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Sundance Institute Names Ebs Burnough as Board Chair

Ebs Burnough has been elected to chair the Sundance Institute’s Board of Trustees, with Sean Bailey and Gigi Pritzker elected as vice-chairs. Burnough will replace Pat Mitchell, whose term as chair will expire in October 2021 after being named to the post in 2014. Mitchell and Ebs co-chair the CEO search committee, with Bailey and […]

Steve Asbell to Head 20th Century Studios, Vanessa Morrison to Lead Disney Feature Streaming Production

Steve Asbell has been named the president of production at 20th Century Studios, taking over for Emma Watts, who departed the post last month.

Hollywood’s New Dilemma: When Is a Movie Worthy of Movie Theaters?

Nearly every major studio soon will have its own streamer, but what separates a theatrical title from straight-to-digital remains elusive as producers complain that execs "keep moving the target."

Disney’s Film Prodution Chief Talks ‘Mary Poppins’ and His Big Bet on ‘The Lion King’: “It’s a New Form of Filmmaking”

Sean Bailey is employing a strategy to reimagine Disney classics such as 'Mary Poppins Returns,' 'Aladdin' and 'Dumbo,' with a possible reboot of 'Pirates of the Caribbean' sans Johnny Depp in the works.

Perverted Wolves, Cheating Wives and a Fired 10-Year-Old: The Dark Path to Disney’s ‘Into the Woods’

Overcoming Meryl Streep's no-witch policy, the wrath of an obsessive fan base and studio jitters over its edgy content, Sondheim's beloved musical hits the screen after 27 years. Says director Rob Marshall, "I wasn't sure it was the right fit for Disney"