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Original 'Star Wars' trio spotted in London as 'Episode VII' filming is about to start

Original 'Star Wars' trio spotted in London as 'Episode VII' filming is about to start

LONDON, April 28 (UPI) -- Carrie Fisher, Harrison Ford and Mark Hamill were in London over the weekend, just ahead of the May start date for filming on "Star Wars: Episode VII."
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'Star Wars: Episode VII' to take place 30 years after 'Return of the Jedi'

'Star Wars: Episode VII' to take place 30 years after 'Return of the Jedi'

March 18 (UPI) -- Disney and Lucasfilm have released the first official plot details of J.J. Abrams' upcoming "Star Wars" film.
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'Frozen' may be headed to the stage, report says

'Frozen' may be headed to the stage, report says

NEW YORK, Jan. 13 (UPI) -- Disney says it is working on a stage adaptation of its animated musical blockbuster "Frozen," Hollywood's Deadline.com reported.
Frozen headed to Broadway

Frozen headed to Broadway

Jan. 13 (UPI) -- Disney is very pleased with the success of "Frozen," and it's planning on doubling-down by bringing the smash hit to Broadway.
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Spielberg and Katzenberg donate $10M each to Academy Museum fund

Spielberg and Katzenberg donate $10M each to Academy Museum fund

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., Nov. 20 (UPI) -- Jeffrey Katzenberg and Steven Spielberg have each donated $10 million to the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures in Los Angeles.
Obama says healthcare reform will boost exports

Obama says healthcare reform will boost exports

WASHINGTON, Sept. 19 (UPI) -- U.S. President Obama, speaking on trade policy Thursday at a meeting with his Export Council, says healthcare reform will boost exports.
Brett Ratner donates $1 million to Academy Museum fund

Brett Ratner donates $1 million to Academy Museum fund

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., May 29 (UPI) -- Hollywood's Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences says director Brett Ratner has donated $1 million for its Academy Museum of Motion Pictures fund.
David Geffen Foundation donates $25M to Academy Museum

David Geffen Foundation donates $25M to Academy Museum

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., April 17 (UPI) -- The David Geffen Foundation has donated $25 million to the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures in Beverly Hills, Calif., it was announced.
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Disney confirms additional stand-alone 'Star Wars' films

Disney confirms additional stand-alone 'Star Wars' films

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 5 (UPI) -- Stand-alone films featuring iconic "Star Wars" characters are being developed in addition to three planned sequels, Hollywood's Disney studio said Tuesday.
Disney completes Lucasfilm purchase

Disney completes Lucasfilm purchase

HOLLYWOOD, Dec. 22 (UPI) -- The Walt Disney Co.'s purchase of Lucasfilm was officially completed with a cash payment of $2.21 billion and about 37.1 million Disney shares, officials said.
Disney announces deal to acquire Lucasfilm

Disney announces deal to acquire Lucasfilm

BURBANK, Calif., Oct. 30 (UPI) -- Walt Disney Co. has agreed to acquire Lucasfilm and the U.S. entertainment giant said it will release a new live-action "Star Wars" movie.
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Whedon on board for 'Avengers' sequel

Whedon on board for 'Avengers' sequel

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 7 (UPI) -- Joss Whedon will write and direct the sequel to his Hollywood blockbuster "The Avengers," Variety reported Tuesday.

Disney paid Iger $31.4 million in 2011

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 21 (UPI) -- U.S. entertainment giant Walt Disney Co. said top executives received substantial raises in 2011.
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Bob Iger, COO of Walt Disney Co. introduces delegates from China during the rededication of the China Attraction, featuring the updated film, "Reflections of China" on Oct. 9, 2003, in Orlando, Florida. (UPI MARINO / CANTRELL)
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Robert A. "Bob" Iger (born February 10, 1951) is the president and chief executive officer of The Walt Disney Company. He was named president of Disney in 2000, and later succeeded Michael Eisner as chief executive in 2005, after a successful effort by Roy E. Disney to shake-up the management of the company. Iger oversaw the acquisition of Pixar in 2006, following a period of strained relations with the animation studio. He also led the company to acquire Marvel Entertainment, further broadening the Disney company's character franchises, in 2009.

His mother worked at Boardman Junior High School in Oceanside, New York and his father was executive vice president and general manager of the Greenvale Marketing Corporation, and a professor of advertising and public relations.

Iger completed his undergraduate studies at Ithaca College where he graduated magna cum laude with a Bachelor of Science degree in Television & Radio from Ithaca's Roy H. Park School of Communications. He then began his career as a weatherman for a local television station. He joined the American Broadcasting Company in 1973 and gradually rose through its ranks. Iger was instrumental in convincing ABC to pick up David Lynch's offbeat but influential Twin Peaks. He served as president of the ABC Network Television Group from 1993 to 1994, and then was named president and chief operating officer of ABC's corporate parent, Capital Cities/ABC. In 1996, The Walt Disney Company bought Capital Cities/ABC and renamed it ABC, Inc., where Iger remained president until 1999.

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