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UPI Almanac for Saturday, Dec. 21, 2013.
By United Press International
Sumner Redstone donates $20M to Motion Picture & Television Fund

Sumner Redstone donates $20M to Motion Picture & Television Fund

WOODLAND HILLS, Calif., Dec. 4 (UPI) -- The Sumner M. Redstone Charitable Foundation said Tuesday it has made a $20 million gift to Hollywood's Motion Picture & Television Fund Campaign.
'Turbo' series to premiere on Netflix Dec. 24

'Turbo' series to premiere on Netflix Dec. 24

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 3 (UPI) -- The first five episodes of the U.S. animated series "Turbo FAST" will be available to stream on Netflix Dec. 24, the company announced Tuesday.
Welcome to Hollywood! Obama lauds entertainment industry

Welcome to Hollywood! Obama lauds entertainment industry

GLENDALE, Calif., Nov. 26 (UPI) -- The America dream Hollywood portrays on big and small screens -- a place where hard work will yield success -- is real life, President Obama said Tuesday.
Spielberg and Katzenberg donate $10M each to Academy Museum fund

Spielberg and Katzenberg donate $10M each to Academy Museum fund

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., Nov. 20 (UPI) -- Jeffrey Katzenberg and Steven Spielberg have each donated $10 million to the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures in Los Angeles.
McConnell Democratic challenger gets Hollywood backing

McConnell Democratic challenger gets Hollywood backing

FRANKFORT, Ky., Sept. 12 (UPI) -- A Hollywood producer has billed Alison Lundergan Grimes' bid to be the Democrat to unseat Mitch McConnell as the most important race of the 2014 election.
New DreamWorks Animation shows to air on Netflix

New DreamWorks Animation shows to air on Netflix

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., June 17 (UPI) -- Netflix and DreamWorks Animation say they are collaborating on new TV shows from the creators of the Hollywood hits "Shrek," "Madagascar" and "Kung Fu Panda."
A-list comes to Washington for White House Correspondents Dinner

A-list comes to Washington for White House Correspondents Dinner

WASHINGTON, April 27 (UPI) -- Politics, entertainment and the news media blended in Washington Saturday for what has become called the nerd prom, the White House Correspondents' Dinner.
'Croods' star Cage says he was once in talks to play Shrek

'Croods' star Cage says he was once in talks to play Shrek

NEW YORK, March 9 (UPI) -- Hollywood actor Nicolas Cage says he was once in talks with DreamWorks Animation to play the grumpy green ogre in the "Shrek" film franchise, but the role didn't suit him.
KAREN BUTLER, United Press International
Netflix, DreamWorks team up for kids' show

Netflix, DreamWorks team up for kids' show

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 12 (UPI) -- An animated show based on DreamWorks' upcoming film "Turbo" will be the first Netflix Original Series for kids, the U.S. companies said Tuesday.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Friday, Dec. 21, 2012.
By United Press International
Spielberg donates $30M to MPTF

Spielberg donates $30M to MPTF

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 16 (UPI) -- DreamWorks SKG founders Steven Spielberg, Jeffrey Katzenberg and David Geffen are each donating $30 million to Hollywood's Motion Picture & Television Fund.
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Stars line up for Eddie Murphy salute

Stars line up for Eddie Murphy salute

NEW YORK, Oct. 11 (UPI) -- Chris Rock, Samuel L. Jackson and Tracy Morgan are to appear in "Eddie Murphy: One Night Only," a tribute to be taped in Los Angeles next month, Spike TV said.

DreamWorks Animation signs deal with Fox

GLENDALE, Calif., Aug. 20 (UPI) -- The U.S. animator behind the "Shrek," "Madagascar" and "Kung Fu Panda" franchises signed a deal with 20th Century Fox to distribute its movies, it said Monday.
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American producer Jeffrey Katzenberg attends the premiere of "Kung Fu Panda" at Vue, Leicester Square in London on June 26, 2008. (UPI Photo/Rune Hellestad)
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Jeffrey Katzenberg (born December 21, 1950) is an American film producer and CEO of DreamWorks Animation. He is perhaps most famous for his period as chairman of The Walt Disney Company's film division, and for producing DreamWorks animated films such as Shrek, Antz, The Prince of Egypt, Madagascar, Over the Hedge, Kung Fu Panda, Monsters vs. Aliens, How to Train Your Dragon, Megamind, and Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron.

Katzenberg tried being a talent agent briefly, but in 1975 ended up as an assistant to Barry Diller, the Chairman of Paramount Pictures. Diller moved Katzenberg to the marketing department and then the television division where Katzenberg was assigned to revive the Star Trek franchise. He was successful with Star Trek: The Motion Picture (1979). He continued to work his way up and became President of Production under Chief Operating Officer (COO) Michael Eisner.

In 1984, Michael Eisner became Chief Executive Officer (CEO) at The Walt Disney Company. Eisner brought Katzenberg with him to take charge of Disney’s motion picture divisions. As the studio head, Katzenberg was responsible for turning the studio around. He first had the studio focus on the production of adult-oriented comedies under its Touchstone Pictures banner, including films such as Down and Out in Beverly Hills (1986), Three Men and a Baby (1987), and the "Ernest" series.

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