Universal Filmed Entertainment Group

NBCUniversal ups Jimmy Horowitz to oversee Peacock & network deals

Jimmy Horowitz, Universal Filmed Entertainment Group (UFEG) vice chairman and president, has been handed oversight of global deals across the company’s studios, networks and Peacock streaming service. The company veteran takes on the newly created role of NBCUniversal vice chairman of business affairs and operations with immediate effect. He will continue to report to UFEG chairman Donna Langley […]

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 […]