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  • LOS ANGELES— The Walt Disney Co. said Monday that its chief financial officer, Jay Rasulo, will resign at the end of June, clearing the path for another top executive, Tom Staggs, to succeed Bob Iger as eventual CEO. Barton Crockett, a media company analyst with FBR Capital Markets& Co., said the move is clearly related to succession planning, something Disney has...

  • UPDATE 1-Disney CFO James Rasulo to step down Monday, 1 Jun 2015 | 1:36 PM ET

    June 1- Walt Disney Co said James Rasulo, a 29- year veteran of the media company, would step down as chief financial officer at the end of the month. Rasulo, 58, will continue to work in an advisory capacity to Chief Executive Bob Iger, Disney said on Monday. Rasulo was the second-highest paid executive at Disney, earning $16.2 million in the year ended Sept. 27.

  • LOS ANGELES— The Walt Disney Co. said Monday that its chief financial officer, Jay Rasulo, will resign at the end of June. Once considered a possible candidate to replace CEO Bob Iger when Iger retires in 2018, Rasulo's resignation paves the path to Disney's top job for 55- year-old Tom Staggs, who became chief operating officer in February. He was also recently...

  • Disney CFO James Rasulo steps down Monday, 1 Jun 2015 | 12:23 PM ET

    June 1- Walt Disney Co said James Rasulo has stepped down as chief financial officer, effective June 30. Disney said Rasulo would continue to work in an advisory capacity to Chief Executive Bob Iger. The company said a new CFO would be named at a later date.

  • Media CEOs dominate ranks of top-paid executives Tuesday, 26 May 2015 | 6:00 AM ET

    The best-paid chief executive of a large American company was David Zaslav, head of Discovery Communications, the pay-TV channel operator that is home to "Shark Week." Les Moonves, of CBS, held on to second place in the rankings, despite a drop in pay from a year earlier. The remaining four CEOs, from entertainment giants Viacom, Walt Disney, Comcast and Time Warner, have...

  • Top 10 highest-paid CEOs Tuesday, 26 May 2015 | 6:00 AM ET

    1. David Zaslav, Discovery Communications, $156.1 million, up 368 percent. 2. Leslie Moonves, CBS, $54.4 million, down 17 percent. 3. Philippe Dauman, Viacom, $44.3 million, up 19 percent.

  • For Hollywood bottom line, sequels win Friday, 15 May 2015 | 7:00 AM ET
    A still image from the movie "Avengers: Age of Ultron"

    As the summer season hits, sequels promise to be big business for Hollywood studios, according to box office data.

  • BOSTON, May 12- Investors in some top U.S. media companies have had a rough ride as their shares have lagged the rest of the market. The CEOs of 11 major media companies were given median compensation of $32.9 million for 2014, much higher than any other industry group in the Standard& Poor's 500 index, according to regulatory filings posted in the first four months...

  • May 5- Walt Disney Co's quarterly revenue beat analysts' expectations, helped by increased spending by visitors at its theme parks and strength in the company's TV networks business. The sequel opened last weekend with $191.2 million in ticket sales in the United States and Canada- the second-biggest opening of all time. "As much as the quarter itself was strong...

  • Disney added massive shareholder value: Analyst   Tuesday, 5 May 2015 | 10:53 AM ET
    Disney added massive shareholder value: Analyst

    Tuna Amobi, S&P Capital IQ, discusses Disney's earnings and Bob Iger's plans for the future.

  • Iger: Unbundling would raise broadband costs   Tuesday, 5 May 2015 | 9:05 AM ET
    Iger: Unbundling would raise broadband costs

    Consumers could end up paying more for content as service providers move to offer so-called "skinny" packages, Walt Disney CEO Bob Iger tells CNBC.

  • Disney CEO: Parks and resorts lead the way   Tuesday, 5 May 2015 | 9:01 AM ET
    Disney CEO: Parks and resorts lead the way

    Disney CEO Bob Iger discusses his company's earnings beat and what's driving profits. We certainty have grand plans for "Star Wars" merchandise, says Iger, ahead of the movie's release. Also Iger weighs in on M&A, and program bundling.

  • Cramer: Disney firing on all cylinders   Tuesday, 5 May 2015 | 8:52 AM ET
    Cramer: Disney firing on all cylinders

    CNBC's Jim Cramer is watching shares of Disney after its earnings beat.

  • Bad idea to second-guess Disney's Iger: Pro   Tuesday, 5 May 2015 | 8:11 AM ET
    Bad idea to second-guess Disney's Iger: Pro

    David Bank, RBC Capital, provides perspective on Disney's latest quarter, and it's long-term strategy, including China.

  • Disney beats Street's Q1 estimates   Tuesday, 5 May 2015 | 8:00 AM ET
    Disney beats Street's Q1 estimates

    CNBC's Julia Boorstin, breaks down Disney's quarterly numbers, and takes a look at what's driving earnings.

  • This is Disney's gateway to the Middle Kingdom Monday, 4 May 2015 | 10:55 AM ET
    The Magic Kingdom park at Walt Disney World Resort.

    The opening of Shanghai Disneyland gives significant upside potential to Disney as the company enters the lucrative Chinese market.

  • TV 5 years from now & where to invest: Eisner   Monday, 27 Apr 2015 | 1:07 PM ET
    TV 5 years from now & where to invest: Eisner

    Fomer Disney CEO, Michael Eisner, discusses the future of television, Star Wars, and where opportunity lies for the media industry.

  • The 'dream factory' resurgent Friday, 17 Apr 2015 | 1:15 PM ET

    Whether it's in theaters, at home, or on mobile devices Hollywood's scripted and highly-produced content is still #1.

  • A big week for Disney   Friday, 17 Apr 2015 | 6:45 AM ET
    A big week for Disney

    CNBC's Kate Rogers reports on Disney's latest money-making franchise, Star Wars.

  • Iger talks 'Star Wars' theme parks, the new trailer Thursday, 16 Apr 2015 | 3:39 PM ET
    The Millennium Falcon and TIE fighters as seen in the “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” teaser.

    "Star Wars" fans can expect new attractions at theme parks in addition to the new movies, Disney CEO Bob Iger said.