Responders Fund wants to channel donations to help address that shortage. The fund, which is seeking public donations via GoFundMe, will use all proceeds to cover the costs of transportation of these crucial supplies to the hospitals, clinics and public agencies that need them most. Flexport is facilitati...
Tags: Apple, TC, Gadgets, Hardware, Safety, Softbank, Articles, San Francisco, Tech, Silicon Valley, Edward Norton, Philanthropy, Gofundme, Ron Conway, Flexport, Petersen


Puerto Rico Needs Help

Photo: Arielle Vey I know this isn’t our standard content, but as many of you know, there have been some devastating hurricanes during the last month. I am sure you’ve heard. But just in case you haven’t, please read a little about how Puerto Rico has been affected. It’s truly heartbreaking. They desperately need all the help they can get. Today, 100% of our proceeds from our app sales in A Color Story will be donated to MedShare. But we strongly encourage you to join us. Seek out an organizati...
Tags: Pbs, ABM Apps, Puerto Rico, A Color Story, Arielle Vey, Puerto Rico Needs Help, MedShare