“State regulators have fined a producer of the upcoming Walt Disney Studios movie “The Lone Ranger” more than $60,000, citing numerous safety violations in connection with a crew member who died at a movie ranch in Acton,” according to the L.A. Times.
A welder/water safety expert named Mike Bridger died on the L.A. movie set Friday while working inside a large water tank. Law enforcement sources told TMZ that it appeared Bridger suffered a heart attack. Continue reading
“After a bevy of emails and phone calls, the formalities have been wrapped up, and at long last everyone can exhale and properly share the word with an excited Internet. Yes, J.J. Abrams will direct Star Wars: Episode VII, the first of a new series of Star Wars films to come from Lucasfilm under the leadership of Kathleen Kennedy. Abrams will be directing and Academy Award-winning writer Michael Arndt will write the screenplay,” according to the Star Wars website. Continue reading
Disney completed its acquisition of Lucasfilm Ltd. LLC., on December 21, according to a company press release.
So what role will Star Wars creator George Lucas play now? “When Lucas passed the torch, so to speak, by selling his company to Disney, he really meant it when he said he was moving on. He’ll be there as a source of canonical information, as someone who may know the details or relationships of certain characters that perhaps were only briefly touched on in the six films so far, but the new scripts will tell a new story and the new director will direct without answering to Lucas,” according to Screenrant. Continue reading
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Netflix and The Walt Disney Studios Announce Multi-Year Premium Pay TV Window Agreement in the United States
Netflix Members to Enjoy Watching High Quality Films from Disney, Walt Disney Animation Studios, Pixar Animation Studios, Marvel Studios and Disneynature
Dec 4, 2012
BEVERLY HILLS and BURBANK, Calif., Dec. 4, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — Netflix Inc. (Nasdaq:NFLX) and The Walt Disney Company (NYSE:DIS) today announced a new multi-year licensing agreement that will make Netflix the exclusive U.S. subscription television service for first-run live-action and animated feature films from The Walt Disney Studios. Continue reading
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Tagged Disney, Disneynature, Marvel Studios, Netflix, Pay TV, Pixar Animation Studios, Walt Disney Animation Studios, Walt Disney Studios