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THE BEST PLACE TO WORK IN HOLLYWOOD

January 17, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

On Fortune magazine’s annual list of the nation’s 100 best employers, released today (Thursday), only one Hollywood studio was included: DreamWorks Animation. The Jeffrey Katzenberg-led company, with 2,350 employees, has made the list, which is compiled in cooperation with the Great Places to Work Institute, for the past five years. This year it ranked 12th, […]

DREAMWORKS ANIMATION TO LAUNCH ITS OWN CABLE NETWORK

November 2, 2012 by · 1 Comment 

The Disney Channel, Nickelodeon, and the Cartoon Network may soon have a new rival — a channel run by DreamWorks Animation. In a conference call on Thursday, DreamWorks Animation chief Jeffrey Katzenberg said that the company is in “active discussions” about launching its own cable network. In the meantime, DWA is busy selling TV shows […]

DREAMWORKS ANIMATION JUMPS FROM PARAMOUNT TO FOX

August 21, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

DreamWorks Animation has a new distributor: 20th Century Fox. The deal, which in effect unites Jeffrey Katzenberg’s studio with Fox’s Blue Skies division — its latest release, Ice Age: Continental Drift, has thus far earned $797.4 million worldwide — makes Fox an animation powerhouse. In a statement, Katzenberg said that his studio will benefit in […]

DREAMWORKS ANIMATION JOINS MASSIVE SHANGHAI PROJECT

August 8, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

DreamWorks Animation and its Chinese partners, unveiled plans in Shanghai today to produce the next Kung Fu Panda movie in China and to open an “entertainment destination” and production company to be called Oriental DreamWorks. Shanghai Daily reported that DreamWorks Animation and its Chinese partners, China Media Capital (CMC), the Shanghai Media Group and Shanghai […]

BARON-COHEN’S THE DICTATOR BLITZES THEATER OWNERS

April 24, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Sacha Baron-Cohen certainly knows how to promote his movies to maximum effect. His appearance in the garb of his title character in the upcoming The Dictator before the theater owners’ convention CinemaCon 2012 in Las Vegas Monday night managed to grab the attention of reporters in attendance, who seemed delighted to quote Cohen’s remarks extensively […]

CHINA INSTITUTES NEW OPEN-DOOR POLICY TOWARDS HOLLYWOOD

February 20, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

The visit of Chinese Vice President Xi Jinping to the U.S. ended on Friday with the surprise announcement that China would ease its restrictions on the number of foreign movies that it permits to be screened in the country and will raise the amount of ticket revenue that studios can receive. The deal raises to […]

MOTION PICTURE FUND NURSING HOME NOW SEEMS OUT OF DANGER

January 26, 2012 by · 1 Comment 

“It’s been long and it’s been hard and very difficult at times, but the good news is that the bad news is behind us,” said DreamWorks Animation chief Jeffrey Katzenberg in his role as chairman of the Motion Picture & Television Fund. Katzenberg was referring to the announcement that the MPTF nursing home, which was […]

DID KATZENBERG HIT PARAMOUNT WITH SURPRISE KUNG FU CHOP?

August 2, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Just days after DreamWorks Animation chief Jeffrey Katzenberg said that there was no reason for him to make an immediate decision on whether to renew his distribution agreement with Paramount since the current one doesn’t expire until 2013, DWA has reportedly made the decision. According to the Los Angeles Times, it has told Paramount that […]

KATZENBERG BLAMES HANGOVER FOR PANDA FALL

July 27, 2011 by · 1 Comment 

One might have supposed that the audiences for the raunchy comedy The Hangover: Part 2 and the family-friendly Kung Fu Panda 2 would be completely different. That apparently is also what DreamWorks Animation execs and chief Jeffrey Katzenberg supposed as well. But in reality, Katzenberg said during a conference call on Tuesday, when the films […]

RANGO GUNS DOWN RIVALS IN HOME VIDEO DEBUT

July 21, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Paramount may again have been thinking “Who needs DreamWorks Animation?” when its own home-grown Rango climbed to the top of the DVD and Blu-ray sales charts despite being in stores only two days last week. Moreover, according to Home Media, magazine, 46 percent of its sales were recorded for Blu-ray discs. Earlier this month Paramount […]

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