TMZ is reporting on a lawsuit filed against Disney in Los Angeles today citing that Disney’s headquarters in Burbank has forced residents to live in ‘terror of emissions’ and has resulted in the death of Louise Jackson. Report here.
BURBANK, Calif., March 11, 2009 – The Walt Disney Company (NYSE: DIS) will announce fiscal second quarter 2009 financial results via a live audio Webcast beginning at 4:30 p.m. EDT / 1:30 p.m. PDT on Tuesday, May 5, 2009 (results will be released at approximately 4:01 p.m. EDT / 1:01 p.m. PDT). To listen to the Webcast, point your browser to www.disney.com/investors. The discussion will be available via re-play through May 19, 2009 at 7:00 p.m. EDT / 4:00 p.m. PDT.
D23 Head Steven Clark began the call by providing some background and inspiration on D23, talking about how the Walt Disney Company first got its start on October 16, 1923 (where the 23 comes from) by signing its contract to produce the Alice comedies.
Clark addressed concerns about why there hasn’t been a greater outreach by Disney to its fans in the past. He stressed that Disney has always reached out to its fan base in many different aspects but that they’ve always been at the hand of individual units. D23 represents the first time the company has formed a united front to bring that level of relationship to the Disney fan community. Clark defines D23 as pulling back the curtain, going behind closed doors, going backstage and meeting the cast members that make the magic every day, all summed up as the ultimate insider Disney experience.
LOS ANGELES, March 10 (Reuters) – Shareholders at Walt Disney Co’s (DIS.N) annual meeting on Tuesday re-elected the company’s 12 directors but defeated proposals that would have given investors an advisory say on executive compensation.
Disney investors also voted down a proposal that would have barred the entertainment company from providing death benefits to the families of executives who die on the job.
* For the Zac Efron and Vanessa Hudgens interview first talked about here on Stitch Kingdom, click here
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Membership is $74.99 plus sale tax annually per individual. At this time, registration can only be done online at either Disney.com/D23 or DisneyShopping.com. In the future, vouchers will be able to be purchased at the theme parks, the Disney Store and the Disney Cruise Lines.
International guests are able to join, but will have to pay additional shipping as required (for now, domestic shipping is free).
Gift memberships are also available to give to loved ones in addition to those under the age of 18.
(Reuters) – Walt Disney Co shareholders, will vote on Tuesday on a proposal that would give them a non-binding, advisory vote on the pay packages given to Chief Executive Bob Iger and other top executives, the Los Angeles Times said.
Disney is one of nearly 100 public companies whose shareholders will vote on the “Say on pay” initiative, which is backed by a group of 75 investors, including TIAA-Cref and the California Public Employees’ Retirement System (CALPERS), the paper said.
BURBANK, Calif., March 9, 2009 — The Walt Disney Company today announced a landmark set of strategic environmental goals and challenging 3 to 5 year targets to reduce emissions, waste, electricity and fuel use, and its impact on water and ecosystems.
The goals are part of Disney’s 2008 Corporate Responsibility Report, which details the company’s approach to critical corporate responsibility issues ranging from charitable giving to nutrition and from online safety for kids to workplace diversity.
The March 16 issue of Fortune will feature its 2009 list of the World’s Most Admired Companies. The list is a result of a survey of executives, directors and analysts of the largest companies in the world who were asked to first rank companies in their own industries and then to rank them overall based on certain criteria.
In the Entertainment industry, the Walt Disney Company ranked #1 in all nine categories giving it an overall rank of 1 while the company ranked #13 out of all industries combined. For more details and the full results of the survey, click here.