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DreamWorks Animation Lays off Feature Employees

DreamWorks Animation's feature division sheds 40-50 jobs. 

DreamWorks Animation's feature division is shedding jobs, according to a report by The Animation Guild blog. 

Last Monday and Tuesday, an estimated 40-50 DWA employees were called in for one-on-one meetings and informed their services would no longer be required.

The studio reportedly doesn’t have enough features that require staff building front-end production elements, so employees in departments that were overstaffed -- and who didn't have longer-term contracts or assignments -- were given their walking papers.

The company is working to align staff with the number of in-development/in-production features lined up on the tarmac.