August 20, 2012 |
In a Monday news conference, DreamWorks Animation Chief Executive Jeffrey Katzenberg discussed his company's just-completed distribution deal with Twentieth Century Fox, and praised Fox chairmen Jim Gianopulos and Tom Rothman for building a “world-class distribution team” and singled out Fox's strong relationships with large retailers that are critical to selling movie merchandise. “I'm confident that Fox's world-class experience and global resources will allow our films to reach the fullest potential over the next five years,” Katzenberg said.
March 5, 2012 |
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.
February 24, 2012 |
The Motion Picture & Television Fund has launched a Hollywood fundraising campaign to generate $350 million in support for the charity and its nursing home that was once slated to close. On Thursday the fund announced that DreamWorks Animation Chief Executive Jeffrey Katzenberg had already helped secure more than $200 million in pledges and donations that include his own contribution and those of Tom Cruise, Steven Spielberg, Steve Bing, Casey Wasserman and George Clooney. Katzenberg and Clooney are spearheading the campaign efforts.
January 19, 2012 |
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.
July 27, 2011 |
In public comments accompanying DreamWorks Animation SKG Inc.'s second-quarter financial results, Chief Executive Jeffrey Katzenberg punted questions about the company's uncertain future with distributor Paramount Pictures and a pending deal with Netflix Inc., focusing instead on the soft domestic performance of "Kung Fu Panda 2" and the future of 3-D. His statements came as the Glendale studio reported sales of $218.3 million, well above most...
March 31, 2011 |
Even in the distant future in a galaxy far, far away, there will still be movie theaters. "Star Wars" filmmaker George Lucas, a pioneer in digital technology, offered an impassioned show of support for a century-old institution: the movie theater. "What you bring to the table is a great venue," Lucas told an enthusiastic group of theater owners Wednesday in Las Vegas. "Movie theaters represent a social art form you can't get on an iPhone and you can't get on the TV.... Man is a social animal — we want to enjoy things together.
December 19, 2010 |
There's no better proving ground for testing a friendship than by starting a restaurant and movie studio together from scratch. At least, that's what Steven Spielberg said before he presented the Ambassadors of Humanity award to his friend and business partner, Jeffrey Katzenberg, at a fundraiser for the USC Shoah Foundation Institute at Hollywood & Highland's Grand Ballroom. Spielberg noted that the movie studio, DreamWorks, is flourishing, "while the other one, Dive, stayed true to its name and went under.
May 6, 2010 |
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.
April 22, 2010 |
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.
January 17, 2010 |
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.