It's midafternoon at DIC Entertainment's Burbank headquarters, and company chairman-CEO Andy Heyward is having a typical day. He's frantically eating a sandwich (a late lunch) along with some nuts…
DANCE REVOLUTION Tweens and teens show their moves in a dance competition. The show is inspired by the videogame franchise, Dance Dance Revolution. The show features kid-friendly celebrity judges as…
High-profile foundations get easy press when they launch, but the ones that don't fade once the media spotlight fades are the ones that are well managed. However, there are services for would-be…
Celebrity charity has always been in vogue, but now revving in the highest gear it's ever been in, it seems you can't turn on the TV without hearing about Bill Gates' decision to focus his full…
Rupert Murdoch didn't become a media mogul by being a passive leader. But the truth is, according to insiders, Murdoch knows when to let his lieutenants do their job.
Walt Disney shook up the entertainment world with his landmark animated features. But in pursuit of his dream for Disneyland, Walt rocked the business world with his creative thinking. Terms like…
Disneyland was more than just a new idea for an amusement park. It was a unique project that required a one-of-a-kind business plan. Walt Disney was so serious about his idea for Disneyland that he…
The birth of Disneyland provides not only insight into the thinking of Walt Disney, but also the starting point of a tradition that has lived on for 50 years.
Planning at Disneyland is tied directly to Mouse House movies, a 50-year-old practice. "It's simply part of our tradition and really won't stop," says Jay Rasulo, head of Disney parks and resorts.
When it comes to making hit movies, New Line Cinema co-CEOs Michael Lynne and Robert Shaye are not new kids on the block. And the success of "The Lord of the Rings" trilogy has cemented their status…
With average video-game development costs quickly approaching the realm of small film budgets, game publishers are starting to feel a lot of the same pressures their Hollywood counterparts feel.