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Report: Disney to purchase part of 21st Century FOX

Old 03-21-19, 04:35 PM
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Re: Report: Disney to purchase part of 21st Century FOX

https://deadline.com/2019/03/elizabe...er-1202580356/

FOX 2000 pictures is getting shut down due to the merger.
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Old 03-21-19, 05:09 PM
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https://deadline.com/2019/03/elizabe...er-1202580356/

FOX 2000 pictures is getting shut down due to the merger.
A bit surprising, though as the article mentioned, how many labels will they need. I thought Gabler was suppose to carry over and stay with Disney. Maybe she will get another position.

If they shut down Searchlight, that will really surprise me. I don't think they will though.
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Old 03-21-19, 05:21 PM
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TV related, but since it's discussed here...

Disney Television Studios is the new unit that combines all the merged company's TV studios — ABC Studios, ABC Signature, 20th Century Fox TV and Fox 21 Studios — and their respective execs.
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Re: Report: Disney to purchase part of 21st Century FOX

Wow, that means all the FOX cable shows, especially on FX, from FOX 21 are now going to be rebranded under Disney TV studios. That's going to be really weird having the Disney banner on a show like Mayans MC.
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Old 03-21-19, 08:47 PM
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Hulu isn't competition to them and they aren't getting control back. They are going to use it for all their adult-oriented content they just bought from Fox among other things.
But all that profit wouldn't be going to Disney. Doesn't make any sense to give it to Hulu unless they plan on buying them out. A 60% controlling interest doesn't have anything to do with the profits.
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Old 03-21-19, 08:50 PM
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Re: Report: Disney to purchase part of 21st Century FOX

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TV related, but since it's discussed here...
Originally Posted by DJariya View Post
Wow, that means all the FOX cable shows, especially on FX, from FOX 21 are now going to be rebranded under Disney TV studios. That's going to be really weird having the Disney banner on a show like Mayans MC.
Yeah that is weird. I thought they would leave things alone for awhile to see how things shake out first then use the different studios to produce different kinds of content under different names.
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Old 03-21-19, 08:59 PM
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Something I've been wondering about the side effects of this deal is how will Disney now negotiate with cable and satellite companies. Is 2019 and Disney and Dish still haven't broken the impasse they had about the HD versions and fees for Disney channels. Now that Disney has even more leverage, I imagine they are going to get even bitchier about fees and rates.
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Old 03-21-19, 09:27 PM
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Following the dismissal of top executives in distribution, marketing and strategy on Thursday, new 20th Century Fox owner Disney has clarified its new top leadership.

Five distinct Fox labels and a portion of their leadership have been welcomed into the Disney fold, the company said. This includes Twentieth Century Fox, Fox Family, Fox Searchlight Pictures, Fox 2000, and Blue Sky Studios.

The Elizabeth Gabler-run imprint Fox 2000 will be shuttered, Variety previously reported earlier in the day, though the late Thursday announcement from Disney noted Gabler will continue on through “the completion of the current slate.” Animation label Blue Sky Studios is expected to complete the release of two films in production, Variety reported last year, though its fate after that point is unknown.


Remaining studio leadership at labels like Walt Disney Studios, Walt Disney Animation, Pixar, Lucasfilm and Marvel remains unchanged. Fox Film lost a series of top leaders in marketing, distribution and digital strategy as part of the earliest stages of reorganization for the two media titans.

The Disney film leadership, all of which reports to Walt Disney Studios chairman Alan Horn, is as follows:

Fox Family will continue to be led by President Vanessa Morrison, reporting directly to Watts.

Fox Searchlight Pictures will continue to be led by Chairmen Nancy Utley and Stephen Gilula.

Fox 2000 will continue to be led by President of Production Elizabeth Gabler, overseeing the completion of the current slate.

Fox Animation (including Blue Sky Studios) will continue to be led by Co-Presidents Andrea Miloro and Robert Baird.

Walt Disney Animation Studios will continue to be led by Chief Creative Officer Jennifer Lee.

Walt Disney Studios Motion Picture Production (Disney live action) will continue to be led by President Sean Bailey.

Pixar Animation Studios will continue to be led by Chief Creative Officer Pete Docter.

Marvel Studios will continue to be led by President Kevin Feige and Co-President Louis D’Esposito.

Lucasfilm will continue to be led by President Kathleen Kennedy.
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Old 03-21-19, 09:34 PM
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dex14 post reminded about Louis D’Esposito, the co-president of Marvel and how much of a piece of shit he is. Earlier this month, he broke up his engagement and relationship to former Miss Universe Dayanara Torres, who's going through chemo for skin cancer, because he couldn't handle the situation. What a a piece of shit.

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Re: Report: Disney to purchase part of 21st Century FOX

Does this mean Star Wars movies will now have the 20th Century Fox fanfare once again? The merger is worth it just for that!
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Old 03-21-19, 10:03 PM
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Does this mean Star Wars movies will now have the 20th Century Fox fanfare once again? The merger is worth it just for that!
No.
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Old 03-21-19, 10:11 PM
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dex14 post reminded about Louis D’Esposito, the co-president of Marvel and how much of a piece of shit he is. Earlier this month, he broke up his engagement and relationship to former Miss Universe Dayanara Torres, who's going through chemo for skin cancer, because he couldn't handle the situation. What a a piece of shit.
Wow that sucks. Especially since Kevin Feige seems like such a nice guy.
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Old 04-24-19, 01:16 PM
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Call it spring cleaning, Burbank-style.

Since Disney's $71.3 billion acquisition of Fox assets closed March 20, film studio chief Alan Horn has jettisoned a number of Fox projects from his development and preproduction slate, including the $170 million tentpole Mouse Guard, the Tom Hanks starrer News of the World (to Universal) and an adaptation of Angie Thomas' best-seller On the Come Up (to Paramount).

Also poised for curbside pickup, The Hollywood Reporter has learned, is Ted Melfi's mental-hospital-set dramedy Fruit Loops, which has Woody Harrelson starring (that project is still officially in the Disney fold but likely will be put in turnaround).

Three of the four films came from Elizabeth Gabler's now-shuttered Fox 2000 division (Mouse Guard being the exception). Insiders say Disney is simply culling the enormous influx of projects. Mouse Guard, which was poised for a May start date, was said to be too expensive for a nonfranchise film.

As for why On the Come Up didn’t make the cut, a source says Thomas’ last project, The Hate U Give, lost $30 million-$40 million despite a modest $23 million budget and a marketing spend believed to be about $30 million.

Meanwhile, a number of movies greenlit in late December and early January by Fox film president Emma Watts, who made the transition to Disney, are moving forward. Those include the Matthew Vaughn-directed Kingsman prequel The Great Game, the low-budget witchcraft pic Fear Street and Steven Spielberg's West Side Story.

Likely shooting in the fall is Free Guy — a Shawn Levy-Ryan Reynolds collaboration — and Agatha Christie's Death on the Nile. One Fox film that won't be questioned is Avatar 2, which finished shooting April 18.

But even some of those green lights are being met with scrutiny. One source says Disney film chief Alan Horn is questioning the apparent plan to have young characters smoking onscreen in West Side Story. "With Fox, we can make movies that right now I say no to ... We always have to think about the smoking policy. The audience for a Disney movie may not know what they are going to see, but they know what they aren't going to see," Horn said in a recent interview with THR. "There are certain things we just can't include because we'll get letters."

Despite Mouse Guard now being shopped to other studios, Watts' group is not being asked to make lower-priced movies, says a source. Rather, she is being tasked with making larger all-audience PG-13 and R-rated films. Look for domestic terrorism thriller The Ballad of Richard Jewell — about the security guard at the center of the 1996 Atlanta Olympics bombing — to be among the first Fox greenlights, possibly with Clint Eastwood directing.

"We are now just only beginning to see how all this consolidation will change how movies get greenlit and made," says a producer involved with a Fox-developed movie. "They are looking at everything."
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Old 04-25-19, 06:36 AM
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Re: Report: Disney to purchase part of 21st Century FOX

So basically, any movie that doesn't have the potential to make at least $100 million, Disney isn't interested in making.
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I’m surprised they don’t see the potential for a Mouse Guard franchise.
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Re: Report: Disney to purchase part of 21st Century FOX

But Marvel has X-Men back so this merger is a good thing, right? RIGHT?!
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So, will the original Star Wars trilogy begin with the 20th Century Fox logo again?
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So, will the original Star Wars trilogy begin with the 20th Century Fox logo again?
No.
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Re: Report: Disney to purchase part of 21st Century FOX

Just curious what has happened with MGM's movie catalog? I have seen bluray releases of their catalog put out by Warner Bros, Sony, and Fox and wonder who owns it now? Also what about the Cannon films library?
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But Marvel has X-Men back so this merger is a good thing, right? RIGHT?!
Well, Marvel's going to need The X-Men and The Fantastic Four in the next few years, so from that standpoint - yes. It's a good thing.

It sucks that Disney's slashing jobs and cancelling movies, but I suspect that would have happened anyway if any other studio had bought Fox.
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