Less than two months after a California judge eviscerated the unprecedented $179 million award that Bones executive producers and stars won in their long-running profits participation legal clash with 21st Century Fox, Barry Josephson today added fraud to his claims against the now Disney-owned entity.
In four interviews conducted in May and June, John Landgraf spoke at length with Variety about his tenure at FX and the company’s future in the Disney universe. At the core of those conversations is Landgraf’s creative philosophy, which emphasizes serving the writer’s vision without necessarily being deferential.
A Los Angeles Superior Court judge rejects Netflix’s view that Fox’s employment contracts are tainted with illegality.
Walt Disney Co-Chief Executive Bob Iger says it would be “very difficult” for the media company to keep filming in Georgia if a new abortion law takes effect because many people will not want to work in the state. Disney has filmed blockbuster movies in Georgia such as Black Panther and Avengers: Endgame, and it would be a blow to the state’s efforts to create production jobs if the entertainment giant stopped filming there.
Just under two months after the Walt Disney Co. officially took control of the majority of Fox’s film and TV assets in a seismic $71.3 billion deal, another round of layoffs are slicing through Burbank and on Pico Boulevard.
ABC Entertainment, ABC News, ESPN, Freeform, FX Networks and National Geographic come together to illustrate the exhausting smorgasbord of Walt Disney Television.
Disney and Comcast announced today that Disney will assume full operational control of Hulu, effective immediately. In return, Disney and Comcast entered into a “put/call” agree regarding NBCUniversal’s 33% ownership interest in Hulu. The deal puts a minimum future valuation on Hulu of $27.5 billion.
The Walt Disney Co. reported financial results on Wednesday for the company’s last quarter as a singular studio entity. The second-quarter earnings report, which comes on the heels of Disney’s acquisition of Fox’s film and TV entertainment assets, was above Wall Street expectations.
Byron Allen becomes an equity and content partner in the new RSN holding company, Diamond Sports Group. The RSNs includes exclusive local rights to 42 professional teams consisting of 14 Major League Baseball teams, 16 National Basketball Association teams, and 12 National Hockey League teams.