DreamWorks Animation is getting a new chief. Chris DeFaria, president of animation and technical innovation at Warner Bros. Pictures, is expected to be named DreamWorks chief executive, the Hollywood Reporter said Tuesday.
DeFaria will succeed Jeffrey Katzenberg, who founded Dreamworks Animation in 2004. Katzenberg stepped down as Dreamworks chief last April when the company was bought by Comcast’s NBCUniversal for $3.87 billion. Katzenberg became chairman of DreamWorks New Media, comprising the company’s ownership interests in AwesomenessTV and NOVA.
Naming DeFaria to the post represents the latest in a string of executive changes at Dreamworks since it was acquired by NBCUniversal. Bonnie Arnold and Mireille Soria were named co-presidents of DWA in August but Soria left the post in December to return to producing.
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