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Abigail Disney reportedly wants to challenge CEO Bob Chapek’s pay

Abigail Disney, the Mouse House heiress turned vocal critic, is reportedly attempting to organize a shareholder challenge of embattled Disney boss Bob Chapek’s $32.5 million payday. Disney, who has pegged her personal net worth at $120 million, has been “quietly courting” institutional investors to challenge Chapek’s compensation at the company’s next shareholder meeting, The Wrap reported, citing multiple sources familiar with the matter. The proxy push could mark another embarrassment for Chapek, who has been under fire following a series of missteps at the entertainment giant. The 62-year-old heiress has reportedly held at least three meetings in an effort to build support for...
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Abigail Disney on right-wing media attacks on the company: 'It's absurd'

New York (CNN) — Abigail Disney shared what she thinks the entertainment company should do in the wake of recent right-wing media attacks. Some conservatives are trying to attach sexual predation claims or allegations of being sympathetic to pedophiles to their opponents as the November midterms approach, and their latest target is the Walt Disney Company, CNN's chief media correspondent Brian Stelter said on "Reliable Sources" Sunday.
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Abigail Disney responds to right-wing media attacks on company

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Expedition Everest Reopening May Be Delayed, Abigail Disney Slams Backlash Against Disney’s ‘Don’t Say Gay’ Stance, LEGO Teases New ‘Muppets’ Figures, and More: Daily Recap (4/8/22)

This post may contain affiliate links; please read the disclosure for more information. We bring you a lot of stories every single day, and sometimes it’s hard to keep up. So in case you missed anything from our feed, we’ve rounded up all our stories in one place to get today’s news at a glance. Here is your Daily Recap for Friday, April 8, 2022.
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Abigail Disney Reflects On ‘Don’t Say Gay’ Controversy in New Op-Ed

Abigail Disney, outspoken granddaughter of The Walt Disney Company founder Roy O. Disney and grand-niece of Walt Disney, has taken to the Washington Post in a new opinion piece to reflect on the company’s response to the controversial Parental Rights in Education bill, commonly referred to as the “Don’t Say Gay” bill, and the backlash to Disney’s response from the conservative side of politics in recent weeks.
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Abigail Disney, Rachel Lear and Reid Davenport Films Set for 2022 Hot Docs Festival

Abigail Disney’s The American Dream & Other Fairy Tales, a documentary critical of how Disney and other big corporations treat their employees and co-directed with Kathleen Hughes, is getting an international premiere as part of the Hot Docs festival’s upcoming Special Presentation sidebar. The U.S. indie film received its world premiere at the Sundance Film Festival, as did other Hot Docs picks like Paula Eiselt and Tonya Lewis Lee’s Aftershock, a film about the crisis of Black maternal mortality in the United States; Sara Dosa’s Fire of Love, about two scientists and lovers dying in a volcanic explosion; and Reid Davenport’s...
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Why Abigail Disney Is Speaking Out Against Family Business in New Doc: ‘Solidarity’ Is ‘More Important’

Abigail Disney makes some pretty harsh critiques of the entertainment giant that her grandfather and great uncle founded nearly 100 years ago in her new documentary The American Dream and Other Fairy Tales, which screened at Sundance this week. And yes, she realizes that by pointing fingers at Disney and the way it treats its employees, she’s risking her own financial well-being. But it’s a risk she’s willing to take.
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Sundance 2022 Women Directors: Meet Abigail Disney and Kathleen Hughes – “The American Dream and Other Fairy Tales”

Abigail Disney is an Emmy-winning documentary filmmaker, activist, and co-founder of Fork Films, a nonfiction media production company which produces the podcast “All Ears.” She is the Chair and Co-Founder of Level Forward, a new breed storytelling company, created the nonprofit Peace is Loud, which uses storytelling to advance social movements, and the Daphne Foundation, which supports organizations working for a more equitable, fair, and peaceful New York City.
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Abigail Disney Speaks to Bob Chapek’s and Bob Iger’s Salaries in New Documentary

Controversy surrounding the Walt Disney Company is not new, but recent changes have brought on more criticism about the direction of the company. Abigail Disney, granddaughter of Walt Disney’s brother Roy, directed a documentary that criticizes the current leadership and especially the pay inequality that exists in the company now. The film premiered at the Sundance Film Festival on January 24th. Here are some of the details from Disney’s documentary.
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