Diederich, Disney studio 20th Television exec of VP production, announces departure

The following excerpt was sent out from The Hollywood Reporter: Nissa Diederich, executive vp production at 20th Television, is stepping down from her post. Diederich will leave 20th after more than two decades at the Fox-turned-Disney studio. She has been in her current job for two-plus years after taking over for Jim Sharp in 2021. Prior […]

ABC News gets hit by Disney layoffs

Disney CEO Bob Iger had announced a chunk of layoffs beginning this week. The second round is expected in April, followed by another round before summer begins. The 50 cuts at the ABC are to be spread across the layoff rounds. The Hollywood Reporter shared a memo by ABC News president Kim Godwin, which reads as […]

Insider is looking for amusement park writers

I am looking for fans/frequent visitors of the Disney parks to expand my team’s coverage. Fill out this form if that sounds like you (especially if you’re a travel planner, Disney annual passholder, former cast member, etc.). ABOUT THE COMPANY Insider Inc. is a global news and lifestyle publication that aims to inform and inspire […]

Murdoch partners with ex-Disney executive on new Indian venture

Six months after leaving News Corp, James Murdoch is teaming up with ex-Disney Asia Pacific chief Uday Shankar to launch a new media and tech venture in India. The new venture is yet to be named and is backed by Murdoch’s Lupa Systems. As per him, the venture will “tap into an explosion in connectivity […]

Bob Iger named Times businessperson of the year

Times has named Disney’s Bob Iger businessperson of the year. The achievement comes following the successful launch of Disney+ alongside a record $10 billion in global box office sales, reports CNBC. “Iger’s tenure as the leader of the world’s most lucrative dream factory has been one long CEO highlight reel,” Belinda Luscombe wrote in her […]

Disney misses profit and sales targets

Disney missed profit and sales expectations for the first full quarter since closing a $71.3 billion deal to acquire Rupert Murdoch’s Fox entertainment assets. As part of the deal, Disney took over a portfolio that included 20th Century Fox studios, the FX and National Geographic cable networks and 30 percent of Hulu, the online video […]