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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 […]

Comcast completes $3.8bn DreamWorks takeover

Comcast is set to go head-to-head with Disney in the kids and family sector after NBCUniversal completed its US$3.8billion takeover of DreamWorks Animation. The deal hands entertainment wing NBCU franchises such as Shrek, Kung Fu Panda and How to Train Your Dragon, online assets in the shape of multichannel operator AwesomenessTV, and a sprawling toon-focused […]

NBCU boss: NBC trails rivals by $1bn but opportunity knocks

The president and CEO of NBCUniversal has taken the unusual step of publicly admitting his network trails its broadcast rivals in profitability terms by as much as US$1 billion a year. Speaking at the Merill Lynch 2013 Media, Communications and Entertainment Conference, Burke (left) said that though NBC’s new shows were showing much promise, “the […]

Kevin MacLellan replaces Jeff Shell at NBCUniversal

NBCUniversal has confirmed that Kevin MacLellan has been elevated to chairman of its international operations. The move, which sees MacLellan become chairman, NBCUniversal International, from his previous position of president, international television, follows yesterday’s news that Jeff Shell is moving back to LA from London to run the Studio’s film division. MacLellan (left) will remain […]