Former Sony Pictures Animation SVP will head up project and talent development, working with known books and IP as well as original ideas.
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Universal Pictures has pushed the scheduled openings of two major animated sequels coming in 2020 and 2021.
Composer and lyricist behind Broadway hit ‘Matilda the Musical’ no longer directing Australian-themed animated feature set for release in 2018.
‘How To Train Your Dragon 3’ delayed to March 1, 2019; Oriental DreamWorks feature ‘Everest’ set for September 27, 2019.
Cuts come as DWA continues to be integrated into NBCUniversal following its acquisition by Comcast, and just two months after the studio eliminated 200 positions at its Glendale campus and in its distribution and consumer products operations.
Universal Pictures chairman Donna Langley halts the sequel to the 2013 hit CG-animated feature directed by Chris Sanders and Kirk DeMicco.
Employees in marketing, distribution, consumer products and finance at DWA’s Glendale Campus to start receiving termination notices as early as this week.
Approximately half of PDI’s 450 workers will lose their jobs; the others will be offered positions at the DWA campus in Glendale.
Studio moving feature production from three films per year down to two; reduction in output will result in a loss of approximately 500 jobs across divisions and locations.