Exec trivia: Mechanic taught film history at USC Film School in 1977-78. The basics: Started at Disney in 1984 in the home-video unit when the Eisner regime began. He became international…
It's been 11 years since the Walt Disney Co. acquired upstart indie shingle Miramax Films. That marriage -- once billed as a culture clash -- has far exceeded expectations.
Exec trivia: Iger launched his career as an ABC studio supervisor. The basics: Iger has risen to Disney’s No. 2 spot, and is considered Eisner’s eventual successor. He engineered that rise through…
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Exec trivia: The Weinstein brothers have guided Miramax films to 214 Academy Award nominations. The basics: Bob Weinstein handles expenditures and revenues for Miramax. His management of Miramax’s…
With "Pirates of the Caribbean" and "Finding Nemo" both making a splash at the box office this summer, Walt Disney Studios is looking at one of its most profitable years in history.
Even those who know nothing about animators have likely heard of Walt Disney's "Nine Old Men," the legendary group of artists who pioneered the art of character animation in the 1930s and kept it…
Exec trivia: Eisner was a “Tonight Show” usher at NBC. The basics: After gigs as a senior VP at ABC and president of Paramount, Eisner took over as Disney’s top man in 1984, charged with revitalizing…
In the decade since Disney debuted its first movie sequel on video in 1994, "Aladdin" followup "The Return of Jafar," Buena Vista Home Entertainment has generated more than $2 billion from video and…
Paramount Pictures has decided to investigate "The Sleeping Detective," buying a pitch for mid-six figures from writer-director Wayne Kramer for Leonard Goldberg to produce.
Anne Bancroft has signed on to star in "Spanglish" for Columbia Pictures and helmer-producer James L. Brooks.
Focus Features will handle foreign sales for Zhang Yimou's latest martial arts actioner, "House of Flying Daggers."