Tuesday, July 23, 2019

DISNEY PROFITS DIP — BUT NOT AS BADLY AS EXPECTED

February 6, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

The Walt Disney Co. on Tuesday reported a 6-percent dip in profits to $1.38 billion for its first quarter, down from $1.46 billion during the year-ago period. Analysts had predicted a somewhat steeper decline. Disney blamed it principally on lower revenue from home-video titles and on $321 million in charges related to a lawsuit brought […]

“MILLIONAIRE” PRODUCERS MAY SUE THEIR AGENT

July 12, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Seeming to take the advice of its courtroom foes, London-based Celador Entertainment is planning to sue the William Morris Agency (now the WME Agency) for what Britain’s Guardian newspaper described today (Monday) as “acting improperly in negotiating a deal” with Disney’s ABC for the hit game show Who Wants to Be a Millionaire. During the […]

WHO WANTS TO BE A $269-MILLION MILLIONAIRE?

July 8, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Disney said today (Thursday) that it will appeal a ruling by a federal jury on Wednesday that it must pay the British creators of Who Wants to Be a Millionaire $269 million in damages. The program had aired on Disney-owned ABC. The British producers, Celador, had accused Disney of cheating them out of revenue that […]