Wednesday, July 19, 2006
Disney Head Iced
This has to be the most Hollywood of Hollywood business stories ever: Disney Fires Film Production President - Los Angeles Times: "Jacobson, 40, one of Hollywood's most respected movie executives, was fired Monday morning by her boss, studio Chairman Dick Cook, when she called him from the hospital room where her partner was about to deliver their third child. Despite the record-breaking performance of Disney's current release, 'Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest,' she was hearing rumors and wanted reassurance that her job was safe. It wasn't. Cook told Jacobson who had two years to go on her three-year contract that Oren Aviv, the studio's marketing chief, was replacing her as president of production."