Disney General Entertainment’s Writing Program Names 2022 Participants

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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

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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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Celebrate Voces Unidas with The Walt Disney Company

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Voces Unidas celebrates the vibrancy of Hispanic and Latinx cultures and honors the unity of the voices, communities, heritage, and traditions woven throughout Spanish-and Portuguese-speaking countries.​ From September 15 through October 15, during the anniversaries of the independence of many Latin American countries, The Walt Disney Company uplifts stories of Hispanic and Latinx cultures around the world. In celebration of Voces Unidas, we will continue to support culture and unity by building programming to retain, develop, and advance equity for all Hispanic and Latinx talent and their allies across Disney.  

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

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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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Episode 1: Technology at Disney – Emerging Technology and Machine Learning Engineering

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Innovation is the foundation of what our Disney technologists do. Our technologists are constantly elevating, evolving, and pioneering the future of our streaming platforms, content, and more to always be one step ahead when creating the latest in immersive entertainment experiences. We are joined by two technologists this week, Rekha Bachwani, Director of Machine Learning Engineering with Disney Streaming, and Scott Ray, Director of Technology for Emerging Tech within Disney Parks, Experiences & Products – Technology & Digital. Rekha and Scott give an inside look at some of the projects they’re currently working on with our streaming platforms and our parks and resorts, discuss the culture of their teams, and share advice for anyone interested in a career with technology at Disney!

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Disney Surprises Local Community Food Banks in Orlando, Anaheim with $300K in Donations

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Every year, Disney donates millions of pounds of food – including unserved, prepared meals from their parks – to local food banks to support people in the community facing food insecurity. Furthering this commitment, this week Walt Disney World Resort and Disneyland Resort announced significant donations to local community food banks to support families in need, totaling more than $300,000!

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Launching the Disney Wish Cruise Ship: Patricia Duerr, Product Management Director

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Patricia Duerr is a Product Management Director with the Disney Parks, Experiences and Products Technology & Digital organization. In her role, she supports Disney Cruise Line digital products such as the Navigator app and the Disney Cruise Line website. She recently was on the opening team for the Disney Wish, the newest ship to join the Disney Cruise Line family. Learn more about Patricia’s role and her experience contributing to a new ship.

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Ivan Kwong Experiences ‘A Whole New World’ with Hong Kong Disneyland Resort

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As “A Whole New World” echoes throughout the halls of the Hong Kong Disneyland Resort Casting Center, candidates are welcome to the career bazaar by recruiters like Ivan Kwong – who, similar to the song, is experiencing a whole new journey with Human Resources! Since beginning his career with Disney in 2006, he has experienced seven roles within the company through promotional and internal transfer opportunities.

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