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Disney Donates $2M to Support Humanitarian Relief in Israel After Hamas Attack

The Walt Disney Co. is donating $2 million to humanitarian relief efforts in Israel following the devastating terror attacks that hit the country over the weekend. The company is donating $1 million to Magen David Adom, an affiliate of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies that provides emergency medical and blood […]

Disney Promotes Lylle Breier to Executive VP of Marketing Partnerships and Special Events

Lylle Breier has been promoted to executive vp of marketing partnerships and special events at the Walt Disney Co. In the newly created role, the Disney veteran will play a key role spanning global marketing campaigns and enterprise corporate functions that are central to the company’s growth strategies. Breier will continue to report directly to […]

Billy Porter Slams Bob Iger, Says “I Have to Sell My House” Due to Ongoing Strikes

Amid the ongoing strikes that have brought Hollywood to a halt, Billy Porter is opening up about the financial toll of the work stoppages. During a recent interview with the Evening Standard, the Pose star admitted that he has had to make some cutbacks after some of his upcoming projects were put on pause when […]

Unpacking Bob Iger’s Terrible, Horrible, No Good PR Week

Why did he do it? That’s the question many in Hollywood have asked in the wake of Bob Iger’s now-infamous July 13 interview with CNBC in bucolic Sun Valley. What possessed Iger to pick such a place and time to express his “disappointment” with the demands of the striking talent guilds? Not only was he at […]

Bob Iger: Hollywood Union Demands “Not Realistic” as Escalated Strike Looms

In a newsmaking interview with CNBC on Thursday morning, Walt Disney Co. CEO Bob Iger said the WGA strike and the imminent SAG-AFTRA strike are “very disturbing” and will have a “very, very damaging effect on the whole business. “This is the worst time in the world to add to that disruption,” Iger said, adding […]

The Reinvention of Eva Longoria

In 2012, Eva Longoria wrapped up the eighth and final season of Desperate Housewives, and she had a decision to make about her future. “That last year of Housewives,” she says, “I remember getting every single show offered to me to star in … to star in … to star in …” Amid the throes […]

As Disney Outmaneuvers DeSantis, Florida Gov. Calls for Investigation Over Special District

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis is calling for an investigation into an agreement that transferred the powers of Disney’s now-dissolved special district back to the company before the state assumed control of the board. In a letter to state chief inspector general Melinda Miguel, DeSantis says that the deal suffers “serious legal infirmities” and questions whether […]

Disney Layoffs Hit TV Production, Acquisitions Departments

Layoffs have begun in Disney’s television divisions. Sources tell The Hollywood Reporter that Monday’s layoffs focused production and acquisitions. Among the notable staffers let go Monday are Jayne Bieber, senior vp production at Freeform/Onyx Collective; Mark Levenstein, head of production and postproduction at Hulu; and Elizabeth Newman, head of Disney’s acquisitions department. Sources note Newman’s […]

Disney Reorg: Dana Walden, Alan Bergman Gain Streaming, International; Rebecca Campbell to Exit

Disney’s new executive leadership structure has come into focus. A day after CEO Bob Iger previewed a reorganization that returns financial decision-making back to its creative ranks, newly anointed Disney Entertainment co-chairs Alan Bergman (film) and Dana Walden (television) have detailed their respective responsibilities. The promotions expand their power significantly — they’ll now oversee streaming […]

Nelson Peltz Abandons Disney Proxy Fight, as Bob Iger Says “Everything Is on the Table” for Hulu

Disney’s proxy battle with activist investor Nelson Peltz is over, with the investor saying Thursday morning that he is abandoning his plans to join the company’s board of directors. “This was a great win for all the shareholders. Management at Disney now plans to do everything that we wanted them to do,” Peltz said on […]

Disney Does Not Plan to Spin Off ESPN, Bob Iger Says

Despite a newly unveiled business structure at Disney, which sees ESPN in its own division at the company, CEO Bob Iger said he has no plans to spin off the sports brand. On the company’s first-quarter earnings call, Iger said that the new structure was not designed with a spin off in mind, though he […]

Bob Iger Outlines New Disney Org Structure, With 7,000 Job Cuts Planned

With CEO Bob Iger back at the helm, the new organizational structure of The Walt Disney Co. is taking shape, with 7,000 layoffs planned. On Wednesday, the executive outlined his plan to swiftly restructure the company, effectively dismantling the Disney Media and Entertainment Distribution group created by former CEO Bob Chapek in 2020. The new […]