1. Apple's Steve Jobs Dead At 56

    October 05, 2011 7:59 PM EDT 0 0 0 Steve Jobs, the Apple co-founder who used digital technology to resurrect animated feature films, reshape the music industry and shake up film and television distribution models, died Wednesday. He was 56. Jobs, a computer genius who, with fellow co ...

  2. Steve Jobs Dies At 56

    October 05, 2011 7:45 PM EDT Steve Jobs, the Apple co-founder who used digital technology to resurrect animated feature films, reshape the music industry and shake up film and television distribution models, died Wednesday. He was 56. Jobs, a computer genius who, with fellow ...

  3. Billboard Q&A: Former Disney Chief Michael Eisner

    September 22, 2010 12:00 AM EDT During Michael Eisner's 21 years as CEO of the Walt Disney Co., he transformed it from a rudderless operator of theme parks and a family-friendly film studio into a diversified media conglomerate. Since stepping down as Disney's chief ex ...

  4. The All-For-Nots

    July 18, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 The All-for-Nots seem like your average indie-rock band: They tour the East Coast in an old van, equipped with a clueless but optimistic manager, all the while engaging in a slew of conflicts both int The All-for-Nots seem like your average indie-ro ...

  5. Eisner Talks Strike, Digital Revs At Media And Money Conference

    November 07, 2007 12:00 AM EST Michael Eisner dismissed the Hollywood writers strike as "insanity" and "too stupid," warning writers that they were sacrificing real income in a bid for revenue that studios do not yet have. Speaking Wednesday at the Dow Jones ...

  6. Shareholders Appeal Judgment In Ovitz Case

    November 01, 2005 12:00 AM EST The judge's decision to fully exonerate former Walt Disney Co. CEO Michael Eisner and fellow directors over Michael Ovitz's $140 million severance was so replete with errors and oversights that it sho LOS ANGELES (The Hollywood Reporter) ...

  7. Eisner Surrenders Disney Board Seat

    October 11, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Michael Eisner quit the board of directors at the Walt Disney Co. several months earlier than expected, the company said in a regulatory filing Oct. 6, severing his ties to the company he led for more LOS ANGELES (The Hollywood Reporter) -- Michae ...

  8. Judge Clears Disney Board, Scolds 'Monarch' Eisner

    August 16, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Walt Disney CEO Michael Eisner and a group of board members were cleared of any wrongdoing Aug. 9 in a long-running lawsuit over the hiring and rapid termination former president Michael Ovitz that co LOS ANGELES (The Hollywood Reporter) -- Walt D ...

  9. Dissidents Drop Lawsuit Against Disney

    July 12, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Participants in the more than two-year battle that has defined the Walt Disney Co.'s association with Roy E. Disney and Stanley Gold have called a truce, ending legal action that might have had the ex (The Hollywood Reporter) -- Participants ...

  10. Iger To Succeed Eisner As Disney CEO

    March 15, 2005 12:00 AM EST Robert Iger was officially anointed as CEO of the Walt Disney Co. on March 13, ending months of speculation about who would follow the 20-year reign of Michael Eisner at the helm of the media giant. NEW YORK (The Hollywood Reporter) -- Robert Iger ...

  11. Iger Succeeds Eisner As Disney CEO

    March 14, 2005 12:00 AM EST Walt Disney Co. yesterday (March 13) named current company president Robert Iger to succeed chief executive Michael Eisner, who will step down a year before he planned. Walt Disney Co. yesterday (March 13) named current company president Robert Ig ...

  12. Eisner Gets Disney Shareholder Support

    February 15, 2005 12:00 AM EST Walt Disney Co.'s board of directors, including chief executive Michael Eisner, were easily re-elected at an upbeat annual meeting on Feb. 11, a sharp turn from last year's widespread shareholder prot MINNEAPOLIS (Reuters) -- Walt Disney ...

  13. Disney Officially Splits Chairman, CEO Jobs

    January 11, 2005 12:00 AM EST If the Walt Disney Co. ever decides that the same person will serve as CEO and chairman of its board of directors, as Michael Eisner did for so many years, it will have to jump through some self-direc (The Hollywood Reporter) -- If the Walt Disney ...

  14. Eisner Testifies At Disney Trial

    November 23, 2004 12:00 AM EST Walt Disney Co. CEO Michael Eisner tried to turn back years of criticism Nov. 15 by insisting that he was neither rash nor selfish in hiring friend Michael Ovitz as president of the company in October (The Hollywood Reporter) -- Walt Disney Co. CE ...

  15. Testimony Continues in Disney Shareholders' Suit

    November 09, 2004 12:00 AM EST The trial continues in the suit brought seven years ago by shareholders against the Walt Disney Co. over the hiring of former president Michael Ovitz. (The Hollywood Reporter) -- The trial continues in the suit brought seven years ago by sharehold ...

  16. Disney Trial Challenging Ovitz Payout Begins

    October 26, 2004 12:00 AM EDT In almost every conceivable way, the Walt Disney Co.'s board of directors failed to exercise any responsibility over the hiring and firing of former president Michael Ovitz, leaving the company liable (The Hollywood Reporter) -- In almost eve ...

  17. Iger Is Disney Board's Man

    September 22, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Although he may face strong competition from rivals outside the company, Walt Disney Co. president/COO Robert Iger was assured by Disney's board of directors yesterday (Sept. 21) that he is the only i Although he may face strong competition f ...

  18. Disney Confirms Eisner To Leave In 2006

    September 10, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Michael Eisner, who led the Walt Disney Co. to huge success in the 1980s but more recently clashed with dissident stockholders including the founder's family, will leave the company in 2006 when his c Michael Eisner, who led the Walt Disney C ...

  19. Disney Splits Chief Roles; Eisner Stays As CEO

    March 03, 2004 12:00 AM EST The Walt Disney Co.'s board voted late today (March 3) to split the roles of chairman and chief executive, hours after shareholders delivered a stinging rebuke by withholding 43% of their votes for CE The Walt Disney Co.'s board voted la ...

  20. Disney Shareholders Withhold Eisner Support

    March 03, 2004 12:00 AM EST Michael Eisner faced a rebuke of his leadership of the Walt Disney Co. today (March 3), as 43% of shareholders withheld their support for him in a vote at the company's annual shareholder meeting. Michael Eisner faced a rebuke of his leadersh ...

  21. Source: Comcast Won't Meet Disney Price

    February 17, 2004 12:00 AM EST Cable provider Comcast Corp. is not interested in raising its bid for Walt Disney Co. to match the current stock price of the media conglomerate, a source close to the company said today (Feb. 17). Cable provider Comcast Corp. is not interested in ...

  22. Disney Shareholders Focus On Comcast Bid

    February 12, 2004 12:00 AM EST Top Walt Disney Co. executives focused on the company's financial outlook in a presentation today to analysts and investors eager to grill chief executive Michael Eisner later in the day about Comcast Top Walt Disney Co. executives focused on ...