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'Pretty Woman' director Garry Marshall dies aged 81

19 July 2016 10:40 PM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Updated: Veteran filmmaker also created Us TV series Happy Days.

Comedy writer-director Garry Marshall, who created the iconic TV series Happy Days and directed Pretty Woman, has died from complications related to pneumonia in a Los Angeles hospital. He was 81.

Marshall was born in New York on November 13, 1934. He was a drummer at university and served in the Us Army in Korea.

He returned to New York and became a sports reporter and also performed at comedy clubs before he was hired as a comedy writer for The Tonight Show in 1960.

Two years later he moved to Hollywood and wrote for The Dick Van Dyke Show and other sitcoms before co-creating The Odd Couple, developing Happy Days, Laverne & Shirley and co-creating Mork & Mindy.

Marshall directed for the stage and opera, while his feature highlights besides Pretty Woman include The Princess Diaries, Runaway Bride, Beaches, The Flamingo Kid and more recent releases such as Valentine’s Day and »

- jeremykay67@gmail.com (Jeremy Kay)

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Indiana Jones Stories Will Span Multiple Platforms Says Disney

18 July 2016 3:00 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Ever since Disney purchased all of Lucasfilm for more than $4 billion back in 2012, virtually every shred of focus has been devoted to what that means for the Star Wars franchise. But Disney bought all of Lucasfilm, and that just so happened to also include Indiana Jones, which the studio also has some big plans for. They have already announced a new sequel to be directed by Steven Spielberg and once again starring Harrison Ford due out in 2019, but it looks like the studio may have something much larger planned.

Over the weekend, Disney held their annual Star Wars centric fan event, Star Wars Celebration, which took place in London and was almost entirely focused on all things related to a galaxy far far away. Almost. A panel called "The Art Of Storytelling," which focused on the Lucasfilm Story Group, who are in charge of planning out future stories and keeping »

- MovieWeb

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Disney CEO Bob Iger Wants to Bring Olympics to La in 2024

12 July 2016 10:54 AM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

L.A.’s 2024 Olympics bid is getting a boost from the man behind the Mouse. Disney CEO Bob Iger has joined the committee that is trying to bring the Summer Games back to Los Angeles. Iger will serve on the committee’s board of directors, along with basketball great Magic Johnson, Paralympian Candace Cable, trade union leader Maria Elena Durazo, and gold medalist swimmer Janet Evans, per the Associated Press. The 2016 Summer Olympics are preparing to kick off in Rio de Janeiro on Aug. 5. However, there have been questions about the security of the games due to the city’s deteriorating economy and concerns over. »

- Joe Otterson

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Disney offers sneak peek of 'Star Wars' land

12 July 2016 9:08 AM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

When Disneyland and Disney World broke ground on their Star Wars-themed areas in April 2016, there was certainly a lot of intrigue about the park. While it’s still a ways off from completion, fans can now get an early idea of what exactly it’s going to look like. On its official blog, Disney revealed a rendering of what the 14-acre property entails. And it’s awesome, complete with all the details you would expect from The Mouse. According to the site, “Nestled between towering spires of rock, this thriving port contains a seemingly familiar architecture of markets, landing zones and buildings…Look closely and you may find hints of some of the thrilling experiences that are coming – like the Millennium Falcon peeking out of one of the cargo bays, marking the location where guests will get the opportunity to pilot the fastest hunk of junk in the galaxy. »

- David Eckstein

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Bob Iger on China’s Disneyland and How He Avoided Being a ‘Cultural Imperialist’

11 July 2016 7:21 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Walt Disney Co. CEO Bob Iger said on Monday that the ambitious new Disneyland park in Shanghai, China, was not only the company’s biggest investment in a theme park, but also sparked concern in him that he might be branded a “cultural imperialist” in building it. The Shanghai park, which opened in the middle of June, has already welcomed 1 million attendees, Iger said, with people staying two hours longer per day than anticipated. “It’s our largest-ever foreign investment,” he explained, while speaking at the Fortune Brainstorm Tech conference in Aspen, Colorado. “It’s one of the biggest investments we’ve ever made. »

- Sharon Waxman

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New Look at Disneyland’s Star Wars-Themed Land Unveiled

11 July 2016 12:52 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

A galaxy far, far away will soon be right around the corner.

On Monday, Disney disclosed a new image of the forthcoming Star Wars-themed land that is to be implemented at Disneyland and Walt Disney World Resorts, respectively. The park is reported to be the largest single-themed expansion in Disneyland’s 61-year history. See the picture below.

“Look closely and you may find hints of some of the thrilling experiences that are coming,” says the press release posted to Disney Parks Blog.

Construction at both parks commenced in April. The new concept drawing shows the highly anticipated 14-acre park burrowed next to Big Thunder Trail in Frontierland, replacing the former Big Thunder Ranch at Disneyland Resort.

“These new lands at Disneyland and Walt Disney World will transport guests to a whole new ‘Star Wars’ planet,” Disney CEO Bob Iger said during D23 Expo last August.

An official opening date has yet to be determined. »

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Sun Valley: Moguls Bone Up on Global Terrorism, Campus Unrest

7 July 2016 4:32 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

It’s hump day for Sun Valley, Allen & Company’s annual elbow-rubbing of moneymen and moguls.

The elite conference has reached mid-point after a day in which the world’s top business leaders, Silicon Valley titans and Hollywood players got tutorials in global terrorism and campus protests.

In between talks and dinners, DreamWorks Animation CEO Jeffrey Katzenberg could be seen sharing a table with Walmart chairman Greg Penner outside the Ram, a posh Sun Valley eatery. Disney head Bob Iger and producer Brian Grazer went on a bike ride. And 21st Century Fox head Rupert Murdoch grunted a “no comment” after members of the press shouted questions about former Fox News correspondent Gretchen Carlson’s sexual harassment lawsuit against Roger Ailes

The guest list for the four-day confab is strictly A-list, with the net worth of many individuals boasting at least nine zeroes. Among those who made the trek to Idaho this year are Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg »

- Brent Lang

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Sun Valley: Moguls Bone Up on Global Terrorism, Campus Unrest

7 July 2016 4:32 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

It’s hump day for Sun Valley, Allen & Company’s annual elbow-rubbing of moneymen and moguls.

The elite conference has reached mid-point after a day in which the world’s top business leaders, Silicon Valley titans and Hollywood players got tutorials in global terrorism and campus protests.

In between talks and dinners, DreamWorks Animation CEO Jeffrey Katzenberg could be seen sharing a table with Walmart chairman Greg Penner outside the Ram, a posh Sun Valley eatery. Disney head Bob Iger and producer Brian Grazer went on a bike ride. And 21st Century Fox head Rupert Murdoch grunted a “no comment” after members of the press shouted questions about former Fox News correspondent Gretchen Carlson’s sexual harassment lawsuit against Roger Ailes

The guest list for the four-day confab is strictly A-list, with the net worth of many individuals boasting at least nine zeroes. Among those who made the trek to »

- Brent Lang

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Justin Trudeau Charms Sun Valley, Barry Diller Says Cord-Cutting Represents ‘Creative Destruction’

6 July 2016 12:26 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

The first official day of Allen & Company’s Sun Valley media conference kicked off Wednesday with a warmly received appearance by Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and a discussion by former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper on the issues facing American cities.

Conference-goers gave Trudeau high marks, describing him as “hyper-articulate” and “visionary.” One member of the audience for Trudeau’s appearance said the crowd was charmed by the Canadian prime minister. “He looks about 25 years old and he was a delightful speaker,” said the participant.

The conversation, which was moderated by former U.S. Sen. Bill Bradley, also focused on ways to improve trade between the U.S. and Canada, but Trudeau made no major news.

“He kept it pretty light,” said the conference-goer. Trudeau, the eldest son of former prime minister Pierre Trudeau, gave a sense of the expectations he faced over getting into the family business. »

- Brent Lang

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Justin Trudeau Charms Sun Valley, Barry Diller Says Cord-Cutting Represents ‘Creative Destruction’

6 July 2016 12:26 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

The first official day of Allen & Company’s Sun Valley media conference kicked off Wednesday with a warmly received appearance by Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and a discussion by former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper on the issues facing American cities.

Conference-goers gave Trudeau high marks, describing him as “hyper-articulate” and “visionary.” One member of the audience for Trudeau’s appearance said the crowd was charmed by the Canadian prime minister. “He looks about 25 years old and he was a delightful speaker,” said the participant.

The conversation, which was moderated by former U.S. Sen. Bill Bradley, also focused on ways to improve trade between the U.S. and Canada, but Trudeau made no major news.

“He kept it pretty light,” said the conference-goer. Trudeau, the eldest son of former prime minister Pierre Trudeau, gave a sense of the expectations he faced over getting into the family business. He »

- Brent Lang

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Sun Valley: Les Moonves Chauffeurs Shari Redstone, Justin Trudeau Preps for Mogul Debut

5 July 2016 7:23 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Ah, the first day of summer camp for billionaires.

It’s that time of year when media barons break out the bike shorts and descend en masse on Sun Valley, Idaho for investment firm Allen & Co.’s exclusive conference.

The gathering of the one percent has developed a reputation over the years for being a hotbed of dealmaking — Comcast’s acquisition of NBCUniversal and Time Warner’s disastrous marriage to AOL were just a few of the pacts cooked up at the ski resort.

As he arrived Tuesday, Providence Equity Partners head Jonathan M. Nelson summed up the appeal of the conference in haiku fashion, “Learning. Friends. Some business.”

It’s not just the prospect of a merger or purchase that brings the bigwigs out in force. Over the better part of a week, guests such as Disney chief Bob Iger, Sony Corp. CEO Kaz Hirai, Comcast Corp. chairman Brian Roberts, »

- Brent Lang

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Sun Valley: Les Moonves Chauffeurs Shari Redstone, Justin Trudeau Preps for Mogul Debut

5 July 2016 7:23 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Ah, the first day of summer camp for billionaires.

It’s that time of year when media barons break out the bike shorts and descend en masse on Sun Valley, Idaho for investment firm Allen & Co.’s exclusive conference.

The gathering of the one percent has developed a reputation over the years for being a hotbed of dealmaking — Comcast’s acquisition of NBCUniversal and Time Warner’s disastrous marriage to AOL were just a few of the pacts cooked up at the ski resort.

As he arrived Tuesday, Providence Equity Partners head Jonathan M. Nelson summed up the appeal of the conference in haiku fashion, “Learning. Friends. Some business.”

It’s not just the prospect of a merger or purchase that brings the bigwigs out in force. Over the better part of a week, guests such as Disney chief Bob Iger, Sony Corp. CEO Kaz Hirai, Comcast Corp. chairman Brian Roberts, and »

- Brent Lang

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Look Who’s Going to Allen & Co’s 2016 Sun Valley Conference (Photos)

5 July 2016 5:45 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Look Who’s Going to Allen & Co’s 2016 Sun Valley Conference (Photos) From the Murdoch men to a warring Shari Redstone and Philippe Dauman, here are the bold names headed to the Idaho power retreat Bob Iger Chairman and CEO, Walt Disney Company Sheryl Sandberg Chief Operating Officer, Facebook Lachlan, Rupert and James Murdoch Rupert is Executive Chairman of News Corp. His sons Lachlan and James are Co-CEOs of 21st Century Fox Jeffrey Katzenberg CEO, DreamWorks Animation (*just sold to NBCUniversal) Shari Redstone Non-Executive Chairman, Viacom; National Amusements Board and Redstone Trust Philippe Dauman CEO, Viacom Mark Zuckerberg Chairman and CEO, »

- Matt Donnelly

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Sun Valley: 5 Moguls to Watch — From Shari Redstone to Bob Iger

5 July 2016 6:50 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Media moguls descend on Sun Valley, Idaho, this week to whitewater raft, bike, listen to experts rap about Isis and Brexit, and, most important, to play “let’s make a deal.”

The annual conference at the tiny ski resort is hosted by Allen & Co., and has inspired a steady stream of mergers and acquisitions over the years. The alpine confab set in motion Comcast’s acquisition of NBCUniversal, Disney’s successful play for Capital Cities, and AOL’s sale to Verizon, among many other deals.

Scoring an invite to the Masters of the Universe event signals that aspiring business titans have arrived and usually comes with an overt signal to CEO-wrangler Herb Allen that the person in question will tap his investment bank for future business, insiders say.

Those who arrive are told to leave their power suits at home. Brooks Brothers casual and bike shorts are very much the vibe, »

- Brent Lang

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Disney to Buy Stake in Mlb’s $3.5 Billion Streaming Video Unit

1 July 2016 7:35 AM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Disney has reportedly agreed to acquire one-third of Mlb Advance Media’s video streaming unit — a deal ultimately valuing the pro baseball side business at around $3.5 billion. The Walt Disney Co. will also have a four-year option to buy an additional 33 percent stake in the digital arm of Major League Baseball, according to Bloomberg. Mlb Advanced Media is jointly owned by the 30 baseball teams, so this would bring the clubs some usable cash. Also Read: Thanks, England: You Just Cost Bob Iger $4 Million The Mlb tech services arm already powers many third-party live streaming services — in addition to its own. »

- Tony Maglio

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Star Wars fans petition for LGBT character as tribute to Orlando victim

28 June 2016 3:49 AM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

Online petition, set up in memoriam of Drew Leinonen, lobbies for the first Lgbt character to ‘fight evil’ in the Star Wars universe

A fan petition has been set up to ask Star Wars producers Lucasfilm to create the franchise’s first LGBT character in honour of one of the victims of the Orlando nightclub shooting. Drew Leinonen was among the 49 people shot dead – along with his boyfriend, Juan Ramon Guerrero – at the Pulse nightclub in June. Leinonen’s friend and fellow Star Wars devotee Joshua Yehl is behind the post on change.org.

In an open letter addressed to Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy and Bob Iger, CEO of Disney (the studio that owns the Star Wars series), Yehl explains that Leinonen was a “passionate” Star Wars fan, and that “nothing would make him happier than for all the little gay nerds out there to have their own Star Wars character to look up to. »

- Andrew Pulver

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'Star Wars' petition urges Disney to name first Lgbt film character after Orlando victim

27 June 2016 11:48 AM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Orlando's Lgbtq+ nightclub Pulse was the target of the deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history this month. While it's left many at a loss as to how to come to terms with such a tragedy, others have been looking toward something positive. A new petition is asking Bob Iger of Disney and Kathleen Kennedy of Lucasfilm to honor a fan who was lost in the attack by naming Star Wars' first canon Lgbt film character after him. "We are all heartbroken by the tragic and horrific events in Orlando, and offer our thoughts, prayers and support to everyone in our community affected by this senseless act," said Iger earlier this month. The Walt Disney Company followed up words with action by donating $1 million to the OneOrlando Fund. "We are heartbroken by this tragedy and hope our commitment will help those in the community affected by this senseless act, »

- Jill Pantozzi

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Disney’s Bob Iger says Indiana Jones 5 “won’t just be a one-off”

26 June 2016 4:30 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Having kept its Indiana Jones cards close to its chest while it relaunched the Star Wars franchise, it was announced back in March that Harrison Ford will be reuniting with director Steven Spielberg for a fifth outing for the archaeologist and adventurer in 2019.

Given that he’ll be 77 years old by that point, you’d have to assume that Harrison Ford doesn’t have too many cracks of the bullwhip left in the tank. However, Disney’s Bob Iger has revealed that while Disney doesn’t have the same kind of plans for Indy as it does for Star WarsIndiana Jones 5 “won’t just be a one-off”.

“Not like Star Wars, no,” said Iger. “But we hope … right now, we’re focused on a reboot, or a continuum and then a reboot of some sort. We’ll bring [Harrison Ford] back, then we have to figure out what comes next. »

- Gary Collinson

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Thanks, England: You Just Cost Bob Iger $4 Million

24 June 2016 12:11 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Disney CEO Bob Iger is having a rough June. Thanks to England’s Brexit — or the Brits’ decision to exit the European Union — the global media company is currently suffering a tough stock slide. Of course, the Mouse House isn’t alone, as many worldwide organizations are getting hammered in share valuation today — Disney just happens to have more of a European presence than many others. Discovery suffered the greatest losses among major U.S. media companies, finishing at 4p.m. Et down 7.24 percent. Iger personally owned 1,262,045 shares or Disney common stock as of Jan. 16, 2016, according to Yahoo Finance. When the U. »

- Tony Maglio

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The 10 Most Powerful People in Hollywood

23 June 2016 9:23 AM, PDT | newser.com | See recent newser news »

For the first time, the Hollywood Reporter has put together a list of the 100 most powerful people in entertainment, though it's what Paste Magazine describes as a list "celebrating the accomplishments of … white guys." Only 19 women and 10 people of color make the cut. THR acknowledges the stat—"We won’t need social media, thanks anyway, to drop an anvil on our heads to realize this"—but says the list reflects currently reality, not what current reality should be. Here's the top 10: Bob Iger, Disney CEO Rupert Murdoch and sons, 21st Century Fox Leslie Moonves, CBS President »

- Arden Dier

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