Magazine article Screen International

Universal Rings Changes at Dreamworks Animation

Magazine article Screen International

Universal Rings Changes at Dreamworks Animation

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DreamWorks Animation president Ann Daly will leave the company after she serves as advisor during the transition. According to a regulatory filing this week she receives approximately $40m from cashing out her shares in DreamWorks.

Former DreamWorks Animation CEO Jeffrey Katzenberg, who it emerged this week receives more than $391m, will become chairman of DreamWorks new media, which will oversee NBCUniversal's ownership stakes in Awesomeness TV and technology company NOVA.

DreamWorks feature animation group joins Universal's portfolio of film labels and production partners and co-presidents of feature animation Bonnie Arnold and Mireille Soria will run it under the leadership of Universal Pictures chairman Donna Langley.

Head of animation TV Margie Cohn will lead the integrated DreamWorks and Universal television animation business, reporting to Universal Filmed Entertainment Group chairman JeffShell.

NBCUniversal brand development president Vince Klaseus will lead the combined Universal and DreamWorks Animation games, digital and consumer products organisation, reporting to Shell. …

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