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Robert Winthrop to Oversee Physical Production at DreamWorks TV

Industry veteran will take over for retiring exec Mark Taylor in January. 

GLENDALE, CALIF. -- DreamWorks Animation Television has named Robert Winthrop executive VP of physical production. The appointment, effective in January, was announced by Margie Cohn, President of DreamWorks Animation Television.

"Robert’s extensive global experience and knowledge of all aspects of production make him the perfect addition to the DreamWorks Animation Television team,” said Cohn. "We already know he’s a great collaborator and look forward to working with him on our extraordinary slate of award-winning television series."

In this role, Winthrop will take over for current EVP of physical production Mark Taylor, who will retire at the end of the year after building one of the largest television animation studios in recent history.

Winthrop will oversee the massive production pipeline for DreamWorks’ television series, including the content for the studio’s groundbreaking multi-year deal with Netflix, including Emmy-winning series All Hail King Julien, The Adventures of Puss in Boots, Dinotrux, Annie-nominated Voltron Legendary Defender, Home Adventures with Tip & Oh, Spirit Riding Free and the recently announced Trolls: The Beat Goes On.

He will also oversee The Hub, a specialized and centralized team designed to support all shows and departments within DWA TV developing all CG components of all DreamWorks television series.

Winthrop will oversee the many series in active production through distribution, working with a growing global network of partner studios. Since 2013, DreamWorks Animation Television series have won 17 Emmy Awards and 10 Annie Awards.

“Joining DreamWorks Animation Television is truly a dream come true for me. I have worked with this amazing studio for years, witnessing first hand their unrivaled talent and professionalism, and now I look forward to joining the team” said Winthrop. “From their pioneering leadership and strategic vision to the creative development and innovative production teams, I am thrilled to be a part of this industry leading company and to build upon their incredible accomplishments.”

Before joining DreamWorks Animation, Winthrop served as senior VP of animation and games for Technicolor, overseeing a studio of more than 1,300 people in Bangalore, India and the French production company TAP in Paris. He joined Technicolor in 2011 and was responsible for the overall management and production of animated content for television, direct-to-DVD, games, commercials, location-based entertainment projects and theatrical films.

Prior to his time at Technicolor, Winthrop was producer and head of production at SD Entertainment for more than 10 years producing both traditional 2D, digital 2D, CGI and stereoscopic 3D projects. He has also held positions at DIC Enterprises, Jetlag, MGM Animation and Stretch Films.

Source: DreamWorks Animation

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