The Tribune Co. is ready to name former Disney CEO Michael Eisner chairman, sources close to the negotiations told The Wrap.
“They need a good old American guy,” one source said. “A face, a guy who can deal with bankers and convince them that he can get the company out of trouble”
Mr. Read More
Monday: Glenn Martin, DDS
Once upon a time, Michael Eisner was the chief executive at the Walt Disney Company and one of the most powerful men in the world. Now, he’s executive-producing a cartoon for Nick at Nite. What a world! At least the cartoon in question, Glenn Martin, DDS, looks like it could be pretty Read More
Michael Eisner is comin’ out of his former Disney-fied shell with his fists up! The former Disney CEO is experimenting with online video by backing Vuguru and Veoh, a digital studio and distribution site, respectively. At a forum on digital video in New York yesterday, Mr. Eisner had some fightin’ words Read More
DisneyWar, by James B. Stewart. Simon and Schuster, 572 pages, $29.95.
Thirty-odd years ago, it would have been, I was summoned to the office of Frederick L. Ehrman, chief executive of Lehman Brothers, the firm of which I was then a partner, and informed that I had been accused by Darryl F. Zanuck, C.E.O. of Read More
Ben Kweller slumped down and sat on the stoop of his new home in Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn. It was late afternoon, and the long-haired 20-year-old had just completed a frantic session with contractors to discuss renovations to the building. “I’ve never been this stressed out in my whole life ,” Mr. Kweller said.
Six years Read More
Bob Iger, the handsome, gleaming, departing head of ABC, sat at a center table in the vast Waldorf-Astoria’s Grand Ballroom on Feb. 10 as Regis Philbin, in a double-breasted, charcoal-gray pinstripe suit, began pelting the air with insults directed at the new president of the Walt Disney Company.
Why did he get the appointment?
ORLANDO, Fla.-The personal finance revolution certainly makes things easier for cranks, curmudgeons and other crackpots unhappy with the quality or cost of services rendered. Forget the middleman. These days, thanks to the miracle of Wall Street for the masses, you can complain directly to the ruthless, money-grubbing, exploitative ownership classes.
On a fine pre-Thanksgiving Read More
The week after the Walt Disney Company’s Touchstone Pictures released The Insider , Disney chief executive Michael Eisner called 60 Minutes executive producer Don Hewitt to discuss the film that has embroiled both men’s organizations for the past few months, according to sources at CBS.
The discussion was brief, and neither man will talk about Read More
ABC has ordered the producers of its prime-time programs to trim their shows by at least 30 seconds per episode. The order will immediately create more advertising space and should give ABC’s corporate parent, the Walt Disney Company, an additional $50 million.
Walt Disney’s chief executive, Michael Eisner, has made it clear he wants to Read More
We know the date, the time and the place: Nov. 18, at 9 A.M., in a grungy room in California Superior Court in Los Angeles. What we haven’t known, up until now, is the choice of weapons.
Sources have said that in his $250 million breach-of-contract lawsuit against the Walt Disney Company, Jeffrey Katzenberg will Read More