OF THE MONTH
NBCUniversal announced layoffs at newly acquired DreamWorks Animation, resulting in roughly 200 jobs cut across corporate, distribution and consumer products divisions.
According to a company-wide statement issued by Universal Filmed Entertainment Group chairman Jeff Shell, these are “areas where we can fully integrate operations with NBCUniversal.” The $3.8-billion acquisition was finalized in August.
DreamWorks Animation has about 2,000 employees — following 2015 layoffs that eliminated 500 jobs in an effort to staunch a major money bleed following a few less-than-stellar box office performances.
platforms and in packaged media in 2017 through its Shout! Factory Kids imprint.
8Today’s releases: Phantom Boy, Overlord: The Complete Series, Sky Wizards Academy: The Complete Series and One Piece: Season 8, Voyage 4. Happy Thanksgiving to our U.S. readers, and a happy GIRAF indie animation fest to our friends in Calgary! [giraffest.ca]