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Jeffrey Katzenberg Recalls How His Father’s Generosity in Gifting $100 to Strangers Inspired Lifetime of Philanthropy

When Jeffrey Katzenberg was a kid growing up in New York, his father Walter, “a very successful, man-about-town stockbroker,” always carried a wad of discreetly folded $100 bills. As he moved through the day, Walter would “quietly and stealthily” slip one to people in his orbit, whether it be “a doorman, a waiter, a valet, […]

Disney Succession: Dana Walden Praises Peter Rice and Bob Chapek in Memo Outlining Priorities

In her first full week leading Disney’s general entertainment division, Dana Walden praised her former boss Peter Rice, and Disney CEO Bob Chapek, and pledged to make the studio a place for creativity and inclusion. “I promise you that I will do everything I can to support you and make sure that DGE is the […]

Peter Rice Addresses Disney Exit in Final Staff Memo, Calls Tenure “A Pleasure and a Privilege”

Ousted Disney executive Peter Rice addressed his team in a farewell message obtained by The Hollywood Reporter. Rice, who normally sends weekly memos to staff celebrating all things Disney, sent his final missive to the company Thursday. Rice was let go from his role as chairman of entertainment and programming by CEO Bob Chapek on […]

Disney Insiders, Hollywood Execs Stunned at How Bob Chapek Ousted Peter Rice

One of the most powerful executives in media was meeting with a group of people the morning of June 9 when he heard the news that Disney CEO Bob Chapek had abruptly fired chairman of entertainment and programming Peter Rice. “Chapek just made another massive mistake,” this exec announced. The market may have agreed: Disney […]

Disney’s Peter Rice Ousted in Major Executive Shake-Up

In a major executive shake-up, Peter Rice, chairman of Disney’s entertainment and programming, is exiting the company, sources tell The Hollywood Reporter. Sources say embattled Disney CEO Bob Chapek summoned Rice to his office Monday and relieved the former Fox exec of his duties. The CEO, who took over for Bob Iger last year, is […]

Upfront Dispatches: Bob Chapek, Baby Yoda and “Bull****” at Disney

The future of Disney will be advertised, emphasis firmly on Disney. During his first unified brand upfront, and very much keeping with the tone of the week, Walt Disney Co. CEO Bob Chapek celebrated his many silos as he simultaneously Frankenstein’d them together — prioritizing the company’s artist relationships and vast suite of intellectual property […]

Peter Rice Reorganizes Disney’s General Entertainment Division

Disney unveiled the next wave of its companywide restructuring Tuesday as Peter Rice outlined a wave of changes to his general entertainment division.

Disney CEO Bob Iger Says Fox Acquisition Broke Ground for Disney+, Hulu-Comcast Deal

Disney chairman and CEO Bob Iger on Tuesday told the MoffettNathanson Media and Communications Summit in New York City that his 2017 courtship of Rupert Murdoch and his Fox assets laid the groundwork for his studio's expanding streaming TV strategy.

Peter Rice, Dana Walden Score Top Roles as Disney Sets Post-Fox Leadership

Disney sets new post-Fox leadership: Peter Rice and Dana Walden get top key roles.

Fox’s Peter Rice Talks Potential Comcast Deal, His Future Post-Acquisition

"We struck a deal that we thought was good for Fox shareholders," the network chief said Monday evening of Disney's $52.4 billion deal.

James Murdoch Says Fox Is “Confident” About Sky Deal Approval

The 21st Century Fox CEO spoke at the Royal Television Society's Cambridge convention, saying in Britain he is sometimes viewed as a "right-wing demon," while in the U.S. he is at times seen as a "raging" tree hugger.

Fox Shake-Up: Is a Replacement Needed for Chase Carey?

Carey's new role and Peter Rice's focus on TV mean mean a missing executive layer — for now.