Wednesday, September 18, 2019

MICHAEL EISNER: GETTING BACK INTO THE GAME?

May 3, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Former Walt Disney chairman and CEO Michael Eisner is planning a comeback and is currently looking to raise $800 million for a new production company, CNBC anchor/reporter David Faber said on the cable channel Wednesday, citing people who have been approached about investing. Eisner’s fund-raising effort is being led by JP Morgan, which is looking […]

FORMER ABC CHIEF DAN BURKE DEAD AT AGE 82

October 27, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Former Cap Cities/ABC President and CEO Dan Burke died Wednesday in Rye, NY at age 82. He, along with Chairman Tom Murphy, headed the company at the time it was acquired by the Walt Disney Company in 1986. His management style was to recruit talented executives and encourage independent enterprise and originality, a style that […]

NBC UNIVERSAL MAKES $1 BILLION THEME PARK DEAL

June 7, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Steve Burke, who as a young Disney exec once told CEO Michael Eisner, “My dream job would be to run a theme park” — and then went on to run Euro Disney (now Disneyland Paris) — has now, as CEO of NBC Universal, concluded a deal to buy Blackstone Group’s 50-percent stake in Universal Orlando […]

STEVE BURKE TO TAKE OVER AS HEAD OF NBC-UNIVERSAL

September 26, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Comcast and GE made it official today (Sunday): Once their merger is completed, Comcast COO Steve Burke will take over as CEO of NBC Universal. It had been widely assumed that Burke, who is generally regarded as the prime architect of the merger, would be named to the top post of the media conglomerate. The […]

EISNER SAYS HE’S NOT INTERESTED IN HEADING TRIBUNE

September 15, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Former Disney chief Michael Eisner has scoffed at reports that he is in line to take over the chairmanship of the Tribune Co. In an interview on KTRS in St. Louis on Tuesday, Eisner insisted that he hadn’t even “thought of running” Tribune, which owns 23 television stations and a slew of newspapers that include […]