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Ben Sherwood

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  • 'GMA' success brings bigger Disney job

    How important was leading ABC's "Good Morning America" to leadership in the morning? Why, it's helped land ABC News President Ben Sherwood a bigger job. He will become co-chairman of the Disney Media Networks and president of Disney/ABC Television...
  • Disney taps ABC News head Ben Sherwood for top television post

    Disney taps ABC News head Ben Sherwood for top television post
    Walt Disney Co. has tapped ABC News President Ben Sherwood to succeed Anne Sweeney next year as co-chairman, Disney Media Networks and president of the Disney/ABC Television Group. In his new role, Sherwood will have oversight over not only the ABC...
  • After dipping, Lionsgate stock up Monday on 'Divergent' performance

    In Hollywood, movie studios aren't just beholden to box-office analysts' expectations -- they also face the scrutiny of Wall Street and its interpretation of whether a given picture met those observers' predictions. Shares of Lionsgate were up more than...
  • ABC News Chief Ben Sherwood to Succeed Anne Sweeney Atop Disney/ABC TV Group

    Bob Iger made good on his promise to move quickly in name a successor for Anne Sweeney. ABC News president Ben Sherwood will take the reins as Disney/ABC Television Group early next year after Sweeney steps down. Sherwood was a front-runner for the job...
  • Could James Goldston Be The New Head of ABC News?

    In TV-news circles, James Goldston is the guy who helped breathe new life into "Nightline" after it suffered in the years after Ted Koppel's departure. Or the guy who worked with ABC News chief Ben Sherwood and top producer Tom Cibrowski to send "Good...
  • Bob Iger: 'Work Ethic, Intellect and Curiosity' Helped Ben Sherwood Land Top Disney Job

    It was no knee-jerk appointment: Bob Iger's decision to name ABC News chief Ben Sherwood as Anne Sweeney's successor atop Disney/ABC TV Group had been in the works for nine months. as far as Iger was concerned. Sherwood (pictured right), however, had...
  • Disney to buy YouTube network Maker Studios for $500 million

    Disney to buy YouTube network Maker Studios for $500 million
    Walt Disney Co. is buying Maker Studios, the digital media company behind YouTube successes such as "Epic Rap Battles of History" and PewDiePie. Burbank-based Disney said Monday that it will pay $500 million to Maker shareholders. Based in Culver City,...
  • Disney Buys Maker Studios In Deal Worth At Least $500 Million

    The Walt Disney Co. is acquiring Maker Studios, a top YouTube multichannel network, for $500 million with a performance-based earn-out of up to $450 million, the Mouse House announced. According to Disney, Maker Studios will bring it "advanced...
  • After Disney's Maker Buy, More Deals In Store for Multichannel Networks

    With Disney's blockbuster $500 million-plus deal to buy Maker Studios, look for dealmaking activity in the online multichannel network space to continue apace. MCNs are "now top-of-mind for all the major studios," said Peter Csathy, CEO of Manatt Digital...
  • Why Disney Is Taking the Huge Risk of Buying Maker Studios

    By Disney standards, acquiring Maker Studios for less than $1 billion is chump change considering the eye-popping purchases the conglomerate has made over the years. But even when you consider the multi-billions CEO Bob Iger has lavished on properties...
  • Disney buys Maker Studios. Ben Sherwood upped at ABC.

    After the coffee. Before buying another power cord for my laptop. The Skinny: My cat Skinny, for whom the Skinny is named, chewed through yet another power cord for my Mac. It's what he does best. He doesn't try to chew the lamp cords or even my...