The Fairest In The Land

From Artist Discrimination to “It Gets Better” Today marks the anniversary of the premiere of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs at the Carthay Circle Theater in Los Angeles. The question isn’t whether Snow White is still the “Fairest in the Land” but whether its practices in being diverse makes the company the “Fairest in … Read more

Harry Potter–Twice the Price?

More confirmations are coming around Harry Potter bringing a presence in the Universal Studios park at Universal Florida. Speaking to an employee within the organization, this is what I’ve learned over the weekend: Railroad engineers have been on property extensively designing a train track that would run backstage. You would be looking out of the … Read more

Morale–Mission Impossible?

Tom Cruise’s new movie, Mission Impossible is out this weekend. It’s Brad Bird’s first live action movie, having created before both of Pixar’s highly acclaimed films, Incredibles, and Ratatouille. One of my favorite quotes on employee morale comes from Brad: “In my experience, the thing that has the most significant impact on a movie’s budget–but … Read more

3 Lessons Disney Learned From Marriott

After spending 60 years with his family’s company–40 of those as CEO, Bill Marriott has announced that he is stepping down at 80. The Marriott company is legendary in the hotel business. But few people know the relationship between the two and it’s influence on Disney. Click here to read how Marriott was not only … Read more