Tom Cruise hires away Disney film exec

Tom Cruise recently took over running the United Artist studios. Now he has scored one of Disney Studios top film executives to help him run it. Dennis Rice will be in charge of worldwide marketing and publicity, ie, what drives people to the theaters. At Disney Rice got his start at Miramax and later moved to Buena Vista Distributing where, among other films, he oversaw the release of Pirates Of The Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest. (Read)