Jeffrey Katzenberg


Katzenberg’s 20-year journey to short-form domination

Jeffrey Katzenberg is the superstar Disney alum who has built a 30-year reputation for the quality of his work as a film executive, producer and media proprietor – and now he’s taking on short-form. He speaks to Kaltrina Bylykbashi about why his work on premium platform Quibi may be his most enduring yet Quibi was […]

TBI Weekly: Old vs. new money face off for unscripted

A wealth of shiny digital entrants may well suggest TV is currently a supplier’s market, but this week’s Realscreen Summit has been an invaluable reminder that sustainable business models in the unscripted world are still lacking, particularly as stalwarts such as Discovery and Nat Geo endure major upheaval.   “Old money” cable networks and broadcasters […]

Jeffrey Katzenberg’s Quibi hires ex-DC Boss, eyes deeper TV presence

DC Entertainment’s former president Diane Nelson has joined Jeffrey Katzenberg’s Quibi – an entertainment platform built for easy, on-the-go, mobile viewing, and backed by media companies such as Disney and ITV. Nelson will act as head of operations for the platform, which plans to launch at the end of 2019 after raising over $1bn in […]

Jeffrey Katzenberg’s New TV platform raises $1bn from major studios

New TV, an entertainment platform built for easy, on-the-go, mobile viewing, and backed by major media companies from Disney to ITV, has raised $1bn in its initial funding round. Led by Hollywood studio exec Jeffrey Katzenberg and Meg Whitman via WndrCo, the holding company Katzenberg founded, the platform attempts to allow leading studios and creative […]

Jeffrey Katzenberg mobile service NewTV gears up with CEO hire

Jeffrey Katzenberg’s upcoming mobile video service, NewTV, is nearing launch with the hire of Hewlett Packard’s Meg Whitman as its CEO. Former DreamWorks Animation (DWA) owner Katzenberg has been preparing NewTV (WT) since raising nearly US$600 million last year and then launching media investment vehicle WndrCo. Whitman, currently chief executive and president of computer manufacturer […]

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 […]

Sony Entertainment CEO resigns

Sony Entertainment CEO Michael Lynton has resigned from his post. Lynton (pictured) is leaving the Culver City-based studio after 13 years, and just under two years after he became sole entertainment chief exec after Amy Pascal’s departure as co-chairman of Sony Pictures Entertainment. He is also resigning from his post at the corporate executive officer […]

Warner vet succeeds Katzenberg at DreamWorks

NBCUniversal has placed ex-Warner Bros. toon chief Chris DeFaria at the fill chief of DreamWorks Animation (DWA)’s new parent group, in effect replacing Jeffrey Katzenberg. This comes after NBCU paid US$3.8 billion for DWA, placed the company within the Universal Filmed Entertainment Group. As part of the deal, DWA founder Katzenberg stepped back from his […]

Dooley follows Dauman out of Viacom

The interim president and CEO of Viacom, Tom Dooley, will leave the media giant in November. Dooley (pictured) has informed the board of his decision to exit on November 15 “to facilitate an orderly transition”. The news came in an announcement that also revealed: Former CEO Philippe Dauman’s plan to sell 49% of film division […]

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 […]

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