Sunday, February 3, 2008

Bob Iger: The Peacemaker...


The New York Times is reporting that the WGA's writer's strike may be ending soon...

Which is good news out here in Southern California. Informal sessions have apparently produced a great deal of progress and the main people working to get the deal done from the production side is Robert A. Iger of the Walt Disney Company, Peter Chernin of News Corporation(FOX) and Leslie Moonves, chief executive of CBS. I guess this means Iger wants to earn that new contract he just signed with the Mouse.

This could mean the Oscars would go on without a messy picket line, sparring the ceremony the horrible situation of the Golden Globes.

Could we see new the end of reality shows soon? One can only hope...

Bob Iger has a lot of things in the pipeline at Walt Disney Studios as well that really need to get going if they're going to be able to have them ready for late a 2009 or early 2010 slate.

Is Bob Iger really King Solomon? Hehe...

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

Give me a break. What's the next post? Bob Iger turns water into wine? Bob Iger cures cancer? This has to be the most shill post ever. We get it, you swoon for Iger.

Before he gets too high on the pedestal,, just think...he's the one that allows turds like Cashmere Mafia and Eli Stone to exist. They are actually written by the writers he's trying to strike deals with. Woof.

Anonymous said...

Motley Fool Says: "A bigger storm cloud on Disney's horizon is shaped like a drawn-out writers' strike. Without a steady stream of fresh feature movies, Disney's long-term prospects dry up. Take away Desperate Housewives and Lost, and there goes a good chunk of the near-term income. Rumor has it that a deal is in the works, but we've seen the negotiations fall apart many times before.

But the strike hasn't affected the ABC network much so far, and certainly not in the December quarter we're mulling over here. The company has beaten its year-ago earnings like clockwork, every quarter since the second quarter of 2003, and I'd expect no less this time.

But it's time to get your writers back if you want to keep that streak alive, Bob."

Just a little perspective...

Honor Hunter said...

Actually anonymous(first one), Bob walked on water last week... as for turning it into wine we'll have to wait for his contract to expire.

Sigh...

I was simply stating that he's directly involved in trying to end the strike. Not that he's some form of demigod. Also, if you looked at the post carefully, which I don't think you did, I made a tongue-in-cheek reference to him being King Solomon. I even added a little laugh after it. You know, the "hehe" kind of thing.

I think you're taking things a little too seriously. And as for those shows on ABC, the head of the network has more to do with that than Iger. The CEO of the Mouse has a lot more things to worry about than a couple shows. If you've read my "Suit Vs. Suit" post you'll remember that I mentioned he lets those responsible for their divisions in the Walt Disney Company have more control and responsibility so long as they deliver. Michael Eisner was the micro-manager.

The main point of the post is the writer's strike could soon be over. That's it. I was just noting that Iger was involved in the talks and joking. Sorry you don't have a sense of humor...

Spokker said...

Bob Iger seems to be getting some good press. Jim Cramer was on the Howard Stern Show this morning and while they were discussing stocks mentioned that he thought Iger was an honest guy and that's why he thought Disney stock is going to do well.

Stern starts screaming, "I LIKE THAT GUY! I HAD DINNER WITH THAT GUY!"

When Howard Stern endorses you, that's gotta count for something! If he's telling the truth, what was Bob Iger doing having dinner with Stern? Hmmm...

Joe said...

You're kidding right? If Iger was a hero he would have used his power to convince the rest of these guys to end this thing months ago when they were all deliberately stonewalling the WGA. I get that you like Disney. I do too...that's why I read your blog. But you have to snap back to reality a realize what's been going on here. Iger (and Disney) are just as much a part of this problem as anyone else. The reason people react a "little too seriously" is because this strike and its outcome is very, very serious.

Anonymous said...

Well put Joe...as a striking member of the WGA...I appreciate your comments.

king Louie said...

Wait a minute guys. I think Honor stated that the real reason he was posting it was because it looked like the strike was ending.

"the main point of the post is the writer's strike could soon be over. That's it. I was just noting that Iger was involved in the talks and joking."

He was stating that it was a good thing the strike could be over. He was joking about the way it was reported that Iger was involved in the negotiations. If you are a writer, as I am by the way, then you would notice that in his response. Joe you seem to be implying that Honor's said something that offends the writers when he was responding to someone that believed he was a lemming for Iger.