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Disney CEO Bob Chapek Secures New Long-Term Contract

The Walt Disney Co. is sticking with Bob Chapek. The CEO, who took over from the well-liked Bob Iger just a month before the novel coronavirus pandemic disrupted the world (and of course nearly every line of Disney’s business), has agreed to a new long-term contract to continue leading the entertainment giant. Disney’s board of […]

Bob Iger Joins Fast Delivery Firm Gopuff as an Adviser and Investor

Former Walt Disney Co. CEO Bob Iger is continuing to pursue new opportunities as an investor. On Wednesday, the fast delivery company Gopuff said that Iger would be coming on board an adviser and investor. Gopuff is one of a handful of companies in the “instant commerce” category, where users order things like food or […]

Chernin Group, Bob Iger and Rich Paul Invest $263M in Toymaker Funko

Former Disney CEO Bob Iger is getting back into the toy business. Iger is part of a consortium investing $263 million into the pop culture, toy and apparel brand Funko, representing a 25 percent stake. The investment is being led by Peter Chernin’s The Chernin Group, with online retailer eBay and Rich Paul, the founder […]

Bob Iger on Opposing Florida’s “Don’t Say Gay” Bill: “It’s About Right and Wrong”

Former Disney CEO and chairman Bob Iger addressed Florida’s “Don’t Say Gay” bill Thursday when he joined anchor Chris Wallace on his new CNN+ interview series. Noting that a lot of these issues, such as the bill, are “not necessarily political,” Iger emphasized: “It’s about right and wrong.” He continued, “So I happen to feel […]

Bob Iger Getting Into the Metaverse Business

Former Disney CEO Bob Iger (and his avatar) is entering the metaverse. Iger is investing in and joining the board of a company called Genies, which lets users create their own digital avatars for use in virtual worlds (you can see Iger’s avatar above). Iger joins Genies CEO and co-founder Akash Nigam, Genies co-founder Evan […]

Why Disney Won’t Say Much About Florida’s “Don’t Say Gay” Bill

On Feb. 25, the day that the Florida House of Representatives passed the so-called “Don’t Say Gay” bill, former Disney chairman and CEO Bob Iger tweeted his support of President Joe Biden’s statement labeling it a “hateful bill.” “I’m with the President on this!” Iger wrote of the legislation, which would ban teachers from discussing […]

Bob Iger: COVID Dealt Movie Theaters a “Severe Injury That Maybe Doesn’t Heal”

Former Disney CEO Bob Iger, in his first interview since stepping away as executive chairman of the company, discussed the fate of movie theaters, competing with Netflix and yes, the metaverse, in a conversation with The New York Times’ Kara Swisher. “Because I am not working for Disney I am liberated, I can say anything […]

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.

Disney CEO Bob Chapek’s Annual Pay Tops $32M in Fiscal 2021, Bob Iger Makes Nearly $46M in Final Year

The Walt Disney Co. has disclosed the executive compensation for CEO Bob Chapek and former executive chairman Bob Iger, who ended his tenure at the company at the end of last year. Chapek’s compensation package for the year totaled $32.46 million, compared with $14.1 million in the previous year, which reflected the challenges of the […]

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 […]

Bob Chapek’s Memo to Staff: Disney Has Three “Strategic Pillars” Moving Forward

Walt Disney Co. CEO Bob Chapek outlined three “strategic pillars” for the company going forward in a memo to staff Monday. Chapek’s memo comes as Disney prepares to celebrate its 100th anniversary in 2023. “I believe our mission for this year is clear: set the stage for our second century, and ensure Disney’s next 100 […]

Disney Taps Spotify Exec Horacio Gutierrez as General Counsel

Walt Disney Co. CEO Bob Chapek has found the successor to longtime Disney executive and general counsel Alan Braverman. Disney has named Horacio Gutierrez senior executive vp, general counsel and secretary for the company, succeeding Braverman, who is retiring at the end of the year. Guttierez joins from streaming audio giant Spotify, where he was […]