Jeffrey Katzenberg

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Jeffrey Katzenberg, CEO/Director of Dreamworks Animation SKG, Inc.

"Mr. Katzenberg has served as our Chief Executive Officer and member of our Board of Directors since October 2004. Mr. Katzenberg co-founded and was a principal member of DreamWorks L.L.C. ("DreamWorks Studios") from its founding in October 1994 until its sale to Paramount in January 2006. Prior to founding DreamWorks Studios, Mr. Katzenberg served as chairman of The Walt Disney Studios from 1984 to 1994. As chairman, he was responsible for the worldwide production, marketing and distribution of all Disney filmed entertainment, including motion pictures, television, cable, syndication, home entertainment and interactive entertainment. During his tenure, the studio produced a number of live-action and animated box office hits, including Who Framed Roger Rabbit, The Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast, Aladdin and The Lion King. Prior to joining Disney, Mr. Katzenberg was president of Paramount Studios. Mr. Katzenberg serves on the boards of The Motion Picture and Television Fund, The Museum of Moving Image, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, California Institute of the Arts and The Simon Wiesenthal Center. He is co-chairman of each of the Creative Rights Committee of the Directors Guild of America, and the Committee on the Professional Status of Writers of the Writers Guild of America. In addition, his fundraising efforts on behalf of AIDS Project Los Angeles have helped to provide its clients with medical and social services." [1]

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  1. Jeffrey Katzenberg, Forbes, accessed January 22, 2009.