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Walt Disney is undergoing a major reorganization.

The company, on Monday, said that it’s reorganizing its media and entertainment businesses and named Kareem Daniel as Chairman, Media and Entertainment Distribution.

The company said in a news release the move would accelerate its direct-to-consumer strategy.

A newly centralized distribution group will oversee commercialization and distribution of all content globally.

Daniel will report to Bob Chapek, chief executive officer of Disney. “Kareem is an exceptionally talented, innovative and forward-looking leader, with a strong track record for developing and implementing successful global content distribution and commercialization strategies,” Chapek said in the statement.

Daniel has held leadership positions across a variety of businesses, including consumer products, games and interactive experiences, publishing, studio distribution, and Walt Disney Imagineering, according to the statement.

Content creation will be managed in three groups: Studios, General Entertainment and Sports. “The company’s three content groups will be responsible and accountable

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The creator of the original PlayStation console is back to make new machines, though they probably aren’t what you’d expect. Ken Kutaragi has moved from video games to robots, and he aims to help human workers with factory jobs.

Speaking to Bloomberg, Kutaragi explained that as CEO of Ascent Robotics, a company founded in 2016, he is not receiving a salary and wants to solve problems caused by the pandemic.

“The COVID-19 outbreak has turned the old argument about robots taking our jobs on its head,” he said. “It’s pretty clear now that if we want to arrive at a new normal, we need more and more robots in our daily lives.”

Increased automation has certainly been a concern across numerous industries, with machines taking the place of cashiers, assembly workers, and even cooks. With the pandemic putting peoples’ lives at risk, however, at least a temporary increase in automation

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Outdoor Dining, Socially-Distant Exhibits, and Wellness Series Included in List of Upcoming Events.

Bethel Woods Releases Fall Programming Focused On Coming Together While Apart

Nonprofit cultural organization Bethel Woods Center for the Arts opened its museum doors mid-July, and today announced a full calendar of programming through the fall at the historic site of the 1969 Woodstock festival. Collaborating with local partners, events will continue to emphasize The Center’s commitment to health, wellness, and shared experiences, despite circumstances changing a typical programming schedule.

The expansion of the Big Eddy Film Festival brings two nights of film screenings to the Center’s outdoor, picturesque Terrace Stage. Produced by Delaware Valley Arts Alliance of Narrowsburg, NY (DVAA), the Big Eddy Film Festival aims to advance the traditional art of storytelling by showing the newest and best independent films from around the world and the local area. “Now more than ever, we value collaboration and partnerships with neighboring organizations that seek to provide opportunities for

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