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Jeffrey Katzenberg To Receive National Arts Medal

23rd July 2014

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...

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Jeffrey Katzenberg Given Top French Honour In Cannes

18th May 2014

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,...

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Rihanna To Release Concept Album Based On Dreamworks Animation

27th February 2014

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'...

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

20th November 2013

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...

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Rihanna To Become Family Friendly?

22nd October 2013

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...

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

By Jack de Aguilar | 10th October 2013

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...

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Croods Lifts Dreamworks Animation

1st August 2013

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...

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Netflix Buys More Originals -- This Time From Dreamworks Animation

17th June 2013

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...

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

10th June 2013

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...

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Dreamworks Animation Pays $33 Million For Awesomenesstv

2nd May 2013

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,...

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Nicolas Cage Was Too Vain For Shrek

12th March 2013

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...

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Dreamworks Animation Turbocharges Its July Release

13th February 2013

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...

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Dreamworks Animation Teeters

7th February 2013

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...

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

By Michael West | 3rd December 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...

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

By Joe Wilde | 2nd December 2012

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...

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Jeffrey Katzenberg Picks Up Early Oscars Honour

2nd December 2012

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...

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

By Contributor | 5th November 2012

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...

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Dreamworks Animation To Launch Its Own Cable Network

2nd November 2012

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...

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Dreamworks Animation To Launch Its Own Cable Network

2nd November 2012

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...

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Dreamworks Animation Chairman Quits Post

By Jack de Aguilar | 25th October 2012

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...

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Steven Spielberg And Dreamworks Partners Donate $90 Million To Charity

16th October 2012

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...

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2012 Honorary Oscars Snubs Actors In Favor Of Industry Insiders

6th September 2012

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...

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Geffen Another New Movie Studio? Impossible.

24th July 2012

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...

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

18th May 2012

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...

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Baron-cohen's The Dictator Blitzes Theater Owners

24th April 2012

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...

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Jack Black, Cameron Diaz And Banderas To Honour Producer Katzenberg

16th April 2012

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...

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China Institutes New Open-door Policy Towards Hollywood

20th February 2012

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...

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Motion Picture Fund Nursing Home Now Seems Out Of Danger

26th January 2012

"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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Netflix Kicked While It's Down

26th September 2011

Netflix rivals are ganging up on the leading online movie renter, following a string of PR debacles that have pummeled the price of its shares over the past month. This morning, Amazon chief Jeff Bezos...

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Did Katzenberg Hit Paramount With Surprise Kung Fu Chop?

2nd August 2011

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...

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