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Firework officially launches a short-form video storytelling app, backed by Lightspeed

Facebook usage declined for the first time in a decade, while video-centric apps like TikTok are being touted as the future of social media. Entering this redefined playing field comes Firework, a fast-growing social video app whose clever trick is something it calls “Reveal videos” – a way for creators to take both horizontal and vertical video in one shot from their mobile device. Video viewers can then twist their phone as the video plays to watch from a new perspective and see more of the sc...
Tags: Facebook, Japan, Hollywood, Linkedin, Tech, Snapchat, Fox, Mountain View, Jeffrey Katzenberg, Lightspeed, Sxsw, Redwood City, Vincent Yang, Meg Whitman, Grenier, Stanford MBA


PBS Chief Paula Kerger to Give Keynote Speech at Banff World Media Festival (EXCLUSIVE)

Long-serving PBS president and CEO Paula Kerger is headed to the Banff World Media Festival to give a keynote address on the role of a modern pubcaster. The PBS chief will speak as part of Banff’s Summit Series of headliners at the fortieth edition of the festival. She joins the previously announced Jeffrey Katzenberg in […]
Tags: News, Global, Jeffrey Katzenberg, Pbs, Banff, Paula Kerger, Banff World Media Festival


CBS’s Becky Brooks Joins Quibi, Jeffrey Katzenberg & Meg Whitman’s Mobile TV Startup (EXCLUSIVE)

Jeffrey Katzenberg and Meg Whitman continue to round out Quibi’s executive ranks: Their latest hire is Becky Brooks, who is exiting CBS Television Distribution after five years, Variety has learned. Brooks most recently was CBS television Distribution’s senior VP, multiplatform programming and branded content. She’s joining Quibi as a content executive, working alongside Ryan Kadro, […]
Tags: Cbs, Jeffrey Katzenberg, Brooks, Meg Whitman, CBS Television Distribution, Ryan Kadro, Quibi, Becky Brooks, Mobile TV Startup


SXSW: Jeffrey Katzenberg, Meg Whitman Announce Quibi Projects Including ‘Frat Boy Genius’

Jeffrey Katzenberg and Meg Whitman have unveiled a slate of short-form projects heading to Quibi, their upcoming video streaming service designed for mobile devices. The duo, in an opening day panel at SXSW Film, announced a “Thanks a Million” show from Jennifer Lopez’s company about the power of giving; an origin story to complement Telemundo’s […]
Tags: News, Festivals, Jennifer Lopez, Jeffrey Katzenberg, Sxsw, Telemundo, Meg Whitman, SXSW Film, Jeffrey Katzenberg Meg Whitman, Quibi


Short-Form Platform Quibi Will Debut in April 2020 and Have a Documentary About Evan Spiegel

Quibi, the new short-form content platform, is adding four more titles to its inaugural content roster, along with a more definitive debut date. The company, founded by Dreamworks co-founder Jeffrey Katzenberg and former HP CEO Meg Whitman, won't debut until April, Katzenberg said today onstage at South by Southwest in Austin, Texas. However, the company...
Tags: Advertising, Dreamworks, Jeffrey Katzenberg, Evan Spiegel, Sxsw, Austin Texas, Meg Whitman, South By Southwest, Katzenberg, Streaming & OTT


Rejoice, The Steven Spielberg vs. Netflix War is Over!

After several bloody days of the Steven Spielberg vs. Netflix war, we may have finally arrived at a ceasefire. Despite reports to the contrary, Spielberg friend and colleague Jeffrey Katzenberg says that the filmmaker has no desire to change Academy rules to hinder Netflix. Apparently, this entire thing was a huge misunderstanding, with someone misquoting something someone else – not Spielberg – said. Is that it then? Can we all finally move on from this? A story broke recently claiming that...
Tags: Movies, Netflix, Jeffrey Katzenberg, Academy, Spielberg, Steven Spielberg, South, Southwest, Steven, Katzenberg, Academy Board of Governors, Katzenbeg, Steven They


Jeffrey Katzenberg’s streaming service Quibi is doing a show about Snapchat’s founding

Jeffrey Katzenberg and Meg Whitman today announced a slate of new series and projects heading to their forthcoming video streaming service, Quibi. The list includes an origin story to complement Telemundo’s hit show “El Señor de los Cielos;” a music competition show produced by Justin Bieber manager and entertainment exec Scooter Braun; a show from Jennifer Lopez’ company about the power of giving and paying it forward; as well something called “Frat Boy Genius,” which will focus on the rise of ...
Tags: Travel, TC, Mobile, Facebook, Media, Stanford, Disney, Snapchat, Netflix, Mtv, Justin Bieber, Jennifer Lopez, Jeffrey Katzenberg, Evan Spiegel, Kobe Bryant, Streaming Video


Director Dean DeBlois on the Evolution of the ‘How to Train Your Dragon’ Trilogy and His Plans to Go Live-Action Next [Interview]

A couple of weeks back, I was able to visit the DreamWorks Animation campus in Glendale California, an oasis hidden amongst the Los Angeles concrete. There, I had a chance to visit Dean DeBlois‘ new office and talk to the filmmaker about How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World. As you may know, DeBlois wrote and directed the modern Disney Animation classic Lilo & Stitch with Chris Sanders, before moving to DreamWorks to direct all three installments of the now completed How to Train Your Dra...
Tags: Movies, Interview, Interviews, Fantasy, Los Angeles, Features, Avatar, Sequels, Guillermo-del-Toro, Adaptation, Dreamworks, Dean Deblois, Dreamworks Animation, Jeffrey Katzenberg, Chris, Andy


Ryan Kadro Will Join Quibi to Oversee News Programming (EXCLUSIVE)

Ryan Kadro left CBS News several weeks ago, but he isn’t leaving the news business. Kadro, the former executive producer of “CBS This Morning” is set to join Quibi, the company led by Jeffrey Katzenberg and Meg Whitman that is devoted to short-form  content. Kadro is expected to oversee news programming for the subscription-based service, […]
Tags: News, Cbs News, Cbs, Jeffrey Katzenberg, Cbs This Morning, Meg Whitman, Ryan Kadro, Kadro, Quibi, Last Call With Carson Daly, Ryan Kadro Will Join Quibi


How Kristine Belson Turned Up the Heat at Sony’s Sleepy Animation Shop

“There are mimosas upstairs,” a staffer reminds Sony Pictures Animation president Kristine Belson on a recent Friday in her sunny and serene office, just a brisk walk from the studio lot in Culver City, Calif. Belson waves off the offer. “Not today,” she responds politely. She cites a packed schedule of home entertainment meetings, as […]
Tags: Disney, Features, Sony, Jeffrey Katzenberg, Phil Lord, The Lego Movie, Pixar, Amy Pascal, Sony Pictures Animation, Skydance, Tom Rothman, Christopher Miller, Genndy Tartakovsky, Kristine Belson, Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, Sleepy Animation Shop


Pearl Studio Doubles Down on Stories That Will Appeal to Chinese and International Crowds

No U.S.-China venture could have had a more auspicious start than Oriental DreamWorks. On a state visit to the U.S. in February 2012, then-Chinese Vice President Xi Jinping had lunch and watched a Los Angeles Lakers game with Jeffrey Katzenberg. That same day, Katzenberg’s DreamWorks Animation announced the launch of Oriental DreamWorks, a $330 million […]
Tags: Asia, Coco, China, Features, Netflix, Xi Jinping, Dreamworks, Dreamworks Animation, Jeffrey Katzenberg, Stephen Chow, Glen Keane, Pixar, Los Angeles Lakers, Margaret Cho, Kung Fu Panda, Oriental Dreamworks


Former CEO Meg Whitman is leaving Hewlett Packard Enterprise's board of directors (HPE)

Meg Whitman will not stand for re-election for the board of directors at Hewlett Packard Enterprise.  This marks the final departure of Whitman from HPE, a company she helped create after presiding over the splitting of Hewlett Packard in 2015.  Whitman stepped down as HPE CEO in early 2018, and is now CEO of video startup Quibi. HPE announced that Jean Hobby, most recently of PricewaterhouseCoopers, will join its board. Meg Whitman will not stand for re-election to the board of directors at ...
Tags: Hollywood, Trends, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Jeffrey Katzenberg, Hewlett Packard, Meg, Marie Kondo, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, Whitman, Meg Whitman, HPE, Antonio Neri, Pat Russo, Quibi, Quibi HPE, Hewlett Packard Enterprise the company


Former Hewlett Packard Enterprise CEO Meg Whitman is leaving the company's board of directors (HPE)

Meg Whitman will not stand for reelection to the board of directors at Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE).  This marks Whitman's final departure from HPE, a company she helped create after presiding over the splitting of Hewlett Packard in 2015.  Whitman stepped down as HPE CEO in early 2018 and is now CEO of video startup Quibi. HPE announced that Jean Hobby, most recently of PricewaterhouseCoopers, will join its board. Meg Whitman will not stand for reelection to the board of directors at Hew...
Tags: Hollywood, China, Trends, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Jeffrey Katzenberg, Hewlett Packard, Meg, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, Whitman, Meg Whitman, Hewlett Packard Enterprise HPE, HPE, Antonio Neri, Patricia Russo, Quibi, Quibi HPE


Whistle buys digital entertainment studio New Form

Whistle, a sports and entertainment media brand, has acquired Los Angeles-based New Form, a digital entertainment studio. No financial terms were disclosed. Whistle’s backers include Jeffrey Katzenberg’s WndrCo, Aser Media, Liberty Global, NBC Sports, Sky Sports, TEGNA, Beringea and Emil Capital. PRESS RELEASE NEW YORK and LOS ANGELES, Jan. 23, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Whistle, the global sports and entertainment media brand that creates, curates and distributes content for young audiences, announced...
Tags: Facebook, New York, Sofia Vergara, Los Angeles, Trends, M&a, Caa, Jeffrey Katzenberg, Tbs, Bruce Campbell, Grace, Stephen Curry, Whistle, Michael Cohen, Michael Rosenberg, New Form


Naomi Watts to Star in Jason Blum-Produced Quibi Series ‘Wolves and Villagers’ (EXCLUSIVE)

Naomi Watts has been cast in the lead role in the upcoming Quibi series “Wolves and Villagers,” Variety has learned exclusively. The exact plot of the short-form series is being kept under wraps, but Quibi co-founder Jeffrey Katzenberg has previously described the show as “Fatal Attraction 2.0.” Jason Blum is executive producing the series, with […]
Tags: News, Jeffrey Katzenberg, Naomi Watts, Jason Blum, Quibi, Villagers Variety


SXSW Adds Keynote, Featured Speakers For 2019

SXSW is just weeks away and the organizers have announced a slate of additions to the Keynote and Featured Speaker lineup for the 2019 event. The updated list of Keynote speakers announced for the event includes Endeavor Chief Marketing Officer Bozoma Saint John, director, actress, producer and activist Olivia Wilde, and the addition of Instagram co-founder Mike Krieger to a conversation with Kevin Systrom and Josh Constine. Contributors who have joined the Featured Speakers list for 2019...
Tags: Travis Vanderzanden, Music, Instagram, Neil Gaiman, United States, Jeffrey Katzenberg, John, Olivia Wilde, Kevin Systrom, Mike Krieger, Cameron Crowe, Vox Media, Sxsw, Priscilla Chan, Tim Ferriss, Bruce Houghton


Variety’s Digital Innovators 2019: The Trailblazers Pushing Media Boundaries

A decade ago, when the streaming-video revolution was in its infancy, the internet was more complementary than disruptive to Hollywood. Those days are gone. New platforms have risen up as Silicon Valley players have bulldozed onto the scene, and the media biz is rebuilding the ways it reaches audiences. With the inaugural Variety Digital Innovators […]
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Spotify, Hollywood, Disney, Features, Silicon Valley, Jeffrey Katzenberg, Viacom, Quibi


HP and Hewlett Packard Enterprise will pay a $25 million settlement to salespeople who sued over messed up pay (HP, HPE)

After a nine-year court battle that began years before Hewlett Packard split into two companies, HP salespeople that sued the company are expecting to receive thousands of dollars in settlement fees. The salespeople sued, claiming that HP's computer systems weren't tracking commissions properly and they weren't getting paid in a timely manner. Complaints about pay for salespeople dragged on for years, long after the company split. In 2017, an HP executive apologized to salespeople about the on...
Tags: Amazon, Beyonce, Microsoft, Satya Nadella, Court, Trends, Cisco, Hp, Dreamworks, Jeffrey Katzenberg, Dell, Hewlett Packard, Business Insider, Brown, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, Cheryl Brown


2018 was a year of massi...

2018 was a year of massive mergers and acquisitions with AT&T/Time Warner, Disney/Fox, and Comcast/Sky. The #MeToo movement made headlines, and the dominant emotion in boardroom discussions around Hollywood and beyond was fear … lots of fear in the ranks of our tech-infused world of media and entertainment (as well as in the world itself). So what does the crystal ball predict for 2019? Here are some of the narratives that will shape the world of entertainment next year and set the stage for the...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, TC, Facebook, Spotify, Elon Musk, New York, Hollywood, Instagram, Time Warner, China, New York City, Disney, Siri, Tech


The future of the media industry in the new year

2018 was a year of massive mergers and acquisitions with AT&T/Time Warner, Disney/Fox, and Comcast/Sky. The #MeToo movement made headlines, and the dominant emotion in boardroom discussions around Hollywood and beyond was fear … lots of fear in the ranks of our tech-infused world of media and entertainment (as well as in the world itself). So what does the crystal ball predict for 2019? Here are some of the narratives that will shape the world of entertainment next year and set the stage for the...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, TC, Facebook, Spotify, Elon Musk, New York, Hollywood, Instagram, Time Warner, China, New York City, Disney, Siri, Tech


10 predictions about the media industry in the New Year

Peter Csathy Contributor Peter Csathy is Chairman of CREATV Media, a media innovation and advisory firm and the author of “Media 2.0 (18): An Insider’s Guide to Today’s Digital Media World & Where It’s Going”. More posts by this contributor Ten predictions for digital media in 2018 Netflix should be afraid of Disney’s OTT play 2018 was a year of massive mergers and acquisitions, with AT&T/Time Warner, Disney/Fox and Comcast/Sky. Th...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, TC, Facebook, Column, Spotify, Elon Musk, New York, Hollywood, Instagram, Time Warner, China, New York City, Disney, Siri


Jeffrey Katzenberg’s Quibi Adds Ex-Hulu Execs Tim Connolly, Jim O’Gorman to Management Team

Quibi, the mobile-TV startup led by Jeffrey Katzenberg and CEO Meg Whitman, has tapped several Hulu alums among its latest hires. Tim Connolly, formerly senior VP of partnerships and distribution at Hulu, has joined Quibi as head of partnerships and advertising. Jim O’Gorman, previously Hulu’s SVP of talent and organization, is now head of talent and […]
Tags: News, Jeffrey Katzenberg, Hulu, Meg Whitman, Tim Connolly, Quibi, Jim O Gorman, Tim Connolly Jim O'Gorman


Listen: Jeffrey Katzenberg, Meg Whitman Go Long on Short-Form Entertainment

One is a legend in the media business, the other in the tech world. But together Jeffrey Katzenberg and Meg Whitman are intent on bringing the best of both worlds together for their ambitious new venture: Quibi. On the latest episode of the Variety podcast Strictly Business, the dynamic duo shared their battle plan to […]
Tags: News, Jeffrey Katzenberg, Meg Whitman, Quibi, Jeffrey Katzenberg Meg Whitman Go Long


Still a year away from launch, Meg Whitman and Jeffrey Katzenberg’s Quibi keeps adding talent

Video won’t start rolling on Meg Whitman and Jeffrey Katzenberg’s new bite-sized streaming service with the billion dollar backing until the end of 2019, but talent keeps signing up to come along for their ride into the future of serialization. The latest marquee director to sign on the dotted line with Quibi is Catherine Hardwicke, who will be helming a story around the creation of an artificial intelligence with the working title “How They Made Her” according to an announcement from Katz...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, TC, Verizon, Business, Hbo, Hollywood, Instagram, Disney, Tech, Model, Artificial Intelligence, Broadband, Netflix, Telecommunications, AT&T


Katzenberg’s Quibi Lines Up New Projects With Catherine Hardwicke, Stephen Curry

Quibi, the upcoming short-form video service founded by Jeffrey Katzenberg and former HP CEO Meg Whitman, is getting two shows from Stephen Curry’s Unanimous Media as well as director Catherine Hardwicke. Katzenberg and Whitman announced the new projects at Variety’s Innovate conference in Los Angeles Wednesday, where the duo also shared some additional details on […]
Tags: News, Los Angeles, Jeffrey Katzenberg, Stephen Curry, Variety, Whitman, Meg Whitman, Katzenberg, Jeff Katzenberg, Quibi, Catherine Hardwicke Stephen Curry, Catherine Hardwicke Katzenberg


Variety Innovate Summit Tackles Hollywood’s New World Order

The intersection of entertainment and technology will be the focus of Variety’s Innovate Summit: AI and Data Science in Media on Dec. 5 at the Jeremy in West Hollywood. The event is presented by PwC. The summit will feature 50-plus speakers exploring how AI and advancing analytics are impacting marketing, storytelling, content curation and audience engagement […]
Tags: Hollywood, News, Markets & Festivals, Jeffrey Katzenberg, Jeremy, Aquaman, West Hollywood, Meg Whitman, Quibi, Varietys Innovate Summit


Jeffrey Katzenberg and Meg Whitman to Keynote Variety’s Innovate Summit

Jeffrey Katzenberg and Meg Whitman will keynote Variety’s Innovate: AI and Data Science in Media summit, presented by PwC, on Dec. 5 in Los Angeles. The duo will discuss launching mobile entertainment platform Quibi. Previously CEO and co-founder of DreamWorks Animation, Katzenberg now invests in new consumer technologies as co-founder and managing partner of WndrCo. He […]
Tags: News, Los Angeles, Jeffrey Katzenberg, Variety Events, Variety, Meg Whitman, Keynote Variety, Innovate Summit, DreamWorks Animation Katzenberg


‘Mary Poppins Returns’ Director Rob Marshall Breaks Down the New Cast [Set Visit]

I visited the London set of Mary Poppins Returns back in 2017 and came away thoroughly charmed. Director Rob Marshall‘s upcoming sequel to the Disney classic looks to have its heart in the right place every step of the way, complete with two thoroughly charming leads, elaborate musical numbers, and even an extended animation sequence where the cast gets to dance with cartoon animals. It all seems so lovely. With the film now just over a month away, a new batch of images has arrived alongside a ...
Tags: London, Movies, Disney, Features, Meryl Streep, Sequels, Rob Marshall, Jeffrey Katzenberg, Musical, Miranda, Emily Blunt, Dick Van Dyke, Hamilton, Woods, Marshall, Mary


Know Your Limits: The Law of Grandiosity

Editor’s note: This is an excerpt from Robert Greene’s new book, The Laws of Human Nature. We humans have a deep need to think highly of ourselves. If that opinion of our goodness, greatness, and brilliance diverges enough from reality, we become grandiose. We imagine our superiority. Often, a small measure of success will elevate our natural grandiosity to even more dangerous levels. Our high self-opinion has now been confirmed by events. We forget the role that luck may have played in the su...
Tags: Europe, New York, Hollywood, Yahoo, Abc, Life, Disney, Barcelona, Tom Hanks, Paris, Beverly Hills, Dreamworks, Caa, Roy, Jeffrey Katzenberg, Napoleon Bonaparte


How Chris Meledandri Became the Most Powerful Man in Animation

Chris Meledandri is Hollywood’s most reluctant mogul. With Jeffrey Katzenberg selling DreamWorks and John Lasseter forced out at Disney over harassment allegations, the founder of Illumination Entertainment is the last person standing among the trio of industry animation titans. Whereas Lasseter for decades cut a larger-than-life figure at Pixar’s sprawling campus in Emeryville, Calif., dominating […]
Tags: Hollywood, News, Disney, Minions, Features, Dreamworks, Jeffrey Katzenberg, Pixar, John Lasseter, The Grinch, Emeryville Calif, Illumination Entertainment, Lasseter, Chris Meledandri, Despicable Me