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  • Twentieth Century Fox's Jim Gianopulos Leads Studio Through Rapidly Shifting Landscape, Uncertain Times

    Twentieth Century Fox chairman and CEO Jim Gianopulos doesn't have an easy job. It's hard enough to pick movies that connect with audiences. Today, studio chiefs like Gianopulos must navigate a rapidly shifting landscape where consumer demands, piracy...
  • 'How to Train Your Dragon 2′ Hits $500 Million at Global Box Office

    "How to Train Your Dragon 2" has flown beyond $500 million at the global box office, DreamWorks Animation said Thursday. The family film has racked up $170.6 million domestically and $331.2 million in foreign markets. It premiered Thursday in China,...
  • DreamWorks Animation appoints new chief financial officer

    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, the Los Angeles Times reported. Fazal Merchant, a former executive at DirecTV and Barclays Capital,  has been...
  • Rich Sullivan in Final Negotiations to Head to Bob Simonds' Studio

    Rich Sullivan, DreamWorks Animation's deputy chief financial officer, is said to be departing and heading to the still unnamed studio led by Robert Simonds, multiple sources close to both studios confirmed. Sullivan is expected to begin next month as...
  • DreamWorks Animation Taps Fazal Merchant as CFO

    LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - DreamWorks Animation has tapped Fazal Merchant as its new chief financial officer. He will replace current CFO Lew Coleman, who has taken on the role of vice chairman and has been tasked with helping the company grow its...
  • 'How to Train Your Dragon 2′ Tops Foreign Box Office After China Debut

    "How to Train Your Dragon 2" soared to the top of the foreign box office charts this weekend, picking up $37.7 million from 28 markets. The DreamWorks Animation sequel was powered by a strong debut in China, where the picture picked up $25.9 million....
  • Roku's First Streaming-Video TVs Ready to Hit U.S. Market

    For years, Apple has been rumored to be developing an integrated, Internet-connected HDTV designed to make streaming video the first input on the biggest screen in the house. But now Roku, maker of Internet-streaming video players that compete with Apple...
  • Fox's Jim Gianopulos Leads Studio Through Uncertain Times

    LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - Twentieth Century Fox chairman and CEO Jim Gianopulos doesn't have an easy job. It's hard enough to pick movies that connect with audiences. Today, studio chiefs like Gianopulos must navigate a rapidly shifting landscape where...
  • 'How to Train Your Dragon 2' tops China box office

    'How to Train Your Dragon 2' tops China box office
    Dragons are considered auspicious in China, and DreamWorks Animation indeed found fortune last week with “How to Train Your Dragon 2.” The cartoon sequel breathed some fire into the mainland box office, earning $27.1 million in its first...
  • 'Noah's Ark' Animated Movie Draws 'Kung Fu Panda' Director

    LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - Unified Pictures has tapped John Stevenson ("Kung Fu Panda") to direct its CG-animated feature inspired by "Noah's Ark," slated for completion in 2016. The animated comedy adventure tells the story from the point of view of...
  • Theater Surprises 'Guardians of the Galaxy' Fans with Wrong 'Guardians' Movie

    Fans of "Guardians of the Galaxy" were surprised to find themselves watching "Rise of the Guardians" instead of the new Marvel film Thursday night. Regal Entertainment Group remained silent on its mishap, which caught moviegoers at two different theaters...