DreamWorks Animation taps Disney vet

DreamWorks Animation taps Disney vet

GLENDALE, Calif., Oct. 25 (UPI) -- DreamWorks Animation has retained Disney veteran Chuck Viane as a consultant to shape the company's future distribution strategy.
Netflix, DreamWorks ink new deal

Netflix, DreamWorks ink new deal

LOS GATOS, Calif., Sept. 26 (UPI) -- U.S. video and movie giant Netflix and DreamWorks Animation SKG said Monday they have signed a new multi-year licensing agreement.
Hilton and Katzenberg break up

Hilton and Katzenberg break up

NEW YORK, July 29 (UPI) -- U.S. hotel heiress Nicky Hilton and her producer boyfriend David Katzenberg have broken up after dating for about four years, sources told the New York Post.
Shoah Foundation to honor Katzenberg

Shoah Foundation to honor Katzenberg

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 12 (UPI) -- Steven Spielberg is to present U.S. producer and philanthropist Jeffrey Katzenberg with the USC Shoah Foundation Institute's Ambassadors for Humanity Award.
Howard, Grazer to get humanitarian award

Howard, Grazer to get humanitarian award

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., May 5 (UPI) -- The Simon Wiesenthal Center says it plans to present film director Ron Howard and producer Brian Grazer with its 2010 Humanitarian Award.
TBS to air 'Neighbors' comedy cartoon

TBS to air 'Neighbors' comedy cartoon

LOS ANGELES, April 15 (UPI) -- The U.S. cable TV network TBS says it has OK'd a new animated comedy series called "Neighbors from Hell."
'Kung Fu Panda' sequel on its way

'Kung Fu Panda' sequel on its way

GLENDALE, Calif., Oct. 2 (UPI) -- A sequel to the animated hit "Kung Fu Panda" is in the works, Hollywood's DreamWorks Animation SKG, Inc., announced.

DreamWorks moves up 3-D monster pic

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 20 (UPI) -- The release date for "Monsters vs. Aliens," DreamWorks Animation's first film produced in stereoscopic 3-D technology, has been moved up several weeks.

DreamWorks to cross $1B threshold in fall

LOS ANGELES, Calif., Aug. 9 (UPI) -- DreamWorks studio is mere weeks away from crossing the $1 billion threshold at the U.S. box office, more than a decade after bursting on the scene.

Obama war chest fattens in Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 21 (UPI) -- Democratic presidential hopeful U.S. Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., wrapped up his first California campaign with about $1 million more in his campaign coffers.

DreamWorks, Viacom deal still not dreamy

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 29 (UPI) -- Tensions among principals in the year-old Viacom acquisition of Los Angeles-based DreamWorks SKG's live-action studio remain evident, observers said.

'Shrek the Halls' on ABC

NEW YORK, Nov. 7 (UPI) -- ABC and DreamWorks Animation have teamed to produce a "Shrek" holiday special in December 2007 called "Shrek the Halls."

Nickelodeon to welcome film spin-offs

NEW YORK, Oct. 24 (UPI) -- The U.S. cable TV network, Nickelodeon, is working with DeamWorks Animation on a series based on the films "Madagascar" and "Kung Fu Panda."

Hollywood moguls endorse Schwarzenegger

HOLLYWOOD, Aug. 5 (UPI) -- Hollywood Democrats Steven Spielberg, Jeffrey Katzenberg and Haim Saban have endorsed Republican Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's bid for re-election.

Paramount gets new chief operating officer

LOS ANGELES, July 17 (UPI) -- Paramount Pictures in Los Angeles has selected Frederick Huntsberry, formerly of General Electric, as its new chief operating officer.

Steven Spielberg to make specialty films

LOS ANGELES, June 9 (UPI) -- Steven Spielberg says he may make specialty films that are lower-budgeted now that DreamWorks has been bought by Paramount.

Paramount to buy DreamWorks SKG

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 9 (UPI) -- Viacom Inc.'s Paramount Pictures has agreed to buy DreamWorks SKG, the storied California studio that has been seeking $1 billion to change hands.

NBC reportedly makes bid for DreamWorks

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 15 (UPI) -- NBC is making another offer to buy DreamWorks SKG, the Los Angeles Times reported.

DreamWorks announces 'Madagascar 2'

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 14 (UPI) -- DreamWorks Animation Wednesday announced it will produce a sequel to its computer-animated comedy "Madagascar."

Analysis: Prosperity after dot-com bust

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 6 (UPI) -- A good many ventures went down the tubes when the dot-com boom went bust, but "Happy Tree Friends" -- a series of demented animated comedy shorts -- has found p
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Film academy gives $5 million to charity

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., Nov. 22 (UPI) -- The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will donate $5 million to the Motion Picture and Television Fund, the academy announced Monday.

DreamWorks Animation proposes IPO

LOS ANGELES, July 21 (UPI) -- DreamWorks is planning an initial public offering of stock in its animation division, the company announced Wednesday.

Honors for Jeffrey Katzenberg

LOS ANGELES, May 27 (UPI) -- DreamWorks co-founder Jeffrey Katzenberg will be honored for excellence in filmmaking at Cinema Expo International in Amsterdam next month.

Banderas had fun in 'Shrek 2'

LOS ANGELES, May 23 (UPI) -- Antonio Banderas said in Los Angeles he loved the movie "Shrek" so much he agreed to be in the sequel before he knew what role DreamWorks wanted him to play.

Hollywood backs Kentucky candidate Clooney

CINCINNATI, April 18 (UPI) -- Nick Clooney, father of actor George Clooney, has attracted a lot of Hollywood money in his run to represent Northern Kentucky in Congress.
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