Ann Daly

Katzenberg raises $590m for new venture

Jeffrey Katzenberg has created an LA-based media company, WndrCo, raising US$591.5 million for the venture. A regulatory filing reveals DreamWorks Animation founder and former CEO Katzenberg has established WndrCo as a holding vehicle that will invest in various media and technology businesses. Katzenberg’s next role as been the subject of much speculation since he sold […]

Cohn to lead TV animation at NBCU’s DreamWorks

Marjorie Cohn will lead the integrated DreamWorks Animation and Universal Pictures television animation businesses. She will become head of animation TV at the merged group, reporting to NBCUniversal Filmed Entertainment Group chairman Jeff Shell. She had joined DWA as its first head of television in 2013 after leaving Nickelodeon, where she had been president of […]

DreamWorks hires ex-Gaumont Int’l TV CEO

DreamWorks Animation has hired former Gaumont International Television scripted supremo Katie O’Connell Marsh to lead a push into live-action television. O’Connell Marsh (pictured) will be head of global live-action television at the Glendale, California-based studio, whose television unit has helped offset poor performance in movies in recent years. She will begin in her post in […]

DreamWorks to supply DHX nets with toons

DreamWorks Animation is supply Canadian kids TV broadcaster DHX Media with 130 episodes of coproduced-animation as part of a strategic, five-year agreement. The content will air on DHX channels, which include Family Channel, Family Jr., Family CHRGD, Télémagino, with DHX taking international distribution rights. Additionally, DHX has licensed more 1,000 hours of DreamWorks programming, which […]

DreamWorks drafts in DirecTV exec post reshuffle

DreamWorks Animation has appointed senior DirecTV executive Fazal Merchant as its new CFO following an internal shuffle. Merchant (pictured) comes across from DirecTV Latin America, where he was senior VP and CFO, after Dreamwork’s previous financial chief Lew Coleman moved into a vice chairman role this month. The appointment also follows that of ex-Disney exec […]

DreamWorks appoints Zoradi amid management shake-up

DreamWorks Animation has recruited former Disney executive Mark Zoradi as COO, sparking several senior management changes. Zoradi, who is credited with being one of the executives that helped launch the Disney channel during his time at the Mouse House, will work across DreamWorks’ TV and feature films operations. The company has been pushing heavily into […]