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Disney boss Bob Iger complains actors’ union is threatening to join writers strike at ‘worst time’

Get our free weekly email for all the latest cinematic news from our film critic Clarisse LoughreyGet our The Life Cinematic email for freeDisney chief Bob Iger has spoken out against the looming potential of the actor’s union joining the writers’ strike, calling the threat “very disturbing”.Appearing on CNBC’s Squawk Box on Thursday (13 July), the CEO, 72, addressed the strike recommended by Sag-aftra, complaining that its timing is the “worst in the world” – as it would effectively shut down Hollywood. “I understand any…

Disney chief Bob Iger says strike by writers and actors ‘very disturbing’ | Film industry

As a strike by Sag-Aftra appears imminent without a contract, the Disney chief executive, Bob Iger, has said writers and actors preparing to picket are not being “realistic” with their expectations, and that the threat of a strike is “disturbing”.In an appearance on CNBC’s Squawk Box on Thursday morning, Iger said the decision by the actors’ and writers’ unions to go on strike was “very disturbing to me. We’ve talked about disruptive forces on this business and all the challenges we’re facing, the recovery from Covid,…

Disney extends CEO Bob Iger’s contract

Disney CEO Robert Iger arrives for the 92nd Oscars at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, California on February 9, 2020.Robyn Beck | AFP | Getty ImagesThe Walt Disney Company will extend CEO Bob Iger's deal by two years, extending his tenure through 2026.Shares of the company were effectively flat after the news.Iger told CNBC in February that he had no intention to stay longer than two years in his post, which would have taken him through 2024. Iger returned to Disney in November, retaking the job from Bob Chapek, who was…

Bob Marley’s Inspiring Journey Comes Alive in ‘Bob Marley: One Love’ Biopic

One of the most famous singers in the world, Bob Marley, faced his own unique struggles during his time, but many are unaware of the magnitude of his impact on the music industry. To shed light on his remarkable journey, a movie titled ‘Bob Marley: One Love’ is being made. The trailer for ‘Bob Marley: One Love’ has been released, showcasing a story of love, music, and struggle. Directed by Reinaldo Marcus Green, known for his work on “King Richard,” the biopic delves into the life and challenges of Jamaican singer Bob…

Bob Marley biopic teaser is out, block your calendars for date with the legend | Hollywood

Get ready to jam with the icon! Bob Marley x One Love(NPR) The highly anticipated trailer for the cinematic biopic "Bob Marley: One Love" has been unveiled, providing a glimpse into the inspiring life and music of the legendary Bob Marley. Directed by Reinaldo Marcus Green, known for his work on "King Richard," this film promises to captivate audiences with its portrayal of Marley's extraordinary journey. The biopic showcases the life and struggles faced by legendary Jamaican musician and also includes the…

Kingsley Ben-Adir Swaps ‘Secret Invasion’ and ‘Barbie’ for Bob Marley in First ‘Bob Marley: One Love’ Trailer

He may be the talk of the town at the moment, given his head-turning, antagonistic role of Gravik in the MCU’s Secret Invasion, or as a variant of Ken in Greta Gerwig’s upcoming box office heavyweight Barbie, but the résumé of Kingsley Ben-Adir goes much deeper than one may think. Indeed, beyond an alien terrorist and one of many Kens, Ben-Adir has also brought such illustrious figures as Malcolm X and Barack Obama to life over the course of his career, making for a historical portfolio that’s as impressive as his…

Bob Marley: One Love trailer stars Kingsley Ben-Adir as reggae icon in emotional first teaser

Get our free weekly email for all the latest cinematic news from our film critic Clarisse LoughreyGet our The Life Cinematic email for freeThe first trailer for Reinaldo Marcus Green’s forthcoming Bob Marley biopic, Bob Marley: One Love, was released on Thursday (6 July).The movie, set to hit cinemas next year, stars 37-year-old British actor Kingsley Ben-Adir (One Night in Miami) as the reggae music icon, and is produced by Marley’s son Ziggy Marley.One Love charts the “Three Little Birds” singer’s rise to fame and the…

Churchill Downs extends trainer Bob Baffert’s ban through 2024

In a stunning development, Churchill Downs Inc. extended trainer Bob Baffert’s suspension from all of its racetracks, including its signature track that hosts the Kentucky Derby, by at least another year despite the fact he has had no violations in the two years since he was suspended.Churchill Downs suspended the Hall of Fame trainer for two years in 2021 after Kentucky Derby winner Medina Spirit tested positive for a medication that is legal except for on race day. Medina Spirit had a positive test for betamethasone,…

After Barbie, Here Are 14 Toys Mattel Might Make Into Movies

Image: MattelIn the article, a Mattel executive uses this toy, basically a fake fishing rod, to illustrate how random some of the takes get. A writer pitched a story about an “intense sports drama about this cheating scandal in competitive fishing” as a way to take a random story and add it to the IP. The context is it’s not happening but it was obviously discussed. Image: MattelIn the article, a Mattel executive uses this toy, basically a fake fishing rod, to illustratehow random some of the takes get. A writer

Bee Gees: Children of the World by Bob Stanley review – very high and mighty | Music books

This book contains few new interviews about the “insanely productive” group who sold more than 220m records: it is author-led, meaning we are mainly given Bob Stanley’s opinions about the Bee Gees’ music. But there are few people whose opinions I would rather have. Stanley is a highly articulate proponent of pop rather than rock (his previous book was Let’s Do It: The Birth of Pop) and a practitioner himself, with his group Saint Etienne.Pop has come in out of the cold in recent years, Blondie as likely to be pontificated…