Has the current Great Licensing Era crested or is it still growing? As The Beat’s Taimur Dar wrote the other day, toys and other licensing items are a ever bigger part of IP farming. And here’s a very interesting story in the NY Times about toy marketing picking up the slack as movie ticket and home […]
§ This column has been absent for the usual reasons, a big deadline on an outside project, travel and the fact that running this site now takes up about half my day. But I’ve been hoarding away links like a squirrel under the acorn tree. Unfortunately no one is going to care about much besides […]
First it was a terrifying, shadowy figure. Then it was a video sceen cap. And now Isaac “Ike” Perlmutter, Marvel president and adviser to POTUS, is just standing there on an airplane runway getting his picture taken by the AP, after three decades of not allowing any photographs – even going so far as to go […]
Well, as I predicted, Marvel president Isaac “Ike” Perlmutter’s growing involvement in our government means he can no longer hide in the shadows, but will be photographed and even videoed as a public figure should be. The video came yesterday when POTUS Donald Trump went to speak to CentComm, and Perlmutter, rumored to be helping with […]
In not only his first press conference as PEOTUS, but the first presidential press conference that refuted rumors of urine play, president-elect Donald Trump confirmed that he is considering Marvel CEO Isaac “Ike” Perlmutter for a role in his administration, probably consulting on the Veteran’s Affairs dept. “Ike Perlmutter has been very very involved,” he […]
In a meeting at President-Elect Donald Trump’s Mar-A-Lago estate yesterday, Reuters photographer Jonathan Ernst managed to snap a photo through the window of Issac Perlmutter, Marvel’s CEO, along side Trump. The long lens and bad shooting conditions give the photo a suitably demonic glaze. As for Ernst, I hear he’s up for a role in Rogue Two.
As you know, we’re a little obsessed with secretive Marvel chairman Isaac “Ike” Perlmutter here, probably because he is so darned secretive. And for a while we’ve been reporting on the crazy lawsuit involving Ike’s Florida neighbor, Harold Peerenboom, who lives in the same super swanky West Palm Beach FL condo development. The details of […]
In a wide ranging interview with THR to reflect his being named the most powerful person in Hollywood, Disney’s CEO Bob Iger was asked about his relationship with Marvel’s Ike Perlmutter: and the state of the relationship is good, we’re told. How’s your relationship with Marvel CEO Ike Perlmutter these days? My relationship with Ike […]
Do you like a mystery? I thought so! Here’s a good one. If you ask anyone around the Hollywood water cooler about who is the envy of tinsel town, most people would say it’s Marvel Studios head Kevin Feige. His handling of the Marvel Cinematic Universe has been little short of genius from a box office perspective, taking obscure properties like Guardians of the Galaxy and making them household names, and boosting even mediocre material like Ant-Man to “Hey that was really fun!” reactions. But is this true?
Five years ago, I was told that far from retiring with his $1 billion in profits from selling Marvel to Disney, Marvel CEO Isaac Perlmutter was actually taking a more active involvement in running Marvel and hoping to bring his particularly effective brand of cost cutting to Disney itself. His influence was most felt in […]