DreamWorks CEO Jeffrey Katzenberg says that it has been “the hardest, most difficult, most painful eight weeks in our 20-year history.”
In the role that he held for seven years, Osher oversaw Sony Animation and Sony Pictures Imageworks.
Sony Pictures Animation has named Kristine Belson as the new president of its Sony Pictures Animation division.
New York-based commercial production company Hornet has opened up a new outpost in London’s Shoreditch district.
The Chinese government has granted co-production status to “Kung Fu Panda 3.”
DreamWorks just announced to it staff that it will shut down one of its main studios, PDI DreamWorks, in Redwood City, California.
Major layoffs are coming up at DreamWorks Animation; hundreds of people could potentially be let go.
DreamWorks announced this afternoon that veteran producers Bonnie Arnold and Mireille Soria, the respective lead producers of the studio’s “How to Train Your Dragon” and “Madagascar” franchises, will oversee creative development and production for DreamWorks Animation’s theatrical releases.
“LEGO Movie” Phil Lord and Chris Miller turned down an offer to run Sony Animation because “it’s too hard to do great work there.”
The Canadian animation scene became more consolidated today with the news that Halifax-based DHX Media will buy Vancouver-based animation studio Nerd Corps Entertainment for a cash-and-stock deal worth CAD$57 million.