Marvel’s Scarlet Witch Series Taps ‘Captain Marvel’s Jac Schaeffer As Writer

Disney+’s The Vision and Scarlet Witch has found a writer and showrunner. Jac Schaeffer, a writer on the upcoming Captain Marvel feature, will pen the pilot and executive produce, Deadline has confirmed. The Vision and Scarlet Witch is among the first series that Marvel Studios will be making for Disney’s streaming service, Disney+ that is expected to launch in late […]

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Skydance’s Hire Of John Lasseter Is “Condoning Abuse,” Says Time’s Up

Skydance CEO David Ellison had to know there would be critics of his hiring of John Lasseter to run the company’s animation division but he might not have expected it to be so denounced as what Time’s Up said today. “Hiring decisions have consequence,” the organization asserted in a statement Wednesday after the ex-Pixar chief and much accused Lasseter’s new […]

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Why the 29-year-old who won over $233,000 on 'Deal or No Deal' is only keeping half

The pressure was rising, the chances of winning six figures were getting more remote, and Jade Thomas, a 29-year-old former U.S. marine, was starting to feel worried under the bright lights of the “Deal or No Deal” stage. Then host and executive producer Howie Mandel invited Thomas’s mother to join her. “When Howie brought my mom on stage, I felt […]

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Disney Warns Verizon FiOS Customers About Potential Blackout

‘Tis the season for cable carriage fights, with December 31 a common expiration date for major deals, and the latest battle is brewing between Disney and Verizon FiOS. The media company has started airing ads aimed at the 4.5 million subscribers to FiOS. The spots carry the message “don’t lose your shows.” They say that ESPN, Freeform, the Disney Channel […]

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Better Buy: Disney vs. Time Warner

There was a battle at the box office over the weekend between Disney (NYSE: DIS) and AT&T's (NYSE: T) recently acquired Time Warner. Mary Poppins Returns squared off against Aquaman for their debut weekends at the corner multiplex. The water-ruling superhero beat the whimsical umbrella-floating nanny. It wasn't even close. Aquaman rang up $67.4 million in domestic ticket sales over […]

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Online petition saying Disney has exploited Africa gains steam, topping 138,000 signatures

An online petition to The Walt Disney Company has gained more than 138,000 signatures in support of a call for the company to end its trademark of the term “Hakuna Matata.” The Swahili phrase is commonplace in several African nations, and many of the petition’s supporters have accused Disney of exploiting African culture. The Disney trademark only applies to T-shirts […]

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Disney, Fox sued in U.S. for $1 billion over Malaysia theme park

(Reuters) – Walt Disney Co (DIS.N) and Twenty-First Century Fox Inc (FOXA.O) were sued for more than $1 billion on Monday by casino operator Genting Malaysia Bhd (GENM.KL), which accused them of abandoning a contract related to its planned construction of the first Fox-branded theme park. Genting said “seller’s remorse” induced Fox, with Disney’s help, to breach its 2013 contract […]

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