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Disneyland Resort Closes Deal With Largest Labor Unions
Friday, 27 Jul 2018 

July 27 (Reuters) - Disneyland Resort::DISNEYLAND RESORT CLOSES DEAL WITH LARGEST LABOR UNIONS FOR ONE OF THE HIGHEST MINIMUM WAGES IN THE COUNTRY.DISNEYLAND RESORT- TO PAY $15 PER HOUR BY JANUARY 2019.  Full Article

TCI Votes In Favor Of Disney's Offer For Fox Assets - Bloomberg
Wednesday, 25 Jul 2018 

July 25 (Reuters) - :TCI FUND MANAGEMENT, 21ST CENTURY FOX INC'S SECOND-LARGEST SHAREHOLDER, VOTES IN FAVOR OF DISNEY'S OFFER FOR FOX ASSETS - BLOOMBERG, CITING SOURCES.  Full Article

Disney set to win antitrust approval for Fox today - Bloomberg
Wednesday, 27 Jun 2018 

June 27 (Reuters) - :DISNEY IS SET TO WIN ANTITRUST APPROVAL TODAY - BLOOMBERG.  Full Article

Disney says willing to divest Fox assets that generated up to $1 bln in EBITDA to get regulatory nod for deal
Thursday, 21 Jun 2018 

June 21 (Reuters) - Walt Disney Co DIS.N::WALT DISNEY CO - ON JUNE 20, CO AND TWENTY-FIRST CENTURY FOX, ENTERED INTO AN AMENDED AND RESTATED AGREEMENT AND PLAN OF MERGER - SEC FILING.WALT DISNEY - IF GOVERNMENT CONSENT NEEDED, CO TO DIVEST BOUGHT ASSETS, BESIDES 21CF’S REGIONAL SPORTS NETWORKS, THAT GENERATED NO MORE THAN $1 BILLION OF 21CF EBITDA.WALT DISNEY - AMENDED & RESTATED MERGER DEAL ELIMINATES CONDITION CONTAINED IN ORIGINAL DEAL THAT PARTIES RECEIVE TAX RULING FROM AUSTRALIAN TAXATION OFFICE.WALT DISNEY - ALSO REMAINS COMMITTED, IF AND TO EXTENT NECESSARY TO OBTAIN REQUIRED GOVERNMENTAL CONSENTS, TO DIVEST 21CF'S REGIONAL SPORTS NETWORKS.WALT DISNEY - AMENDED & RESTATED MERGER DEAL PROVIDES EACH SHARE OF DISNEY COMMON STOCK WILL BE CONVERTED INTO ONE SHARE OF NEW DISNEY COMMON STOCK.WALT DISNEY-AMENDMENT THAT CO COULD DIVEST BOUGHT ASSETS GENERATING NO MORE THAN $1 BILLION OF 21CF EBITDA, IS UP $500 MILLION OF 21CF EBITDA FROM ORIGINAL DEAL.  Full Article

Walt Disney And Pixar Name Chief Creative Officers
Tuesday, 19 Jun 2018 

June 19 (Reuters) - Walt Disney Co ::WALT DISNEY AND PIXAR ANIMATION STUDIOS NAME CHIEF CREATIVE OFFICERS.WALT DISNEY SAYS PETE DOCTER HAS BEEN NAMED CHIEF CREATIVE OFFICER, PIXAR ANIMATION STUDIOS.WALT DISNEY CO - JENNIFER LEE HAS BEEN NAMED CHIEF CREATIVE OFFICER, WALT DISNEY ANIMATION STUDIOS.  Full Article

Walt Disney Expected To Add Cash To Current Bid For Twenty-First Century Fox's Assets - CNBC, Citing Sources
Monday, 18 Jun 2018 

June 18 (Reuters) - :WALT DISNEY EXPECTED TO ADD CASH TO CURRENT BID FOR TWENTY-FIRST CENTURY FOX'S ASSETS - CNBC, CITING SOURCES.  Full Article

John Lasseter, Co-Founder Of Pixar, To Leave Disney - NYT
Friday, 8 Jun 2018 

June 8 (Reuters) - :JOHN LASSETER, CO-FOUNDER OF PIXAR, TO LEAVE DISNEY - NYT.  Full Article

Lachlan Murdoch Named CEO Of Proposed New Fox
Wednesday, 16 May 2018 

May 16 (Reuters) - Twenty-First Century Fox Inc ::SENIOR LEADERSHIP NAMED FOR THE PROPOSED NEW FOX.TWENTY-FIRST CENTURY FOX INC - EXECUTIVE CHAIRMAN LACHLAN MURDOCH WILL SERVE AS CHAIRMAN AND CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER OF PROPOSED NEW "FOX".TWENTY-FIRST CENTURY FOX INC - RUPERT MURDOCH TO ASSUME ROLE OF CO-CHAIRMAN FOR PROPOSED NEW FOX.TWENTY-FIRST CENTURY FOX INC - JOHN NALLEN, 21CF'S CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER, WILL TAKE A BROADER ROLE AS NEW FOX'S CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER.TWENTY-FIRST CENTURY FOX INC - RUPERT MURDOCH WILL SERVE AS CO-CHAIRMAN OF NEW FOX, ALONGSIDE LACHLAN MURDOCH.  Full Article

Disney Considers Letting Pixar Co-Founder Lasseter Return - WSJ
Wednesday, 16 May 2018 

May 16 (Reuters) - :DISNEY CONSIDERS LETTING PIXAR CO-FOUNDER JOHN LASSETER RETURN - WSJ, CITING A SOURCE.DISNEY DISCUSSED BRINGING JOHN LASSETER BACK TO CO IN NEW ROLE THAT WOULD REDUCE HIS MANAGERIAL POWER BUT ALLOW HIM TO RETAIN CREATIVE INFLUENCE- WSJ.  Full Article

Fox Says Expect To Receive UK Regulatory Approval On Sky Deal In A Month Or Two
Wednesday, 9 May 2018 

May 9 (Reuters) - Walt Disney Co ::FOX - EXPECTS TO BE IN THE POSITION TO REQUEST SHAREHOLDER APPROVAL FOR DISNEY TRANSACTION AND CREATION OF NEW FOX THIS SUMMER-LACHLAN MURDOCH.FOX - THE FOX NEWS CHANNEL ACHIEVED ITS HIGHEST QUARTERLY EBITDA IN ITS HISTORY - LACHLAN MURDOCH, CONF CALL.FOX - ADJUSTED EPS OF $0.49 INCLUDES A $0.02 PER SHARE CHARGE RELATED TO STOCK COMPENSATION CHARGE-CFO, CONF CALL.FOX - GIVEN COMCAST BID FOR SKY WE ARE CONSIDERING OUR OPTIONS, WITH ANNOUNCEMENT IN “DUE COURSE”-JAMES MURDOCH, CONF CALL.FOX - EXPECT TO RECEIVE U.K. REGULATORY APPROVAL ON SKY TRANSACTION IN A MONTH OR TWO -JAMES MURDOCH, CONF CALL.  Full Article

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Scarlett Johansson leaps to top of Forbes' highest-paid actresses

LOS ANGELES Scarlett Johansson's role as Marvel superhero Black Widow catapulted her to the top of Forbes' annual list of the world's highest-paid actresses on Thursday, landing her ahead of Angelina Jolie.