Bob Iger

CEO of Warner Bros. parent cut ‘Batgirl’ because he ‘didn’t believe in it’

“We’re not going to launch a movie to make a quarter and we’re not going to put a movie out unless we believe in it,” CEO David Zaslav said on his decision to shelve “Batgirl.”

Sun Valley Scene: David Zaslav, Sheryl Sandberg, Bob Chapek, Ted Sarandos Make the Rounds

SUN VALLEY, Idaho — The moguls have arrived. On Tuesday, dozens of titans of the business, media and tech worlds came out to play at the Sun Valley…

‘Stranger Things’ Creators Duffer Brothers Launch Online Class on Creating a TV Show

The Duffer Brothers are going to take aspiring TV creators behind the scenes in the Upside Down. Matt and Ross Duffer, who are the creators, writers and executive…

Embattled Disney CEO Bob Chapek Gets Contract Extension

Embattled Walt Disney Company chief Bob Chapek got a critical endorsement after the entertainment giant’s board of directors voted unanimously on Tuesday to extend his contract for an…

Bob Iger to Publish New Nonfiction Book via Random House

Bob Iger is set to pen his second nonfiction work. Random House has acquired the rights to an upcoming book from the former Walt Disney Company CEO, the…

Chernin Group Leads Deal for 25% Stake in Funko for $263 Million, Investors Include Bob Iger

The Chernin Group, Peter Chernin’s investment firm, announced that it is buying 25% of Funko, the pop-culture collectibles company, leading a group of investors that includes former Disney…

Studios Vowed to ‘Rethink’ Filming in Georgia if Abortion Ban Was Upheld. Now What?

The major entertainment studios spoke out against Georgia’s “heartbeat” abortion bill in 2019, saying they would “rethink” their production plans in the state if the law ever went…

Media Mogul Paydays: How the Biggest CEOs in Hollywood Made Bank in 2021

It was a year of plague, mergers and mega-paydays for the moguls who run some of the largest media companies in the world. In 2020, there were CEOs…

How AT&T Could Find Itself a Winner in the Streaming Wars (Column)

After a topsy-turvy week, the thought occurred to me during AT&T’s investor call on Thursday: What if John Stankey wound up on the winning side of the streaming…