Listen: Level Forward’s Abigail Disney, Adrienne Becker on Changing the Industry, Bob Iger’s Paycheck

Listen: Level Forward’s Abigail Disney, Adrienne Becker on Changing the Industry, Bob Iger’s Paycheck
Filmmaker and philanthropist Abigail Disney and industry veteran Adrienne Becker joined forces to launch the content studio Level Forward in early 2018 after they’d briefly paired up in an effort to buy Weinstein Co. out of the ashes of bankruptcy.

Disney and Becker came to realize that they were kindred spirits in their interest in social justice and advancing the showbiz careers of women and people of color. Level Forward is designed to provide creative support and nontraditional financing for projects from creators who are willing to trade big upfront fees for a larger share of equity and more creative freedom.

Disney and Becker detail their growing portfolio and company ethos on the latest installment of “Strictly Business,” Variety‘s weekly podcast featuring conversations with industry leaders about the business of media and entertainment.

Disney, who is the granddaughter of Walt Disney Co. co-founder Roy O. Disney, also discusses her
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