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Abigail Disney, Rachel Lear and Reid Davenport Films Set for 2022 Hot Docs Festival

Abigail Disney’s The American Dream & Other Fairy Tales, a documentary critical of how Disney and other big corporations treat their employees and co-directed with Kathleen Hughes, is getting an international premiere as part of the Hot Docs festival’s upcoming Special Presentation sidebar. The U.S. indie film received its world premiere at the Sundance Film […]

Abigail Disney Doc ‘The American Dream and Other Fairy Tales’: Film Review | Sundance 2022

Abigail Disney bites the hand that feeds her by exploring the way Disney and other large corporations treat their employees in this documentary co-directed with Kathleen Hughes.

Sundance: Abigail Disney Doc Takes an Unflinching Look at Unfair Labor Practices at Disney

In 2018, an employee at Disneyland sent Abigail Disney a Facebook message about working conditions there that sparked the documentary film producer to do some soul-searching. Disney, the granddaughter of Walt Disney Co. co-founder Roy O. Disney, was troubled by how the national issue of wealth inequality was playing out at the media company that […]

Ex-Staff Decry “Heartbreaking” Treatment at Abigail Disney’s Level Forward

The company, co-founded with Adrienne Becker to back inclusive projects and promote an equitable workplace, now finds itself reckoning with internal missteps. Says Disney: "We own the ways in which we’ve messed up." 

Abigail Disney Criticizes Disney World for Reopening Amid Spiraling Pandemic

Abigail Disney on Wednesday again went after the company her grandfather helped found, saying The Walt Disney Co. was acting irresponsibly by reopening its theme parks while the novel coronavirus pandemic runs rampant.

Richard Curtis, Abigail Disney Call for “Permanent” Tax on Wealthy to Fund Virus Recovery

Richard Curtis and Abigail Disney are among a group of 83 millionaires calling for an immediate and permanent tax on the super wealthy to pay for recovery efforts after the novel coronavirus pandemic.

Abigail Disney Slams Walt Disney Co. for Protecting Dividends While Furloughing 100,000

Disney heir Abigail Disney has attacked the Hollywood conglomerate for protecting $1.5 billion in dividends and executive bonuses while furloughing more than 100,000 workers.

Abigail Disney’s Fork Films Reveals Documentary Grant Recipients

Fork Films — the New York-based production company founded by Abigail Disney — has announced the documentary film recipients of over $400,000 in grant funding.

Abigail Disney Calls for “Dignity” and “Human Rights” for Disneyland Employees

The heiress to Walt Disney's fortune says a trip to Disneyland to speak with employees about their working conditions made her feel "livid" about the pay disparity between on-the-ground workers and CEO Bob Iger's $65.6 million salary.

Abigail Disney-Produced Documentary ‘Afterward’ Lands at Abramorama (Exclusive)

Abramorama has nabbed the North American rights to 'Afterward,' director Ofra Bloch's documentary that is executive produced by filmmaker and activist Abigail Disney, whose great-uncle was Walt Disney.

Abigail Disney Urges Walt Disney Co. to “Lead” in Op-Ed About Wage Inequality

In an op-ed published in The Washington Post on Tuesday, Abigail Disney has weighed in on the Walt Disney Co., co-founded by her great uncle, in regard to wage inequality.

Abigail Disney Calls Bob Iger’s $65.6M Salary “Insane”

Filmmaker and activist Abigail Disney — granddaughter of company co-founder Roy Disney — says she believes that Disney chairman and CEO Bob Iger is grossly overpaid.