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'Lion King' spinoff series in the works at Disney Junior

'Lion King' spinoff series in the works at Disney Junior

LOS ANGELES, June 10 (UPI) --"The Lion King" spinoff series "The Lion Guard" is in the works at Disney Junior, and will follow Kion, son of the movie's Simba and Nala.
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President Obama wants to host SportsCenter when he 'retires'

President Obama wants to host SportsCenter when he 'retires'

Dec. 5 (UPI) -- President Obama tells Disney CEO he wants to host ESPN's SportsCenter when he retires from the White House.
Evan Bleier

Hollywood star line up to donate to Chicago Mayor Emanuel campaign

CHICAGO, April 20 (UPI) -- Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel's political fund has attracted hundreds of thousands of dollars, with Hollywood accounting for much of the donations, records show.

Iger got 20 percent pay raise in 2012

HOLLYWOOD, Jan. 19 (UPI) -- The head of The Walt Disney Co. received a 20 percent raise from 2011 to 2012, collecting $40.23 million in compensation last year, the company said.
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Rich Ross steps down as Disney chief

Rich Ross steps down as Disney chief

LOS ANGELES, April 20 (UPI) -- Rich Ross has announced he quit his post as chairman of Hollywood's Walt Disney Studios after less than three years.
Disney's Iger to have CEO, chairman titles

Disney's Iger to have CEO, chairman titles

BURBANK, Calif., Oct. 7 (UPI) -- Walt Disney Co. Chief Executive Officer Robert Iger will add chairman of the board to his responsibilities, the Burbank, Calif., company said.

Disney names new consumer products head

BURBANK, Calif., Sept. 10 (UPI) -- Walt Disney Co. said Robert Chapek, president of distribution, would replace Andrew Mooney at the head of the consumer products unit.

Ground broken for Disney park in Shanghai

SHANGHAI, April 8 (UPI) -- Chinese officials welcomed one of the enduring symbols of Americana, Walt Disney Co., in a groundbreaking ceremony for a $3.7 billion theme park in Shanghai.

Media groups marketing to children online

LOS ANGELES, June 8 (UPI) -- Top U.S. media groups are stepping up their efforts to market directly to children through interactive Internet environments, industry officials say.

Network heads accused of extending strike

WASHINGTON, Feb. 2 (UPI) -- The chiefs of two top U.S. entertainment studios have been accused by California congressional Democrats of extending the writers' strike, sources say.

Fans support WGA strike with pencil stunt

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 12 (UPI) -- Fans and writers, looking for an end to the Writers Guild of America strike, sent more than 500,000 pencils to Hollywood's TV networks and movie studios.

Hollywood writers on strike

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 5 (UPI) -- Hollywood writers went on strike Monday against producers, networks and studios, despite last-minute talks aimed at averting a walkout.

Writers, producers in last-minute talks

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 4 (UPI) -- Hollywood writers were in last-minute talks with producers, networks and studios Sunday, aimed at averting a strike, Daily Variety reported.

Disney fires back at Baby Einstein report

BURBANK, Calif., Aug. 14 (UPI) -- Walt Disney Company is demanding the University of Washington take back what it called an “inflammatory” report about its Baby Einstein products.
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Robert Iger
The Walt Disney Co. incoming Chief Executive Officer Robert Iger, pictured in Hollywood during a ceremony July 2005, is set to replace outgoing CEO Michael Eisner. While Sept. 30 marks the end of the 21-year tenure of Eisner as Disney chief, his successor is wasting no time planning for the future. (UPI Photo/Jim Ruymen/file).....
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Robert "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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