NEW YORK— Disney Chairman and CEO Robert Iger's compensation jumped to $43.7 million in 2014 as the company had a blockbuster year. The Burbank, California, company's net income rose 22 percent to $7.5 billion in its fiscal year that ended Sept. 27, aided by strong performance for films including "Frozen,"'' Maleficent, "and Marvel's" Guardians of the Galaxy "and" Captain...
Jan 16- Walt Disney Co hiked Chief Executive Robert Iger's total compensation by 36 percent in 2014, a regulatory filing showed. Iger, who has led the company to record profits, received a compensation of $46.5 million in 2014, compared with $34.3 million in 2013, according to a filing on Friday with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
The movies make more money than ever. But a lot of it isn't going to traditional players or even staying in Tinseltown.
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Walt Disney on Wednesday became the first major Hollywood studio to ban depictions of smoking, saying there would be no smoking in its family-oriented, Disney-branded films and it would "discourage" it in films distributed by its Touchstone and Miramax labels.