Jeffrey Katzenberg is the Chief Executive Officer of DreamWorks Animation SKG (DWA). Katzenberg is also a co-founder and principal partner of DreamWorks SKG, the studio he formed w ...read more
Jeffrey Katzenberg is the Chief Executive Officer of DreamWorks Animation SKG (DWA). Katzenberg is also a co-founder and principal partner of DreamWorks SKG, the studio he formed with Steven Spielberg and David Geffen in October 1994. DWA has enjoyed several successes under Katzenberg’s leadership. The computer-animated blockbuster “Shrek,” on which Katzenberg served as a producer, won the first-ever Academy Award® for Best Animated Feature. Its sequel, 2004’s “Shrek 2,” which Katzenberg executive produced, is the number one animated feature and the highest-grossing comedy of any kind in history. That same year, Katzenberg also executive produced the hit “Shark Tale.” Both “Shrek 2” and “Shark Tale” earned Oscar® nominations for Best Animated Feature in 2005. Katzenberg had previously received an Oscar® nomination for Best Animated Feature as a producer of “Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron.” DWA’s earlier releases include such hits as “Chicken Run,” “Antz” and “The Prince of Egypt.” In May 2005, DWA released “Madagascar,” which is the top-grossing original film in the studio’s history. More recently, the studio released the widely acclaimed “Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit,” which is an international smash hit. Currently, DWA has a wide range of films in production, including “Over the Hedge,” “Flushed Away,” “Bee Movie,” the third “Shrek” movie, and “Kung Fu Panda.” As a co-founder and principal of DreamWorks, Katzenberg has also seen a number of successes on the live-action side, including the Oscar®-winning features “Saving Private Ryan,” “American Beauty,” “Gladiator” and “A Beautiful Mind,” (the latter two with Universal).