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Dreamworks Stock Plumets After Job Cuts And Limited Line-up Announcement

Despite Dreamworks Animation’s big releases from 2014 – such as How to Train Your Dragon 2 and Penguins of Madagascar – the studio isn’t doing all that well financially. According to the Hollywood Reporter, the...

Is Dreamworks Animation About To Be Bought By A Japanese Company For $3.4 Billion?

DreamWorks Animation could be on the verge of being bought by Japanese conglomerate SoftBank, for the hefty price of $3.4 billion, it has been reported. DreamWork's Mr Peabody and ShermanThe Hollywood Reporter writes that “a...

Jeffrey Katzenberg To Receive National Arts Medal

Movie producer Jeffrey Katzenberg is set to become the first film executive to receive a National Arts Medal from the U.S. National Endowment for the Arts.The DreamWorks Animation executive, producer of franchises such as Shrek...

Jeffrey Katzenberg Given Top French Honour In Cannes

Movie producer Jeffrey Katzenberg was awarded France's highest cultural honour at the Cannes Film Festival on Saturday (17May14).The DreamWorks Animation executive, producer of franchises such as Shrek and Disney hits The Little Mermaid and Aladdin,...

Rihanna To Release Concept Album Based On Dreamworks Animation

Rihanna is working on a concept album for new animated film 'Home'.The superstar's next record will be entirely inspired by the new 3D DreamWorks Animation movie, in which she voices a teenager called Gratuity 'Tip'...

Steven Spielberg & Jeffrey Katzenberg Donate $20 Million To Academy Museum

Steven Spielberg and his Dreamworks partner Jeffrey Katzenberg have given officials at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences an early Christmas gift - a $20 million (£13.3 million) donation.The movie moguls have each...

Rihanna To Become Family Friendly?

Rihanna is being asked to tone down her image so she can be made into a cartoon character. The 'Stay' singer is being sought by DreamWorks Animation studios, who want to make a character out...

If Jeffrey Katzenberg Had His Way, Breaking Bad Would Still Be Going

Luckily, for true fans of Breaking Bad, Vince Gilligan and his trusty team shored up the plot without any real room for interpretation in the finale of Breaking Bad. But if things has gone Jeffrey...

Croods Lifts Dreamworks Animation

DreamWorks Animation saw its profit soar a whopping 73 percent during the second quarter thanks to strong ticket sales for The Croods, which took in $584 million worldwide. That result no doubt buoyed enthusiasm for...

Netflix Buys More Originals -- This Time From Dreamworks Animation

In what appears to be an accelerating race among video streaming service to see who can offer the most original programs, Netflix announced today (Monday) that it had signed a mult-year deal with DreamWorks Animation...

Katzenberg's Tibet Film Won't Be Controversial, He Maintains

Mention Tibet and the image of the exiled Dalai Lama and the brutal suppression of Buddhist protesters comes to mind, but Jeffrey Katzenberg apparently believes he has found a way to skirt the controversy with...

Dreamworks Animation Pays $33 Million For Awesomenesstv

DreamWorks Animation is paying $33 million in cash -- and possibly a lot more if certain performance objectives are met -- for the little-known (unless you are a teenager) AwesomenessTV, a collection of talk shows,...

Nicolas Cage Was Too Vain For Shrek

Nicolas Cage turned down the role of 'Shrek' because he was too vain.The 49-year-old actor is friends with studio chief Jeffrey Katzenberg and was initially asked to voice the friendly green ogre - the role...

Dreamworks Animation Turbocharges Its July Release

DreamWorks Animation will get double duty out of its forthcoming theatrical release Turbo, due out in July. On Tuesday, it announced that it will create an animated series for Netflix, Turbo: F.A.S.T., that will become...

Dreamworks Animation Teeters

The studio that brought you Shrek had a day on Wall Street that could be likened to dreck. Stock in DreamWorks Animation tumbled 3.8 percent to $16.75 -- a tad above its 52-week low of...

Tom Hanks And Will Smith Team Up At Governor's Awards 2012

It's been a relatively quiet year for both Tom Hanks and Will Smith, though both teamed up for the Governor's Awards 2012 on Saturday evening (December 1, 2012). Producers of the show had enlisted the...

Governors Awards 2012 See Steven Spielberg And Jeffrey Katzenberg Attend Star-studded Event

This years Governors Awards saw one heck of a turn out in terms of famous faces, with honouree Jeffrey Katzenberg and Academy Award-winning director Steven Spielberg just two of the big names in attendance at...

Jeffrey Katzenberg Picks Up Early Oscars Honour

Movie producer Jeffrey Katzenberg was presented with the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences' coveted Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award in Los Angeles on Saturday night (01Dec12).The DreamWorks executive, best known for producing animated franchises...

The Rise Of The Guardians Takes Center Stage At The Afi Film Festival (Photos)

The cast of The Rise Of The Guardians [L-R] Jeffrey Katzenberg, Nancy Bernstein, Peter Ramsey, Christina Steinberg and Alec BaldwinThe cast of The Rise Of The Guardians were out in force at the AFI Festival...

Dreamworks Animation To Launch Its Own Cable Network

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...

Dreamworks Animation To Launch Its Own Cable Network

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...

Dreamworks Animation Chairman Quits Post

DreamWorks Animation, the studio behind the animated franchises Shrek and Madagascar, have lost their chairman of eight years. Roger Enrico has resigned from the board of directors, The Los Angeles Times reports. Enrico, 67, has...

Steven Spielberg And Dreamworks Partners Donate $90 Million To Charity

Hollywood moguls Steven Spielberg, Jeffrey Katzenberg and David Geffen have each donated $30 million (£18.75 million) to the Motion Picture & Television Fund Campaign to aid the elderly.The DreamWorks Skg founders have made the huge...

2012 Honorary Oscars Snubs Actors In Favor Of Industry Insiders

This year's honorary Oscars list has overlooked veteran actors in favor of industry insiders such as George Stevens Jr., who helped to found the American Film Institute. Yesterday, the Academy's Board of Governors announced the...

Geffen Another New Movie Studio? Impossible.

David Geffen, who was once one of the most powerful figures in Hollywood -- he was already a billionaire several times over from his music business when he cofounded DreamWorks with Steven Spielberg and Jeffrey...

Jaden Smith Tried Desperately To Get Song In Mum's New Film

Actor-turned-rapper Jaden Smith was desperate to use his mother Jada Pinkett Smith's new Madagascar movie to boost his music career and begged her to convince studio boss Jeffrey Katzenberg to include one of his new...

Baron-cohen's The Dictator Blitzes Theater Owners

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...

Jack Black, Cameron Diaz And Banderas To Honour Producer Katzenberg

Actors Jack Black, Cameron Diaz and Antonio Banderas are joining forces to honour film producer Jeffrey Katzenberg during a star-studded gala in Las Vegas later this month (Apr12).The DreamWorks Animation Ceo has been selected as...

China Institutes New Open-door Policy Towards Hollywood

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...

Motion Picture Fund Nursing Home Now Seems Out Of Danger

"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...

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