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  1. 5 Big Challenges Ben Sherwood Faces in Disney's Top TV Job (Analysis)

    5:00 am 3/26/2014

    Anne Sweeney's successor must fix ABC primetime, court Hollywood talent and deal with a "GMA" host's $8 million salary demand.Read more

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  2. Ben Sherwood Reveals How He Scored Disney's Top TV Job, Talks Paul Lee, ABC News Successor (Q&A)

    12:50 pm 3/24/2014

    Sherwood spoke with THR about his immediate plans for ABC and ABC News, what he learned from his college friend Jeff Zucker, a contract standoff with "GMA" anchor Josh Elliott and which shows he'd poach from other networks. Read more

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  3. Disney Names Ben Sherwood as Anne Sweeney's Successor

    10:01 am 3/24/2014

    He'll take over as co-chairman of Disney Media Networks and president of Disney/ABC Television Group on Feb. 1, 2015.Read more

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  4. Disney Plans Third 'Cars' Movie and Second 'Incredibles' Film

    9:59 am 3/18/2014

    UPDATED: Walt Disney CEO Bob Iger also disclosed during a shareholders meeting that the next "Star Wars" movie will take place 30 years after the events in 1983's "Return of the Jedi."Read more

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  5. Disney's Anne Sweeney Exit: 5 Possible In-House Replacements

    12:18 pm 3/11/2014

    “I am convinced that we have the talent to replace Anne,” CEO Robert Iger tells THR.Read more

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  6. Disney Shocker: Top Exec Anne Sweeney to Exit to Become TV Director (Exclusive)

    10:04 am 3/11/2014

    Hollywood's most powerful woman quits at the top after 18 years to become a TV director (yes, really!) as Disney CEO Bob Iger reveals his succession plan ("My goal is to do it fast") and both detail the full backstory in interviews with THR.Read more

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  7. The Hollywood Reporter's Top 25 Power Lunch Spots of 2014

    5:44 pm 1/14/2014

    A group of 250 top producers, agents and executives name their favorite L.A. places to nosh now, with Soho House topping the list.Read more

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  8. Shine's Rich Ross on One Year Back in TV -- and What Happened at Disney (Q&A)

    11:00 am 12/18/2013

    The former studio head on reality TV's next act, what it feels like to go from buyer to seller and his advice for ousted execs (he followed it himself): "Give yourself some time to understand what worked and what didn't work."Read more

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  9. Mindy Kaling, Anne Sweeney, Bonnie Hammer Open Up About Obstacles to Success

    10:40 pm 11/20/2013

    Nina Tassler talked about her forthcoming book, while Kaling and Hammer were candid about personal struggles at the 18th annual Girls Inc. luncheon.Read more

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  10. MIPCOM: THR to Host Women in Global Entertainment Power Lunch

    9:00 am 10/4/2013

    A+E Networks' Nancy Dubuc, British actress Emily Mortimer and Abu Dhabi's Noura al Kaabi join THR East Coast TV editor Marisa Guthrie in Cannes for the Oct. 7 session, held in partnership with A+E Networks' Lifetime and The Hollywood Reporter.Read more

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