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July 16, 1999
In reference to the settlement of the Jeffrey Katzenberg/Michael Eisner disagreement (July 8): A settlement of that amount [analysts speculate between $250 million and $275 million] to one man is obscene and my hope is that he plans on giving most of it away to people who can use it. It's my belief that at some point, your work or the deal you make should stop making you money or, better, the money you make should go not to you, your relatives or cronies, but somewhere where it's really needed.
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April 18, 2014 | By Steven Zeitchik
The Cannes Film Festival can certainly welcome, and boost, movies that aim to be Academy Awards players - the festival has premiered at least one best picture nominee in four of the last five years, including "Nebraska" in 2013. But as it made clear when it announced this year's official selection Thursday, Cannes also operates independently from the awards machinery of its late-summer and early-fall counterparts, emphasizing such things as returning directors and dues-paying. As festival director Thierry Fremaux announced this year's selections at a Paris news conference, the returnees were much in evidence.
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ENTERTAINMENT
December 2, 2012 | By Nicole Sperling
They all talk about the phone calls - Will Smith, Steven Spielberg, Tom Hanks. What binds them is the relentless prodding they've all received from Hollywood's most bullish fundraiser, Jeffrey Katzenberg. At the fourth-annual Governors Awards, inside the Ray Dolby Ballroom on Saturday night at the Hollywood & Highland Center, Katzenberg was about to receive the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award for his many philanthropic efforts. American Film Institute founding director George Stevens Jr., stuntman and director Hal Needham and documentary filmmaker D.A. Pennebaker also received honorary Oscars.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 13, 2014 | By Richard Verrier
A year ago, DreamWorks Animation Chief Executive Jeffrey Katzenberg trekked to the Bay Area headquarters of YouTube to pitch an idea to his counterpart, Salar Kamangar. "I said to them, I love the things they are doing with YouTube in terms of building out the platform and encouraging user generated content," Katzenberg said. "But as a user, I felt the one thing that was very challenging is ... there's hundreds of hours of programming being uploaded every minute. It's inconsumable and unnavigable and, as a user, it was getting harder and harder for me to know what I should be watching.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 13, 2014 | By Richard Verrier
A year ago, DreamWorks Animation Chief Executive Jeffrey Katzenberg trekked to the Bay Area headquarters of YouTube to pitch an idea to his counterpart, Salar Kamangar. "I said to them, I love the things they are doing with YouTube in terms of building out the platform and encouraging user generated content," Katzenberg said. "But as a user, I felt the one thing that was very challenging is ... there's hundreds of hours of programming being uploaded every minute. It's inconsumable and unnavigable and, as a user, it was getting harder and harder for me to know what I should be watching.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 7, 2013 | By Ryan Faughnder
Wonder what President Obama thought of "Turbo"? After his Tuesday night appearance on “The Tonight Show With Jay Leno,” Obama met for dinner with a longtime friend and Democratic donor, DreamWorks Animation SKG Chief Executive Jeffrey Katzenberg. The two dined alone at the Hilton Woodland Hills, the president's hotel, according to the White House pool report Wednesday. PHOTOS: Celebrities by The Times White House Press Secretary Jay Carney declined to say who picked up the check, the pool report said.
BUSINESS
January 19, 2012 | By Lauren Beale, Los Angeles Times
Dreamworks Animation Chief Executive Jeffrey Katzenberg has listed a mansion in Beverly Hills at $9.4 million. The contemporary Mediterranean, built in 1985, occupies a half-acre lot with a two-bedroom guesthouse, a swimming pool and a cabana. The 9,200-square-foot house features a two-story foyer, a library with a wet bar, a theater with a wet bar, a gym and four en suite bedrooms for a total of five bedrooms and six bathrooms. Katzenberg, 61, owns another Beverly Hills estate that he bought in 2009 for $35 million.
BUSINESS
March 5, 2012 | By Lauren Beale, Los Angeles Times
DreamWorks Animation Chief Executive Jeffrey Katzenberg has sold a mansion in Beverly Hills for $9,283,453. The contemporary Mediterranean, built in 1985, sits on a half-acre with a two-story guesthouse, a swimming pool and a cabana with a kitchenette. The 9,173-square-foot house features a two-story-tall foyer, a step-down living room, a library with a wet bar, a theater with a wet bar, a gym and four en suite bedrooms for a total of five bedrooms and six bathrooms. DreamWorks, which created the "Shrek" movies, recently announced plans to open a studio in Shanghai.
BUSINESS
May 29, 1999 | JAMES BATES JAMES BATES..BD: TIMES STAFF WRITER
The future value of the movies and TV shows created at Walt Disney Co. during the 10 years Jeffrey Katzenberg ran its studio is either in Tomorrowland or Fantasyland, depending on whom you believe. With the next phase of Katzenberg's breach-of-contract claim against Disney starting Tuesday, the two sides are a whopping $440 million apart in what they believe Katzenberg deserves for the final bonus Disney owed him after he left the company in 1994, according to court filings.
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January 17, 2010 | By Ellen Olivier
When Jeffrey Katzenberg and Diane Nelson hosted the premiere of " Before I Forget," the film of Kirk Douglas' recent one-man show, more than 400 well-wishers turned up at the Writers Guild Theater in Beverly Hills. Among those at the Wednesday event, held to raise awareness of the Motion Picture & Television Fund, were Jon Hamm of "Mad Men" and Jennifer Westfeldt, writer and co-producer of "Kissing Jessica Stein." Hamm said he came to support the fund and besides that, "It's Kirk Douglas.
NEWS
November 26, 2013 | By Kate Linthicum
This is the presidential life, Southern California style: Alien invasions. Banjo-playing actors. Threats to animate the next State of the Union address. President Obama dropped into DreamWorks Animation in Glendale on Tuesday, on the second day of statewide swing dedicated largely to fund-raising. Before delivering a speech to employees, he was treated to a VIP tour by the company's chief executive, Jeffrey Katzenberg, a top Obama fund-raiser. At one point they watched as actors Steve Martin and Jim Parsons recorded lines for the studio's upcoming alien invasion film, "Home.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 25, 2013 | By Times staff writers
President Obama arrived in Los Angeles on Monday evening for a quick trip that includes appearances at three fundraisers and a tour of DreamWorks Animation SKG. Just after 5:30 p.m., the president stepped off Air Force One at Los Angeles International Airport, jogged down the stairs and promptly boarded the Marine One helicopter that shuttled him to the Westside. Local televsion news stations showed the president waving as he exited Air Force One.  Obama was to appear at two fundraisers Monday night to benefit Democrats running for Congress and the Senate.
NEWS
November 25, 2013 | By Kate Linthicum and Cathleen Decker
In the embrace of loyal supporters at twin Beverly Hills fundraisers, President Obama on Monday night defended his troubled healthcare plan and cast his administration as one that has defended “those ideas that built this country.” “When I talk about the Affordable Care Act, all the fighting that we've been having to do, it's not just a matter of dollars and cents and why it's good for the economy to make sure that people aren't going to...
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 25, 2013 | By Kate Linthicum
President Obama is scheduled to arrive in Los Angeles on Monday afternoon for a quick trip that includes appearances at three fundraisers and a tour of DreamWorks Animation SKG. On Monday night, Obama is to appear at two fundraisers to benefit Democrats running for Congress and the Senate. He will attend the first, a reception at the Beverly Hills home of Earvin "Magic" Johnson, along with Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and Sen. Harry Reid (D-Nev.). The second event is a dinner at the home of Israeli American billionaire Haim Saban.
NEWS
October 9, 2013 | By Seema Mehta
A super PAC that is pushing Hillary Rodham Clinton to run for president in 2016 is planning to hold a fundraiser in Los Angeles in November, days before she comes to the area to accept a set of awards. “Ready for Hillary” is to hold its event on Nov. 6 at the Exchange in downtown Los Angeles, with the goal of drawing 500 people and raising at least $12,000, said Michael Trujillo, an unpaid senior advisor who worked on Clinton's unsuccessful White House bid in 2008. The goal, he said, is the largest pro-Clinton small-donor fundraising effort for the super PAC, which is forbidden by law from coordinating with a candidate.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 5, 2013 | By John Horn
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will honor actress Angelina Jolie with its Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award, a coveted honor given to people "whose humanitarian efforts have brought credit to the industry.” The academy also announced Thursday that it would give special honorary awards to Angela Lansbury, Steve Martin and veteran costume designer Piero Tosi. Once part of the annual Oscar telecast, the Governors Awards are now a separate event. The fifth-annual ceremony will occur on Nov. 16 at the Ray Dolby Ballroom at the Hollywood & Highland Center.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 6, 2010 | By John Lippman, Los Angeles Times Staff Writer
The 1990s were the financial apogee of Hollywood, a period when billions in fresh capital flowed into the coffers of the studios in the expectation that the world had an infinitely expanding need for American entertainment. With new cable networks launching to fill the multi-channel universe and huge multiplexes sprouting in shopping centers across the country, the demand for a steady supply of TV shows and movies to fill the pipeline was projected to be limitless. It was a happy time to be a movie producer.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 22, 2010 | By Glenn Whipp, Special to the Los Angeles Times
Did Mt. Olympus forget to pay the power bill? That was the question rippling through a recent screening of "Clash of the Titans" at Hollywood's ArcLight Theater. Many in the audience, which included several prominent critics reviewing the film, periodically removed their 3-D glasses, some ditching them altogether, because the movie's picture quality was so dark and murky. "Clash of the Titans" has performed well enough at the box office, earning more than $130 million domestically.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 7, 2013 | By Ryan Faughnder
Wonder what President Obama thought of "Turbo"? After his Tuesday night appearance on “The Tonight Show With Jay Leno,” Obama met for dinner with a longtime friend and Democratic donor, DreamWorks Animation SKG Chief Executive Jeffrey Katzenberg. The two dined alone at the Hilton Woodland Hills, the president's hotel, according to the White House pool report Wednesday. PHOTOS: Celebrities by The Times White House Press Secretary Jay Carney declined to say who picked up the check, the pool report said.
BUSINESS
August 1, 2013 | By Richard Verrier
With the help of some cavemen, DreamWorks Animation SKG Inc. delivered a stronger-than-anticipated profit in the second quarter. The Glendale studio reported net income of $22.2 million, or $0.26 a share, on revenue of $213.4 million during the quarter ended June 30. That's well above net income of $12.8 million, or $0.15, on revenue of $162.8 million, during the same period a year earlier. The results easily exceeded the 20 cents a share estimate analysts had predicted. PHOTOS: 2012 highest-paid media executives "DreamWorks Animation significantly outperformed in the second quarter, thanks primarily to 'The Croods' ' incredibly successful box-office run, where it has amassed $584 million worldwide to become the fifth-highest-grossing movie of the year," said Jeffrey Katzenberg, chief executive of DreamWorks Animation.
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