TV Upfronts

Despite the Writers Strike, Disney's Upfront Event Featured Several Big Names

Jimmy Kimmel was MIA, but Serena Williams, Kim Kardashian and Ryan Seacrest kept things star-studded

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In last year’s upfront event, Disney delivered on its promise of featuring more talent onstage than ever, with the likes of Samuel L. Jackson, Dwayne Johnson, Selena Gomez and more, making marketers marvel. And despite a writers strike keeping many celebs far from upfront stages this year, the company still managed to showcase several big names, including Serena Williams, Kim Kardashian and Marvel head Kevin Feige.

Thus far, the ongoing Writers Guild of America strike has made its presence known in nearly every upfront week presentation, with Warner Bros.



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