Speaker - Michael Eisner

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Michael Eisner is founder of The Tornante Company, a privately held company that makes investments in and incubates companies and opportunities in the media and entertainment space. Through Tornante, Eisner founded Vuguru, an independent studio that develops and finances scripted, story-driven content for digital and international platforms and acquired The Topps Company, Inc., the preeminent creator and brand marketer of sports cards, entertainment products, and distinctive confectionery. Eisner has been a leader in the American entertainment industry for several decades. In 1984, Eisner assumed the position of chairman and CEO of The Walt Disney Company, transforming it from a film and theme park company with $1.8 billion in enterprise value into a global media empire valued at $80 billion. He began his career at ABC, taking the network from No. 3 to No. 1. In 1976, he became president of Paramount Pictures, leading the studio to become No. 1 at the box office and in profitability. Eisner is a trustee of the Aspen Institute.

3 Programs

Julie Taymor & Michael Eisner: Future of Storytelling

06.29.12 | 00:57:11 min | 0 comments

Changing the Media Landscape

07.06.07 | 01:05:00 min | 0 comments

Michael Eisner: Creativity in a Box

12.07.06 | 00:41:21 min | 0 comments