February 27, 2008 |
DreamWorks Animation SKG Inc. said Tuesday that it swung to a profit in the fourth quarter as revenue rose 42% from a year earlier, led by the blockbuster performance of "Shrek the Third." The Glendale-based company said net income rose to $94.1 million, or 98 cents a share, compared with a loss of $21.3 million, or 20 cents, a year earlier. Revenue reached $290.2 million. Analysts polled by Thomson Financial, on average, expected the company to post earnings of 72 cents a share on revenue of $277 million.
November 2, 2007 |
A Florida company that makes honey-based skin-care products filed a federal lawsuit Thursday against DreamWorks SKG and Paramount Pictures, alleging that their use of the slogan "Give Bees a Chance" to market Jerry Seinfeld's new animated comedy "Bee Movie" infringes on its trademarked slogan.
August 17, 2007 |
The unlikely friendship between Los Angeles Times columnist Steve Lopez and skid row musician Nathaniel Anthony Ayers is set to become a motion picture at DreamWorks SKG starring Oscar-winner Jamie Foxx as the musician.
July 14, 2007 |
While liberals of a certain age continue to bemoan the lack of protests and demonstrations against the Iraq war, in swoop Steven Spielberg and Aaron Sorkin to remind the nation about the politically tumultuous summer of 1968. Sorkin, the writer behind "The West Wing" and "Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip," has been hired by Spielberg's DreamWorks to draft three screenplays.
June 23, 2007 |
With every studio in Hollywood looking to tap into "Harry Potter" and "Chronicles of Narnia" fever, DreamWorks Studios is placing its bet on the magical "Children of the Lamp" series. DreamWorks has licensed the film rights to "Children of the Lamp," author P.B. Kerr's popular series of novels about globe-trotting twin tweens who learn that they are from a family of djinn, or genies, who pass for human but have the power to grant wishes.
May 5, 2007 |
Steven Spielberg has finally landed "The Lovely Bones." After years of pursuing the movie rights to Alice Sebold's 2004 bestseller, the DreamWorks SKG co-founder won a bidding war Friday to finance the movie, to be directed by Peter Jackson of "The Lord of the Rings" fame. This ends a weeklong negotiation. Three other major studios -- Sony Pictures, Universal Pictures and Warner Bros. -- also vied for the right to bankroll Jackson's next movie.
March 9, 2007 |
It was a quarter-century in the making, but then again, nothing is easy for cartoon heroes such as Tintin. Steven Spielberg's DreamWorks, a division of Viacom Inc., has committed to produce at least one movie about the adventures of the intrepid Belgian reporter, said Nick Rodwell, head of Moulinsart NV, Tintin's commercial studio in Brussels. "After 25 years, they finally said, 'OK, let's go,' " Rodwell said Thursday of the protracted talks with Spielberg.
January 29, 2007 |
Viacom Inc.'s year-old acquisition of DreamWorks SKG's live-action studio has been, at times, more of a nightmare than a dream. A year after David Geffen, Steven Spielberg and Jeffrey Katzenberg sold the studio for $1.6 billion to Viacom's Paramount Pictures, simmering tensions, backbiting and internal power plays between the co-founders and the new owner suggest a case of sellers' remorse. The self-described "Dream team" seems to be having trouble adjusting to its new home. And that comes as little surprise to Hollywood.
January 24, 2007 |
THE biggest winner in the Oscar nomination derby was also the biggest loser. And that left Hollywood buzzing about what derailed the "Dreamgirls" machine. The flashy Motown-inspired musical scored the most nominations (eight), but was shut out of the marquee races, notably best picture. The snub signaled a stunning blow for a $100-million film that was positioned by its producers, DreamWorks SKG and Paramount Pictures, as a major Oscar contender even while it was still in production.