Rich Ross

Rich Ross

is Chairman, The Walt Disney Studios at The Walt Disney Company.

The Hollywood Reporter's Top 25 Power Lunch Spots of 2014

11) THR's Power Lunch survey respondents represent a cross-section of the top executives in the field, including Disney Media Networks co-chairman and Disney/ABC Television Group president Anne Sweeney, Shine America CEO Rich Ross, Paramount Pictures vice chairman Rob Moore, E! ...

Nick Nolte Cast in Fox's 'Broadchurch' Adaptation

In a recent interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Shine America CEO Rich Ross suggested his ambitions for the future were for his reality-heavy company to have as many scripted offerings as it does unscripted ones. Many of them will be formats, he added, touting the company’s ability to ...

Hillary Clinton and Chelsea Clinton, PGA Gather TV Talent for L.A. Event (Exclusive)

Among those set for a discussion moderated by Rob Reiner are Fox entertainment chairman Kevin Reilly, Modern Family co-showrunner Steven Levitan, Scandal creator Shonda Rhimes, New Girl creator Liz Meriwether, Shine America CEO Rich Ross, CBS chief Nina Tassler and Parenthood creator ...

Rich Ross Disney Ouster Means Refocus on Movies, Not Cross-Promotion

Rich Ross Disney Ouster Means Refocus on Movies, Not Cross-Promotion After three years of bad results, whispering in the Hollywood wings and furrowed brows on Wall Street, the Disney CEO opted for a clean break from a bad decision. The move comes on the heels of the company announcing a ...

3 Lessons to Learn From Rich Ross’ Disney Departure

Rich Ross, the short-lived and now-departing Walt Disney chairman, was rumored to have a “touch of arrogance” and a flippancy about the ease of running a studio. Arrogance is a tough proposition when you’re great at your job, which he clearly was at Disney Channel, but when you’re in a ...

Rich Ross and the ‘John Carter’ Debacle – Disney Takes it on the Chin

Everyone at the Walt Disney Company, studio chief Rich Ross most of all, had been braced for bad news around “John Carter.” But few of those observing the company were expecting the swift doomsday sentence handed out by Disney on Monday, that the science fiction tale would lose $200 ...

Amid turbulent film biz, Disney makes safe chairman choice

gigabarb : More bad news for Facebook, as site crashes After Bob Iger’s bold selection nearly three years ago to have cable TV executive Rich Ross run Walt Disney’s movie studio didn’t pan out, the Disney CEO is turning to a tried-and-true film-business veteran to ...

10 Things We Learned From NATPE and Real Screen Summit

Shine America, under the new regime led by Rich Ross, is gaining a reputation for being game to take big swings at original ideas. The rise of second-screen activity during TV viewing really bugs some showrunners. “I spent all this time preparing this meal — pay attention,” says ...

Disney studio chief Rich Ross steps down

Disney movie studio boss Rich Ross is stepping down, a month after the fa mily entertainment giant booked a huge loss on the movie "John Carter. " Disney movie studio boss Rich Ross is stepping down, a month after the family entertainment giant booked a huge loss on the movie ...

Peres Goes to 'House That Shrek Built' – The Shmooze –

... top rank cohort of studio execs including CBS CEO Les Moonves, Sony Pictures CEO Michael Lynton, Universal Studios chief Ron Meyer, Fox Broadcasting Chairman Peter Rice, Walt Disney “Studios Chairman Rich Ross, Fox Filmed Entertainment co-chairman-CEO Tom Rothman, Saban Capital Group’s Haim Saban...

Under pressure, Disney film boss Ross resigns

Walt Disney Studios Chairman Rich Ross (L) and Walt Disney Company President and Chief Executive Officer Bob Iger pose together at the world premiere of Disney Pixar's ''Toy Story 3'' at the El Capitan Theatre in Hollywood, California in this June 13, 2010 file photo. LOS ANGELES | Fri ...

Disney in $200m writedown for 'John Carter'

The writedown deals a blow to Rich Ross, the chairman of Walt Disney Studios, who has been trying to improve returns at the division following a restructuring and a focus on films made under the Disney, Pixar and Marvel brands. The studio has better prospects for the rest of the year...

Disney: Ex-Warner Bros. chief to run studio

The decision was announced today by Walt Disney Company Chairman and CEO Bob Iger, just over a month after former Disney studio chief Rich Ross resigned in the wake of John Carter‘s box office belly flop, which will cost the company $200 million. Unlike Ross, a former Disney ...

Disney Television Chief Anne Sweeney to Depart in January

While the timing was surprising, “I totally understood that Anne hungered for an opportunity connected to the creative side,” Rich Ross, who worked with her at Nickelodeon and Disney and is now CEO of 21st Century Fox Inc.’s Shine America. “In that way, I’m not surprised.” To contact the ...

Michael Babad's business year in review: Winners, losers, laughter... and Muppets

Walt Disney's Rich Ross, who left the company after the disaster that was the film John Carter. Should have stuck to princesses and mermaids. 9. James Doak, the Megantic Asset Management money manager who tried to stop the NDP’s successful campaign to tax Ontario’s rich by likening it to ...

Breaking News Currents

Friday, April 20, 12:29 PM Walt Disney ( DIS +1.7%) movie chief Rich Ross steps down with no immediate successor named - a move that comes after John Carter became one of the studio's notable flops, but ahead of what should be a summer success from its Marvel unit in The Avengers. This ...

ICv2 The Case of the Missing Mogul

After Robert Iger, the Chief Executive of the Walt Disney Company, forced out Rich Ross, who headed Disney’s movie unit, last week some industry analysts speculated that Marvel’s Kevin Feige might get the job, though that now appears increasingly unlikely in spite of the likely success ...

John Carter Causing Write-down

The write-down is definitely a blow for the chairman of the Walt Disney studios, Mr. Rich Ross, who has continued his efforts of trying to improve the returns they are getting after the restructuring. “You never really know what a budget is for any of these films because Hollywood isn't ...


... 2011) —The Walt Disney Company is donating proceeds from the highly anticipated World Premiere of Walt Disney Pictures/Jerry Bruckheimer Films’ “Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides,” to Boys & Girls Clubs of America, it was announced today by Rich Ross, Chairman, The Walt Disney Studios...

Global Giants: World Premiere Of Disneynature's OCEANS

) Maguy Maccario, Vice President of the Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation-USA; Bob Iger, President and CEO The Walt Disney Company; Pierce Brosnan, the film's narrator; Demi Lovato, who sings the film's theme song; Rich Ross, Chairman of the Walt Disney Studios; Alan Bergman...

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