Disney General Entertainment’s Writing Program Names 2022 Participants

Photo collage of the 12 DGE Writing Program participants, Text: Disney General Entertainment Content

Disney General Entertainment (DGE) proudly announces the writers selected for its 2022 Writing Program and names the recipient of Disney Branded Television’s Eunetta T. Boone Comedy Writer’s Scholarship, established in 2020 by Disney Channel in honor of the late writer/producer for diverse and aspiring comedy writers.

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Episode 2: The Walt Disney Studios – Global Marketing and Virtual Production

Text: Life at Disney

Walt Disney Studios is the core of where The Walt Disney Company started nearly 100 years ago. Today it brings quality movies, episodic storytelling, music, and stage plays to consumers throughout the world. This week both our guests hail from our Disney Studios content team, Nicole Roberts, Senior Manager of Global Marketing, and Ian Milham, Virtual Production Supervisor at Industrial Light & Magic (ILM). Our guests take us behind the scenes of their roles, by sharing all the moving parts that go into creating global marketing campaigns, the virtual production process used on The Mandalorian, and how technology is creating new and exciting roles within Studios.

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Bringing Audiences Together: How The El Capitan Theatre and Broadway’s The Lion King Expand Accessible Storytelling

Scene from the Broadway show, The Lion King. Puppeteers moving giraffes and cheetahs on stage.

In celebration of Disability Pride Month, we went behind the curtain on some recent Disney initiatives that continue to explore ways to make our stories more accessible for everyone. Disney Media & Entertainment Distribution (DMED) is collaborating with KultureCity, a leading nonprofit focused on sensory accessibility and acceptance, to offer sensory-inclusive movie screenings at Hollywood’s historic The El Capitan Theatre.

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ABC OTV and Nat Geo Celebrate the Power of Nature Through Public Art

Artist Eurhi Jones painting

National Geographic and the local stations unveiled murals throughout April 2022 celebrating the nature in New York, Philadelphia, Chicago, and San Francisco inspired by the photography of National Geographic photographers. The murals reflect four themes: wildlife, the Amazon, forests, and oceans.

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Apprenticeship Program Announces 14 New Members

Headshot's of the 14 people selected for the Disney DGE Apprenticeship Program, Text: Disney General Entertainment Content Apprenticeship Program

Disney General Entertainment Content is excited to announce 14 new members of the Apprenticeship Program. The Apprenticeship Program creates opportunity and access for top underrepresented entry-level individuals by removing barriers and providing pathways into Disney General Entertainment and the media/entertainment industry as a whole.

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Executive Incubator Program Announces Nine New Creative Associates

Collage of the nine new Creative Associates selected for the Executive Incubator Program

Disney General Entertainment Content is excited to announce nine new members of the Executive Incubator Program. The program is designed to create a pipeline of next-generation network executives from underrepresented backgrounds. Program participants will gain experience in all aspects of the network business. Find out more about the January 2022 class below!

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Meet Ashley, Executive Assistant at Lucasfilm

Photo of Ashley Smith with two Sith Troopers

Ashley Smith is an Executive Assistant in Business Affairs at Lucasfilm, which means that she supports attorneys in her department who make and paper the talent deals for episodic and feature projects across animation and live-action. Her three-year anniversary with The Walt Disney Company will be in June.

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