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HONORS FOR HANKS, ANISTON, SPIELBERG
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CBS SENDS OUT 'WEDDING' INVITATIONS
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JODIE IN THE 'ZONE'?
PAT NASON, UPI Hollywood Reporter

Report: Hilliary Clinton's top PAC

WASHINGTON, Aug. 12 (UPI) -- Sen. Hillary Clinton of New York is proving to be one of the Democrats' largest donors far outpacing her Senate party leaders to Democratic candidates, accordin

Film of the Week: Spirit the Stallion

LOS ANGELES, May 22 (UPI) -- "Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron," the new animated feature from Dreamworks, is the story of a wild horse in the Old American West who teams up with an Indian
STEVE SAILER, UPI National Correspondent

Feature: 'Spirit' screening at Cannes

LOS ANGELES, May 17 (UPI) -- When "Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron" screens at the Cannes Film Festival on Saturday, the audience will get something out of the ordinary -- a live performance of the film's music by composer Hans Zimmer and rocker Bryan Adams, who wrote and performed
PAT NASON, UPI Hollywood Reporter

Spielberg wraps college career

LOS ANGELES, May 14 (UPI) -- Just in case the filmmaking thing doesn't work out, Steven Spielberg now has a college degree to fall back on -- and not one of those honorary doctorates, but an honest-to-goodness bachelor's degree in film and electronic arts from California State Univer
PAT NASON, UPI Hollywood Reporter

Watercooler Stories

FLAP CONTINUES OVER A-AND-F BLUNDER
DENNIS DAILY, United Press International

Scott's World -- UPI Arts & Entertainment

HOLLYWOOD, April 1 (UPI) -- Press agents are low men on the totem pole, somewhere between gofer and personal analyst, sure to catch hell one way or another.
VERNON SCOTT, United Press International

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DRUDGE: ACADEMY THUMBS DOWN FOR WHOOPI
PAT NASON, UPI Hollywood Reporter
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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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