Peter Bart

Suiting Up


Whenever there’s a coup d’etat, whether political or corporate, a profusion of theories are brought forth to explain what really happened and why, and that has certainly been the case at Disney…

Building Bridges


What makes Arnon run? That question is being asked by a growing number of major players in the entertainment business around the world as they observe the ever-expanding arc of Arnon Milchan’s…

Of Laurels And Lepers


It was impossible to sit through last week’s AFI Steven Spielberg tribute – yes, yet another award to Spielberg – without sensing the perversity of the whole awards ritual. Here were a thousand or so…

The Roth Regimen


Six months ago a curious thing happened to Joe Roth. He received two invitations essentially to the same party. The question: Would he consider taking over the production reins at the Disney studio…

Squirmy Over Sex


The easiest way to get a standing ovation these days is to denounce violence in movies and TV (even President Clinton can get applause this way), but try shifting the subject to sex and audiences get…

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