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The Walt Disney Company Announces Strategic Reorganization

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The Walt Disney Company announced a strategic reorganization of its businesses into four segments: the newly-formed Direct-to-Consumer and International; the combined Parks, Experiences and Consumer Products; Media Networks; and Studio Entertainment. The reorganization is effective immediately. Kevin Mayer, who has served as Disney's Chief Strategy Officer since 2015, has been named Chairman of the new Direct-to-Consumer and International business segment. Bob Chapek, Chairman, Walt Disney Parks and Resorts, will assume additional responsibility for all of Disney's consumer products operations globally, including licensing and Disney stores, as Chairman of the new Parks, Experiences and Consumer Products business segment. The Disney Media Networks business segment is co-chaired by Ben Sherwood, President, Disney|ABC Television Group, and James Pitaro, who was recently named President of ESPN and previously served as Chairman, Disney Consumer Products and Interactive Media. The Media Networks segment will remain virtually the same. The Studio Entertainment business segment is led by Alan F. Horn, Chairman, The Walt Disney Studios, and remains virtually the same, with the exception of the management of program sales moving to the Direct-to-Consumer and International business segment.
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The Walt Disney Company Commits More Than $100 Million to Bring Comfort to Children and Their Families in Hospitals

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Mark A. Wallace, President and CEO of Texas Children’s Hospital (left) and Disney Chairman and CEO Robert A. Iger (right) were joined by Mickey Mouse and hospital patients at an event taking place this morning at Texas Children’s Hospital. Robert A. Iger, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, The Walt Disney Company, today announced an innovative … Continue reading "The Walt Disney Company Commits More Than $100 Million to Bring Comfort to Children and Their Families in Hospitals"
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THE WALT DISNEY COMPANY AND KTRK-TV HOUSTON COMMIT TO $1 MILLION FOR HURRICANE HARVEY RELIEF

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The Walt Disney Company and its owned ABC television station KTRK in Houston today jointly announced a $1 million cash commitment to the American Red Cross in support of recovery efforts for communities affected by Hurricane Harvey. In addition, on Thursday, August 31, Disney|ABC Television Group (DATG) will host a "Day of Giving" to benefit those impacted by the hurricane. Starting in the morning with ABC local affiliates and Good Morning America, and throughout the day on ABC, Freeform, Radio Disney and across all DATG social platforms, there will be a call-to-action to donate to the American Red Cross, with those dollars going to benefit those most impacted. Eligible Disney employee donations to the American Red Cross and other qualified organizations involved in the Hurricane Harvey relief effort will be matched dollar for dollar by Disney Employee Matching Gifts: A Program of The Walt Disney Company Foundation.
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D23 Expo: “Level Up! The Walt Disney Company’s Video Game Showcase”

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Expo time has arrived! That once-every-two-year weekend where D23 throws a huge celebration of all things Disney for just you and around 65,000 of your closest friends. I attended all Expo weekend and will be reporting back on the highlights. So Saturday was an exceptionally busy day as far as panels went, and made for … Continue reading "D23 Expo: “Level Up! The Walt Disney Company’s Video Game Showcase”"
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The Walt Disney Company Board of Directors Extends Robert A. Iger’s Contract as Chairman and CEO to July 2, 2019

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The Walt Disney Company Board of Directors announced last week that it has extended Robert A. Iger's contract as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer to July 2, 2019. Since Iger, 66, became CEO, The Walt Disney Company has been recognized as one of the "Most Reputable Companies" in both America and the world by Forbes magazine (2006-2017); one of "America's Most Admired Companies" by Fortune magazine (2009-2017); one of the "World's Most Respected Companies" by Barron's (2009-2016); one of the "Best Places to Launch a Career" by BusinessWeek magazine (2006-2010); and as "Company of the Year" by Yahoo Finance (2013).
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Jack Lindquist: A rich legacy and a fun-filled career with the Walt Disney Company

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Jack Lindquist and Mickey Mouse appear at a function held at Chapman University in Orange, Calif., where Jack was a trustee. [Courtesy of Chapman University] CHUCK SCHMIDT / Still Goofy About Disney AllEars.Net Guest Blogger In May of 2011, at Walt Disney World’s 40th anniversary celebration, Jack Lindquist had this to say about fellow Disney … Continue reading "Jack Lindquist: A rich legacy and a fun-filled career with the Walt Disney Company"
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Adam Sanderson Named Senior Vice President, Corporate Communications of The Walt Disney Company

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BURBANK, Calif., January 7, 2014-Adam Sanderson has been named senior vice president, corporate communications of The Walt Disney Company, it was announced today by Zenia Mucha, executive vice president and chief communications officer of The Walt Disney Company. In his new role, Mr. Sanderson will oversee D23: The Official Disney Fan Club, Disney Corporate Creative … Continue reading "Adam Sanderson Named Senior Vice President, Corporate Communications of The Walt Disney Company"
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The Walt Disney Company Commits $2 Million for Hurricane Sandy Relief

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BURBANK, Calif., November 1, 2012 – The Walt Disney Company announced today a $2 million cash commitment to the relief and rebuilding efforts for those severely impacted by Hurricane Sandy. One million dollars will be donated to the American Red Cross for immediate, critical assistance, and another $1 million will be designated for organizations working … Continue reading "The Walt Disney Company Commits $2 Million for Hurricane Sandy Relief"
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The Walt Disney Company Sets New Standards for Food Advertising to Kids

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BURBANK, Calif., June 5, 2012 – Building on its landmark nutrition guidelines established in 2006, The Walt Disney Company (NYSE: DIS) today became the first major media company to introduce new standards for food advertising on programming targeting kids and families. This significant undertaking marks the latest step in Disney’s partnership with parents to inspire … Continue reading "The Walt Disney Company Sets New Standards for Food Advertising to Kids"
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