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BREAKING: Disney to buy Lucasfilm LTD: $4.05B

Tuesday, October 30th, 2012

Burbank, CA and San Francisco, CA, October 30, 2012 – Continuing its strategy of delivering exceptional creative content to audiences around the world, The Walt Disney Company (NYSE: DIS) has agreed to acquire Lucasfilm Ltd. in a stock and cash transaction. Lucasfilm is 100% owned by Lucasfilm Chairman and Founder, George Lucas.

Under the terms of the agreement and based on the closing price of Disney stock on October 26, 2012, the transaction value is $4.05 billion, with Disney paying approximately half of the consideration in cash and issuing approximately 40 million shares at closing. The final consideration will be subject to customary post-closing balance sheet adjustments.

Credit: Disney Co.

“Lucasfilm reflects the extraordinary passion, vision, and storytelling of its founder, George Lucas,” said Robert A. Iger, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of The Walt Disney Company. “This transaction combines a world-class portfolio of content including Star Wars, one of the greatest family entertainment franchises of all time, with Disney’s unique and unparalleled creativity across multiple platforms, businesses, and markets to generate sustained growth and drive significant long-term value.”

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Raw: New York Power Station Explosion

Tuesday, October 30th, 2012

An explosion at a Con Edison power station in Manhattan is adding to New York’s woes after Sandy pounded the city. Hundreds of thousands of homes and businesses are without power (Oct. 30), Associated Press.

Late Night Shows Go On: Denzel Braves Sandy for Letterman; Fallon’s Open Monologue

Tuesday, October 30th, 2012

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Reporters Send into Hurricane Sandy

Monday, October 29th, 2012

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Raw: 14 Rescued From Tall Ship Off NC

Monday, October 29th, 2012

A replica tall ship caught in Hurricane Sandy’s wrath began taking on water, forcing the crew to abandon the boat Monday off the North Carolina coast. The Coast Guard rescued 14 crew members by helicopter, but two people were still missing (Oct. 29), Associated Press.

RED BAND TRAILER Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters

Monday, October 29th, 2012

Stars Defend Bin Laden Raid Film

Friday, October 26th, 2012

A Good Day to Die Hard Official Trailer #1

Friday, October 26th, 2012

Top Ten Movie Inspired Halloween Costumes

Friday, October 26th, 2012


Hollywood Dailies | Iron Man | Thor | Iron Man 2 | Captain America: The First Avenger | The Avengers | Iron Man 3 | The Dark Knight Rises | The Hunger Games | Thor: The Dark World | Captain America: The Winter Soldier | Movie Trailer | Review

Obama on Leno: Talks Elections, Trump and More

Thursday, October 25th, 2012

 

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