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Star Wars Bits: Netflix TV Shows, Force Awakens Bit Parts, Rogue One Script and More

30 July 2015 8:00 AM, PDT | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

I’ve outrun Imperial starships. Not the local bulk cruisers mind you, I’m talking about the big Star Wars Bits now. Here’s the updates we have from a galaxy far, far away this time: Are three live-action Star Wars shows planned for Netflix? Bob Iger has already seen The Force Awakens…mostly. Simon Pegg talks his experience […]

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- Ethan Anderton

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Shanghai Disneyland Attractions Announced [See Photos and Video]

15 July 2015 11:30 AM, PDT | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

This morning, Disney officially announced the lands, attractions and hotels for opening day of Shanghai Disneyland Resort. Hit the jump to find out what to expect at Shanghai Disney when the park finally opens in Spring 2016. This morning, Disney COO Tom Staggs and Walt Disney Parks and Resorts Chairman Bob Chapek and Bob Iger shared a […]

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- Peter Sciretta

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Shanghai Disney Resort To Include ‘Star Wars’, Marvel & ‘Tron’ Attractions

15 July 2015 3:00 AM, PDT | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Disney Chairman and CEO Bob Iger today provided a closer look at what's in store at the Shanghai Disney Resort which is due to open in spring 2016. Divvied into six themed worlds, the $5.5B Middle Kingdom park will include attractions based on Star Wars, the Marvel universe and Pirates Of The Caribbean, among others. Each of those properties has upcoming films with ambitions to release in China where Avengers: Age Of Ultron recently made over $235M at the box office… »

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Marvel, 'Star Wars' Characters to Feature at New Shanghai Disneyland

14 July 2015 8:31 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Walt Disney Co.’s $5.5 billion theme park in Shanghai will feature Marvel and Star Wars attractions, as well as six themed lands including Mickey Avenue and Tomorrowland, the company said. Disney chairman and CEO Bob Iger unveiled a scale model of Shanghai Disneyland, the company's first in mainland China, at a presentation at the Shanghai Expo Center, saying it would "delight and entertain the people of China for generations to come." Iger said the facility "celebrates and incorporates China's incredibly rich heritage to create a one-of-a-kind destination that will delight and entertain the people

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- Clifford Coonan

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Star Wars' George Lucas and composer Danny Elfman are officially becoming Disney Legends

14 July 2015 4:03 PM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Move over, Aladdin: Star Wars filmmaker George Lucas and composer Danny Elfman are amongst eight new Disney Legends.

Disney chairman and CEO Bob Iger will host the D23 Expo 2015 awards ceremony in Anaheim on Friday, August 14, recognising some of Disney's remarkable contributors.

Lucas and Elfman will be honoured alongside All My Children star Susan Lucci and Disney animator Andreas Deja.

The work of George Bodenheimer, Eyvind Earle, Carson Van Osten and Julie Reihm Casaletto will also be celebrated at the event.

Iger said: "The Disney Legend Award is our highest honour, and we are incredibly proud to recognise these eight talented individuals who have contributed so much to the world of entertainment and the Disney legacy.

"Their vision and dedication to their work have brought joy to audiences around the globe and earned them a place in Disney history."

Past Disney Legends include Tim Allen, Robin Williams and Julie Andrews. »

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George Lucas and Danny Elfman to Be Named Disney Legends at D23

14 July 2015 1:10 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Star Wars creator George Lucas, composer Danny Elfman, All My Children star Susan Lucci, Disney Animator Andreas Deja and other beloved contributors to the Disney legacy will be named and honored as official Disney Legends during D23 Expo 2015 at 10 a.m. on Friday, August 14, in Hall D23 at the Anaheim Convention Center. The ceremony will be hosted by Disney Chairman and CEO Bob Iger, and will include special musical performances. There will be eight individuals in total introduced as Disney Legends next month.

The Disney Legends Awards program is a 28-year tradition of The Walt Disney Company, and the first Disney Legend was Fred MacMurray (The Shaggy Dog, The Absent-Minded Professor, The Happiest Millionaire), who was honored in 1987. The three-day Expo provides the opportunity for Disney fans to be a part of the memorable and prestigious event. Here's what Disney chairman and CEO Bob Iger had to say about the Disney Legends in a statement. »

- MovieWeb

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Sdcc: Watch the Star Wars: The Force Awakens Comic-Con behind-the-scenes video, plus panel details and images

10 July 2015 7:12 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

The San Diego Comic-Con ventured to a galaxy far, far away tonight as Lucasfilm showcased its upcoming Star Wars: The Force Awakens with a hotly-anticipated Hall H panel. They weren’t giving too much away, but here’s a rundown of what details were revealed, along with some images of the panel…

Lucasfilm chief Kathleen Kennedy, director J.J. Abrams and writer Lawrence Kasdan got things underway, with Abrams confirming that there is a cut of the movie, which they are fine tuning at present. Disney’s Bob Iger wanted it to come out this May, but Abrams fought for December:” To have the time to do it right is not a small thing.”

“There is nothing normal about getting to direct a Star Wars movie. I’ve been a fan since I was a little kid,” said Abrams. “I sat down with John Williams to show him scenes from »

- Gary Collinson

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Will DC Merge With Marvel Superheroes ?

9 July 2015 1:59 PM, PDT | SneakPeek | See recent SneakPeek news »

Will Walt Disney, the home of Marvel Studios and Marvel Comics make an offer to purchase Time Warner, home of Warner Bros and DC Comics, after a bid by Rupert Murdoch from 21st Century Fox of $80 billion was rejected ?

"...'The prospect of combining Disney's Marvel with Time Warner's DC Comics might be too compelling to ignore. Plus CNN would give Disney the cable news asset it lacks.

"'Disney's market cap as of Aug. 8 was $149 billion compared with Time Warner's $63 billion, which gives Disney CEO Bob Iger more leverage than Murdoch might have had'..."

"'Though it's on a much larger scale, Disney could then bring both Warner Bros. and DC Comics under their control with the likes of Lucasfilm, Marvel and Pixar.

"'For Silicon Valley companies, a (Disney) deal would make them instant players in the content business.

"'For Verizon, access to Time Warner could boost its pay-tv and broadband platforms. »

- Michael Stevens

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News Bits: X-Men, Squad, Marvel, Cujo

9 July 2015 9:35 AM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

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Halle Berry has said that should they ever so a standalone Storm movie, she would happily return. Speaking with Deadline about the new season of "Extant," Berry says:

"In a heartbeat. In a heartbeat I would do a Storm movie. I love that character through and through. So if that ever became an opportunity for me if it's before I'm 65-years old I would absolutely do that. I think they should do it. If the fans want that the fans need to speak up and I'm sure it would be a possibility. If Fox felt like they could make money off of a Storm movie I'm sure they would do it."

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Though Jada Pinkett Smith won't return as Fish Mooney on the second season of Fox's "Gotham," the actress says tells MTV UK that she'd be happy to return to the DC world and already has her »

- Garth Franklin

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Disney’s Bob Iger isn’t afraid of competition from DC: “We’re Marvel”

8 July 2015 9:52 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

For the past few years, Marvel Studios had been running pretty much unopposed when it comes to shared superhero movie universes, although that’s about to change as Warner Bros. kickstarts its DC slate next year with the release of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and Suicide Squad.

However, Disney chief Bob Iger isn’t afraid of the increased competition, telling journalists at the Allen & Co media conference in Sun Valley that:

“We’re Marvel. We’ve done a great job of building the Marvel brand, which we think when it’s on a movie really makes a difference. We’re seeing signs of that. We like the Marvel slate that we have coming up. We think they’re unique in many ways and have no concerns [about competition] whatsoever.”

Should Marvel be concerned about competition from DC – not to mention Fox’s expanding superhero properties – or is Iger right that »

- Gary Collinson

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Disney Boss Isn't Worried About Competition From WB's DC Comics Slate; "We're Marvel"

7 July 2015 7:06 PM, PDT | ComicBookMovie.com | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

Since 2008, Marvel Studios has enjoyed being the dominant force in the comic book movie world, but Warner Bros.' DC Comics slate means that they will soon be competing for release dates and at the box office with their Distinguished Competition. Disney CEO Bob Iger isn't losing any sleep about that though, and revealed at the Allen & Co. media conference in Sun Valley that he believes the goodwill they've generated over the past few years with moviegoers is going to keep them well ahead of their rivals. "We’re Marvel. We’ve done a great job of building the Marvel brand, which we think when it’s on a movie really makes a difference. We’re seeing signs of that." Part of building that brand includes launching risky properties like Ant-Man, Captain Marvel, and Doctor Strange, but Iger remains confident in what's to come. "We like the Marvel slate that we have coming up. »

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Sun Valley: Dick Costolo Talks Life After Twitter, Time Warner Cable Chief on Charter Deal

7 July 2015 6:26 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Elon Musk arrived in his Tesla, super-producer Brian Grazer confessed he had no idea where he was going, and Disney CEO Bob Iger cracked wise about the throngs of media camped outside the Sun Valley Lodge.

“What brings you all here?” Iger joked to journalists.

It’s day one at Allen & Co.’s annual conference for moguls, where giants of industry assemble to break bread, play golf, and engage in deal-making. The exclusive event is closed to the media, but a few moguls did take time to field questions from the press.

Dick Costolo, the former Twitter chief who made waves last month by stepping down from the social networking company he helped launch, offered up slightly more than 140 characters when quizzed about his future plans. “I really don’t have any idea what I’m going to do next,” he said. “I want to give myself some time to think. »

- Brent Lang

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Sun Valley: Dick Costolo Talks Life After Twitter, Time Warner Cable Chief on Charter Deal

7 July 2015 6:26 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Elon Musk arrived in his Tesla, super-producer Brian Grazer confessed he had no idea where he was going, and Disney CEO Bob Iger cracked wise about the throngs of media camped outside the Sun Valley Lodge.

“What brings you all here?” Iger joked to journalists.

It’s day one at Allen & Co.’s annual conference for moguls, where giants of industry assemble to break bread, play golf, and engage in deal-making. The exclusive event is closed to the media, but a few moguls did take time to field questions from the press.

Dick Costolo, the former Twitter chief who made waves last month by stepping down from the social networking company he helped launch, offered up slightly more than 140 characters when quizzed about his future plans. “I really don’t have any idea what I’m going to do next,” he said. “I want to give myself some time to think. »

- Brent Lang

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Disney CEO Bob Iger Dismisses Comic Book Movie Competition: ‘We’re Marvel’

7 July 2015 5:30 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Disney CEO Bob Iger isn’t sweating the onslaught of movies featuring costumed superheroes even if it means there’s more competition than ever before for comic book movie fans.

For years, Marvel, which Disney bought for $4 billion in 2009, has been the dominant force in films about masked vigilantes. The race will get tighter next year, when DC Comics and its parent company Warner Bros. kick off an ambitious slate of roughly two movies a year featuring the likes of Batman, Superman, and Wonder Woman.

Iger thinks that the goodwill Marvel has generated from hits like “The Avengers,” “Iron Man” and “Guardians of the Galaxy” will allow it to continue to thrive in a space that’s getting a lot tighter.

“We’re Marvel,” Iger told journalists at the Allen & Co. media conference in Sun Valley, Idaho. “We’ve done a great job of building the Marvel brand, which we »

- Brent Lang

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'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' Not Showing Any Footage Or Clips At Comic-Con, Next Trailer Not Until The Fall

6 July 2015 2:33 PM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

If it were up to J.J. Abrams, we probably wouldn't have seen as much from "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" as we already have. Two trailers deep, with a strong handful of stills out there, and more, it pays to remember that Bob Iger had to effectively twist the director's arm to release the first teaser last fall. However, with Disney preparing to bring the movie to San Diego Comic Con, fans lining up for the presentation may not like this bit of news. EW reports that no new trailer, footage or clips are expected to be unveiled, with the focus instead on cast members, who didn't appear at the Star Wars Celebration presentation, hitting the stage instead and joining Abrams, screenwriter Lawrence Kasdan, and Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy. There will also be lots of "behind-the-scenes" stuff as well. In fact, according to the magazine, are going to have to »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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Disney promotes two senior executives

30 June 2015 3:56 PM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

The Walt Disney Company hierarchy has named Christine McCarthy senior executive vice-president and Chief Financial Officer and Kevin Mayer senior executive vice president and Chief Strategy Officer, effective immediately.

McCarthy succeeds James A Rasulo as CFO and most recently served as evp of corporate real estate, alliances and treasurer.

She will now oversee investor relations, corporate planning and control, tax, corporate treasury, corporate real estate, facilities, integrated supply chain management, and corporate citizenship. She reports to chairman and CEO Bob Iger.

Mayer has served since 2005 as evp of corporate strategy and business development. He rejoins the studio from L.E.K. Consulting and reports to Iger and COO Thomas Staggs. »

- jeremykay67@gmail.com (Jeremy Kay)

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Oscar News: 322 Invited To Join; The Academy Museum Receives Approval

27 June 2015 4:15 AM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

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The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced this week that the Los Angeles City Council, in a unanimous vote, approved plans for the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures. Construction will begin this summer, and ceremonial groundbreaking festivities will occur this fall.

“I am thrilled that Los Angeles is gaining another architectural and cultural icon,” said Mayor Eric Garcetti. “My office of economic development has worked directly with the museum’s development team to ensure that the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures will create jobs, support tourism, and pay homage to the industry that helped define our identity as the creative capital of the world.”

“We are grateful to our incredible community of supporters who have helped make this museum a reality,” said Dawn Hudson, the Academy’s CEO. “Building this museum has been an Academy »

- Michelle McCue

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Academy revises Oscars rules for 2016 show

24 June 2015 4:36 PM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Under new rules, qualifying producers for a best picture nominee must be eligible for a Producers Guild Of America award for the film or have appealed the PGA’s refusal of such eligibility. 

Final determination of the qualifying producer nominees for each nominated picture will be made by the Academy’s producers branch executive committee.

The change comes after the board of governors approved Oscars rules and campaign regulations for the 88th Academy Awards at the most recent board meeting on Tuesday night.

In the visual effects category, the number of eligible films initially shortlisted has climbed to a maximum of 20. The number of films that will be shortlisted for nominations voting remains 10.

In the documentary short subject category, the number of films that will be shortlisted for nominations voting has increased from eight to 10 titles, while the number of nominees will no longer be three, four or five but a fixed five.

Qualifying titles »

- jeremykay67@gmail.com (Jeremy Kay)

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Academy revises Oscars rules

24 June 2015 4:36 PM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Under new rules, qualifying producers for a best picture nominee must be eligible for a Producers Guild Of America award for the film or have appealed the PGA’s refusal of such eligibility. 

Final determination of the qualifying producer nominees for each nominated picture will be made by the Academy’s producers branch executive committee.

The change comes after the board of governors approved Oscars rules and campaign regulations for the 88th Academy Awards at the most recent board meeting on Tuesday night.

In the visual effects category, the number of eligible films initially shortlisted has climbed to a maximum of 20. The number of films that will be shortlisted for nominations voting remains 10.

In the documentary short subject category, the number of films that will be shortlisted for nominations voting has increased from eight to 10 titles, while the number of nominees will no longer be three, four or five but a fixed five.

Qualifying titles »

- jeremykay67@gmail.com (Jeremy Kay)

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Elon Musk, Bob Iger, Rupert Murdoch and Sons Topline Allen & Co.’s Sun Valley Media Conference Guest List

24 June 2015 3:16 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Tesla founder Elon Musk, Disney chief Bob Iger, media mogul Rupert Murdoch and sons are among the big-name guests invited to Allen & Co.’s annual Sun Valley conference. The impressive Hollywood group also includes CBS CEO Les Moonves, Viacom Chairman Philippe Dauman, the Weinstein Co.’s Harvey Weinstein, Netflix Chief Content Officer Ted Sarandos, Disney CFO Thomas Staggs, Liberty Media’s John Malone, NBCUniversal boss Steve Burke, Paramount chief Brad Grey and Time Warner Inc.’s Jeff Bewkes. In addition to Murdoch’s sons, James and Lachlan, outgoing 21st Century Fox COO Chase Carey is also expected to attend. The »

- Tony Maglio

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