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DISNEY HIRES HOLLYWOOD VETERAN HORN TO RUN STUDIO

June 1, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Former Warner Bros. and 20th Century Fox president Alan Horn has been named chairman of Walt Disney Studios, succeeding ousted boss Rich Ross. In a statement, Disney CEO Robert Iger said that Horn has “earned the respect of the industry for driving tremendous, sustained creative and financial success, and is also known and admired for […]

DISNEY REPORTS SOLID QUARTER — DESPITE JOHN CARTER

May 9, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

That $300-million John Carter bomb that brought down Rich Ross, the head of Walt Disney Studios, turned out not to be the disaster that many analysts had reckoned it would be. According to the Disney Co.’s quarterly report, the company wound up with a 21-percent increase in profit during the quarter to $1.14 billion, from […]

BARON-COHEN’S THE DICTATOR BLITZES THEATER OWNERS

April 24, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Sacha Baron-Cohen certainly knows how to promote his movies to maximum effect. His appearance in the garb of his title character in the upcoming The Dictator before the theater owners’ convention CinemaCon 2012 in Las Vegas Monday night managed to grab the attention of reporters in attendance, who seemed delighted to quote Cohen’s remarks extensively […]

JOHN CARTER BOMB CLAIMS DISNEY STUDIO CHIEF

April 20, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Disney Studios chief Rich Ross has been ousted following the failure of John Carter, regarded as the costliest flop in Hollywood history. The studio plans to take a $200-million write off on the picture. Although not referring directly to the damage that occurred on his watch, Ross did acknowledge in his letter of resignation, “I […]