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  • DreamWorks Animation appoints new chief financial officer

    DreamWorks Animation has appointed a new chief financial officer, in the latest in a series of management changes at the Glendale studio. Fazal Merchant, a former executive at DirecTV and Barclays Capital,  has been tapped as the company's finance...
  • Jeffrey Katzenberg recalls Robin Williams' brilliance in 'Aladdin'

    Jeffrey Katzenberg recalls Robin Williams' brilliance in 'Aladdin'
    Robin Williams may have been best known for his roles in such as movies as “Good Morning, Vietnam,” “Dead Poets Society” and “Good Will Hunting.” But it was his turn as the fast-talking genie in the 1992 Disney...
  • DreamWorks Animation hires ex-Disney executive Mark Zoradi as COO

    DreamWorks Animation hires ex-Disney executive Mark Zoradi as COO
    DreamWorks Animation has promoted Ann Daly to company president and tapped former Disney executive Mark Zoradi as the studio's chief operating officer. The Glendale company behind the "Shrek," "Kung Fu Panda" and "Madagascar" movies said the...
  • Andy Spahn, Jennifer Gonring Partner in Newly Named Firm

    Andy Spahn, political and philanthropic consultant for clients including Jeffrey Katzenberg and Steven Spielberg, is changing the name of his firm to Gonring, Spahn & Associates, reflecting his partnership with Jennifer Gonring. Gonring, who has been CEO...
  • Carmel Film Festival to Screen 'Nightcrawler,' 'Whiplash'

    The Carmel International Film Festival has announced the lineup for its 6th edition, which includes Jake Gyllenhaal's "Nightcrawler," Tommy Lee Jones' "The Homesman" and Sundance winner "Whiplash." The film festival, running Oct. 15-19 in Carmel, Ca.,...
  • YouTube's Smosh Guys on Making Their First Movie: 'We Had to Learn How to Act'

    For YouTube stars Anthony Padilla and Ian Hecox -- proprietors of popular comedy channel Smosh -- embarking on a feature-length movie was worlds apart from their day jobs. The duo star in "The Smosh Movie," a madcap misadventure based on their YouTube...
  • Netflix Picks Up 'Popples' Kidvid Series to Debut in 2015

    Netflix is turning 1980s-era toy line Popples, a species of fluffy, multicolored bear/rabbit/marsupial-like creatures, into an original episodic animated series set to debut in late 2015 as it continues to beef up its lineup of children's programming....
  • Netflix Orders 'Winx Club' Spinoff, as Streamer Keeps Up Kidvid Splurge

    Netflix, in another move to bulk up on original children's programming, has ordered two seasons of "Winx Club WOW: World of Winx," a spinoff of the "Winx Club" Italian toon franchise, in which girls embark on magical journeys looking for talented kids....
  • Animated movies sing a happy tune

    Animated movies sing a happy tune
    Considered deeply uncool at one point, music from animated movies is back — and singing along is now not only OK for kids, it's something adults record themselves doing on their phones and share on YouTube. The boom in popular songs from...
  • DreamWorks Animation shares rise almost 30%

    Shares of DreamWorks Animation rose almost 30% on Monday after news of a proposed acquisition by Japanese telecommunications giant SoftBank Corp. SoftBank, which controls Sprint Corp. and recently dropped a bid to acquire T-Mobile, has offered to buy...
  • DreamWorks Animation sale could help it at box office, analysts say

    DreamWorks Animation has evolved from a fledgling studio into a $700-million-a-year multimedia powerhouse, but Wall Street analysts said Sunday that the proposed acquisition by Japanese telecommunications giant SoftBank Corp. could help the studio weather...