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Michael Eisner Seeks Record Sale with $225M Price on Malibu Compound

There were rumblings across the Platinum Triangle back in 2007 that former Disney chairman and CEO Michael Eisner was looking to unload his family compound in Malibu. At the time, the figure being bandied about as the unverified asking price was in the neighborhood of $75 million. If the entertainment industry heavy hitter, now 80, […]

‘Beauty and the Beast’ and Its Unprecedented Oscar Run in 1992: “It Was a Giant Moment for Everyone”

Thirty years ago, an animated film — Disney’s Beauty and the Beast — was nominated for the best picture Oscar for the first time. The same studio had, of course, previously made animated classics like Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (for which Walt Disney was presented with an honorary Oscar, along with seven smaller […]

Creatively Jobs Platform, Backed by Kevin Durant, Michael Eisner, Raises $8M in New Funding

Creatively, a jobs platform that allows creatives to showcase their portfolios digitally and offers collaboration tools, has raised $8 million in new funding, the company announced on Wednesday. The latest seed round of investment includes contributions from Kevin Durant and Rich Kleiman’s Thirty Five Ventures, Michael Eisner’s Tornante Company, Link Ventures and entertainment attorney Kevin […]

Michael Eisner Sells Topps Trading Cards to Fanatics

Former Walt Disney Co. CEO Michael Eisner is selling Topps, the trading card and collectibles company that he bought in 2007 through his Tornante Company. Topps is selling its trading card business to Fanatics, the sports merchandise and memorabilia giant, in a deal valued at $500 million, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed. Topps also has […]

Robert Jacquemin, Former Head of Television at Buena Vista and DreamWorks, Dies at 78

Robert Jacquemin, the longtime president of Buena Vista Television and DreamWorks Television, has died. He was 78. A pioneer of the syndication business, Jacquemin died Saturday in Montecito, California, a WME spokesman announced. One of his sons is veteran WME digital chief Chris Jacquemin. Raised in St. Louis, Jacquemin graduated from Horton Watkins High School […]

Job Platform for Creatives Backed by Shari Redstone and Michael Eisner Launches in Beta

Creatively, a platform co-founded by Alice + Olivia CEO Stacey Bendet, Joe Indriolo and Reagan Silber, launched Tuesday in iOS and web in beta.

Stars Bid on ‘Curb Your Enthusiasm’ Walk-on Role, Ferrari at Race to Erase MS Benefit

Michael Eisner, Jack and Kelly Osbourne, Avril Lavigne and Aaron Paul were among the attendees at the massive, multiroom silent auction.

Former Disney Head Michael Eisner Calls Old Foe Harvey Weinstein “an Incorrigible Bully”

Saying he "fired" the Weinsteins for being "irresponsible" when they ran Miramax for Disney, Eisner says he did not know of Harvey's "horrible actions."

Michael Eisner’s Tornante Completes Acquisition of English Soccer Club Portsmouth

Portsmouth FC, nicknamed Pompey, this year won promotion to England's League One, two levels below the top league known as the English Premier League.

Michael Eisner’s Tornante Gets Approval to Buy English Soccer Club Portsmouth

The 75-year-old could become the latest international businessman to buy an English soccer team.

Michael Eisner’s Tornante in Talks to Buy English Soccer Club Portsmouth (Report)

The 75-year-old could become the latest international businessman to buy a team.

Michael Eisner on Former Disney Colleagues, Rivals and Bob Iger’s Successor

The 74-year-old, who now runs the VC firm The Tornante Company, which produces 'BoJack Horseman,' offers his no-holds-barred take on Michael Ovitz ("a mistake"), Jeffrey Katzenberg ("had to let him go"), the Weinsteins ("troublemakers") and Bob Iger ("different than me, but equally good or better"), among others.