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Gary Marsh is leaving his executive suite following a 33-year career with Disney. The former Disney Channel topper, who was promoted last year to president and chief creative officer of Disney Branded Television, is stepping down from the post to launch a production company. Marsh, who extended his contract with Disney in 2020, is said […]The former Disney Channel topper, who was promoted last year to president and chief creative officer of Disney Branded Television, is stepping down from the post to launch a production company. Marsh, who extended his contract with Disney in 2020, is said to have expressed his desire to move on more than two years ago.
Multiple transstaffers and allies are set to participate in a virtual walkout on Wednesday afternoon to protest Netflix co-CEO and chief content officer ’ of ’s latest comedy special, The Closer.
During the virtual walkout, the participating staffers will not do any work for Netflix and instead engage in content that does support the trans community and donate to charities. The walkout coincides with a, organized by the activist Ashlee Marie Preston, that relocated to Netflix’s office on Vine St. to accommodate more people, that begins on Wednesday morning.
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ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Applying to be one of the first workers at Walt Disney World, high school graduate George Kalogridis made a split-second decision that set the course for his life: he picked a room where prospective hotel workers were being hired. Chuck Milam got a tip about a job opening from a transplanted Disney executive whose new house he was landscaping. Earliene Anderson jumped at the chance to take a job at the new Disney theme park in Florida, having fallen in love with the beauty of Disneyland in California during a trip two years earlier.
Speaking with a group of reporters ahead of the rally, Preston said the gathering was meant to show solidarity with Netflix’s trans staffers. “It’s violent to make members of the transgender community who work for your company participate in the oppression of their own community, and we’re here to disrupt that and stand in solidarity with the employees,” she said.
Talent like Jonathan Van Ness, Angelica Ross, Jameela Jamil and Colton Haynes also participated in a video, released on Wednesday ahead of the rally, to show their support for Netflix’s trans staffers.
Following the walkout and rally, trans Netflix staffers and allies are expected to send a letter of requests to Sarandos detailing changes they want to see in how Netflix supports trans and non-binary talent and how it approaches shows that may contain transphobic, misogynistic, homophobic or otherwise harmful content.
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Sarah Daniels, 32, from Florida, has more than 65,000 followers on her TikTok account, where she fields questions about her time as a Disney character.Sarah Daniels, 32, from Florida, has more than 65,000 followers on her TikTok account, where she fields questions from fans who want to know everything about the nearly 12 years she spent with the company.
Netflix’s trans employee resource group is asking Netflix to create a fund for non-binary and trans talent, revise internal processes for reviewing potentially harmful content, add disclaimers on shows with transphobic content and acknowledge the harm Netflix has caused to the trans community, and particularly the Black trans community, according to a copy of the letter.
Other requests include creating a fund for trans and non-binary talent both above and below the line, increasing the Trans* employee resource group’s involvement in conversations about potentially harmful content and recruiting trans, especially trans BIPOC, people for executive positions at Netflix.
“We are employees, but we are members, too,” the letter said, according to The Verge. “We believe that this Company can and must do better in our quest to entertain the world, and that the way forward must include more diverse voices in order to avoid causing more harm.”
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But, Sarandos said he still supports keeping the Chappelle special on Netflix and doesn’t believe it would be “appropriate” to add a disclaimer to the show flagging potentially harmful comments.
“When we think about this challenge we have to entertain the world, part of that challenge means that you’ve got audiences with various taste, various sensibilities, various beliefs. You really can’t please everybody or the content would be pretty dull,” Sarandos said. “I do think that the inclusion of the special on Netflix is consistent with our comedy offering, it’s consistent with Dave Chappelle’s comedy brand and this is … one of those times when there’s something on Netflix that you’re not going to like.”
Ahead of the walkout, Netflix issued a statement to acknowledge the “deep hurt that’s been caused.”
“We value our trans colleagues and allies, and understand the deep hurt that’s been caused,” a Netflix spokesperson said. “We respect the decision of any employee who chooses to walk out, and recognize we have much more work to do both within Netflix and in our content.”
Why you need to make matching T-shirts for your next group trip to Disney .
Chances are, if you’ve visited Disney in recent years, you’ve seen them. Those matching Disney T-shirts for groups — a pervasive trend that comes in endless incarnations and doesn’t appear to be going anywhere, particularly with the ongoing popularity of multigenerational travel. They’re usually festooned with some version of a castle silhouette, Mickey ears or …Those matching Disney T-shirts for groups — a pervasive trend that comes in endless incarnations and doesn’t appear to be going anywhere, particularly with the ongoing popularity of multigenerational travel.