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Go to thread Anonymous51025, Tuesday 12/02/14 05:11:35 UTC

Strike four or strike five now for the creative leadership? Who gets laid off in the artistic ranks to keep the same ol layers of leadership?

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Go to thread Anonymous49294, Wednesday 11/19/14 06:49:21 UTC

2015 Layoffs at Dreamworks

What do you ladies and gents think - are we going to be cutting in 2015 again? If yes, who'll be affected. Good luck to all...
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Go to thread Anonymous48707, Saturday 11/15/14 19:55:02 UTC

Check this out. Anyone have any layoff suggestions given JK wants to sell the company at a premium?

Richard Greenfield and Brandon Ross, analysts at BTIG Research, on Friday, following news that the talks were under way on Thursday. "Unfortunately for DWA, the company's inconsistent creative output, and thus financial performance, makes it hard to understand why anyone would want to acquire the company at its current market valuation, let alone the $3 billion plus that management supposedly covets."
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Go to thread Anonymous48301, Thursday 11/13/14 11:39:55 UTC

Hasbro in talks to buy DreamWorks Animation http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/11/13/us-dreamworks-anim-m-a-hasbro-idUSKCN0IX05Z20141113

http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/11/13/us-dreamworks-anim-m-a-hasbro-idUSKCN0IX05Z20141113
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Go to thread Anonymous43561, Monday 10/13/14 21:09:27 UTC

DWA doesn't counter offer. Wonder why?

http://deadline.com/2014/10/animation-studios-anti-poaching-lawsuit-linked-judge-848752/
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Go to thread Ahab, Friday 10/03/14 22:01:48 UTC

DreamWhat? WhatDream?? http://www.wkrb13.com/markets/386428/dreamworks-animation-skg-ceo-unloads-11871153-in-stock-dwa/

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Go to thread Outsourced (Outsourced), Thursday 10/02/14 12:50:25 UTC

What happens now????

What happens to the outsourced entity DDU and its cronies. Will it still exist or be gone with the wind.
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Go to thread Anonymous41168, Monday 09/29/14 07:19:36 UTC

Will we get a free cell phone now when they walk us out?

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Go to thread Bail-er (Jappon), Sunday 09/28/14 03:50:10 UTC

The END is near: http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/source-dreamworks-animation-sale-talks-736164

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Go to thread Anonymous35206, Thursday 09/11/14 03:45:53 UTC

The Antitrust lawsuit is valid.

We were always told it was a "gentleman's agreement" to not hire anyone unless they were done on a show at Disney, Pixar, etc. An artist, technicians, or production candidate had to reach out to us to even be considered. Never realized how illegal this practice was. No wonder Sony was paying more back then.
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Go to thread Anonymous34840, Wednesday 09/10/14 01:00:40 UTC

Katzenberg PhD in Outsourcing

Good work, deserves a degree. Professor Doctor of Job Exports.
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Go to thread Anonymous34839, Wednesday 09/10/14 01:00:34 UTC

Katzenberg PhD in Outsourcing

Good work, deserves a degree. Professor Doctor of Job Exports.
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Go to thread Anonymous34838, Wednesday 09/10/14 00:59:37 UTC

Dreamworks Disgruntled

Nothing more to add here, I am extremely disgruntled. I've been with DW for about 9 months right now and this culture is not good for anyone.
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Go to thread Anonymous24038, Thursday 07/31/14 07:15:41 UTC

When do we get rid of this dinosaur over thinking and get down to some real streamline and smart approaches?

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Go to thread Anonymous22757, Friday 07/25/14 06:07:43 UTC

Katzenberg to receive National medal of arts(outsourcing)

Awarded by the President, the National Medal of Arts(outsourcing) is presented to “individuals or groups who are deserving of special recognition by reason of their outstanding contributions to the outsourcing to CHINA And INDIA(DDU).
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Go to thread Anonymous22654, Thursday 07/24/14 16:33:25 UTC

I hate you...

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Go to thread Anonymous21527, Saturday 07/19/14 04:08:17 UTC

Leadership is tired...

What Hollywood studio crashes so many times and doesn't make a change at the top? We're running out of artists to layoff.
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Go to thread Anonymous20384, Friday 07/11/14 20:58:20 UTC

P.O.S R.I.P

Point Of Sale Rest In Person No..
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Go to thread KoolAid (Animation), Wednesday 07/09/14 03:03:45 UTC

Drink up!

DWA is laying off more workers, while the union sits by idle collecting their "dues" and fees. Meanwhile, Fat Katz is feeding Obama a delicious steak dinner while paving the way for China with a 2 billion dollar investment in a new studio. Wake the F*** up people, you are being robbed! Your salaries have been cut to 40 hours, your bonuses GONE, you are being asked to do more and have less all while the company is price fixing artists salaries!!! Corruption is so rampant at DWA and yet everyone keeps quiet while enjoying a free lunch... guess what people, it ain't free when YOU are paying for it while earning less! Trust me, he's a good business man and the profits of a billion Chinese are all that fat Katz is focusing on these days because he sure as shit is not promoting or making better films here. Ask yourself WHY?
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Go to thread shrek_money, Tuesday 07/01/14 23:06:50 UTC

shrek_money

This is the best one below! It talks about beating the $1.26 billion set by Frozen! "NEW YORK – “How To Train Your Dragon 2” opens Friday, and those behind the sequel to Dreamworks’ $500 million hit hope the fiery breath of Toothless and his dragon friends is hot enough to melt the $1 billion record take of Disney’s 2013 animated smash hit, “Frozen.” “At the same time, of course, it comes into our meetings as well,” DeBlois said. “Jeffrey’s like ‘I want this to be our billion dollar movie.’ That’s all well and good, and I hope it is too.” The CEO of Dreamworks Animation himself was talking about HTTYD2 making a billion!!
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Go to thread shrek_money (shrek_money), Tuesday 07/01/14 23:03:50 UTC

shrek_money

The upcoming film slate is very troubling…six of the next nine films will all be originals. Over the last few years DWA has taken a write-down on four of the five most recent films (Rise of the Guardians, Me and My Shadow, Turbo, and Mr. Peabody and Sherman). The only movie to make money has been The Croods… 2015 is stacking up to be one of the most epic years in computer animation. There are whopping 17 films that are scheduled to be released! That is just insane…It looks like Home may get competition from Ratchet & Clank and Shaun the Sheep in the Spring. In addition, B.O.O: Bureau of Otherwordly Operations is basically going head-to-head with Inside Out (Pixar) and will also see competition from Minions (Despicable Me) in July. This leads right into a bigger issue that I have with the upcoming sequels that DWA will be releasing. The Penguins of Madagascar will be released just 19 days after Walt Disney’s Big Hero 6. The Marvel franchise has been on a tear recently and superhero themed movies have been red hot at the box office! Disney is coming off a huge hit with Frozen and if Big Hero 6 can find even half those legs it might spell trouble for Penguins… Next, Kung Fu Panda 3 will be released on December 23, 2015 just 5 days after Star Wars Episode VII. Seriously!? Enough said… Finally, How to Train Your Dragon 3 is literally going head-to-head with Finding Dory on the same exact release date of June 17, 2016. Once again seriously? Finding Nemo grossed $936.7 million at the box office back in 2003…adjusted for inflation today is around $1.2 billion! Even if Dreamworks moves the date it will get added competition from Ice Age 5 and Angry Birds also in the Summer of 2016. Looking at the most recent film slate, Home was just pushed out along with Bollywood Superstar Monkey (Mumbai Musical). The last film to slip a release date was Me and My Shadow, which was eventually terminated for a $47.6 million write-down http://finance.yahoo.com/mbview/userview/?&u=shrek_money&bn=801ffa0c-e194-39b6-b8b6-072c64104a75
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Go to thread economist (outside), Tuesday 07/01/14 22:51:48 UTC

economist

Based on what I've seen and followed, the company is getting ready to sell, or close operations. I knew about this site from a friend that worked there. Treating employees as the animationguild and cartoon brew report, is clear sign of imminent collapse. Hope this helps you guys pack your bags and leave. PS: I've been an economist for a little more than 40 years.
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Go to thread Anonymous16616, Tuesday 07/01/14 14:55:47 UTC

Insider

It doesn't matter how many vertical markets you go into. If you feed them with content people don't like, you get displaced. It's just smoke to sell to investors while oriental dreamworks sets up, and they try to cut costs. Upper management takes every film as an opportunity to fire more people. They might be tweaking the numbers and report less, so that they can fire people and claim them as a loss, which then allows them to hire at China at a faster rate. The opposite happens with Paramount who is inflating box office numbers for Transformers. Both actions obey the need of meeting numbers to attain future goals.
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Go to thread Anonymous16613, Tuesday 07/01/14 14:48:53 UTC

Whiteguy

The mafias are still employed. I hope they remain there, so they don't have to work somewhere else and infect other work places. Hopefully those fired get in power somewhere else fast, and deny employment later to those who treated them badly.
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Go to thread Anonymous15047 (The idea facttory, closed for repairs. ), Thursday 06/26/14 14:43:54 UTC

Movie idea pitch

Jeffrey, I realize bad ideas take time to develop, Like mushrooms in crap. I read that Soren has another winner. Is it a story about a cockroach who wants to be a garbage man? Or a spider who wants to be a clothing designer? It is no snail who wants to race, but lightening rarely strikes twice, eh?
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Go to thread Miss Management, Wednesday 06/25/14 21:37:33 UTC

Why is no one talking about the current round of layoffs? Has upper managemt (mismanagement ) just destroyed the fighting spirit here?

Maybe a sacrificial head should roll.... Any votes?
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Go to thread Anonymous14183, Tuesday 06/24/14 09:48:04 UTC

How to Train Your Dragon 3

The third film, titled How to Train Your Dragon 3, is scheduled for release on June 17, 2016
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Go to thread lolz, Tuesday 06/24/14 08:58:40 UTC

"DreamTab"

DOA. Nice try. NOT.
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Go to thread anon, Monday 06/23/14 01:08:31 UTC

Dragon II

Not so hot either. Tank after tank (after tank).
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Go to thread Shiva kumar(ZOMBIE) (‎Recruiter at DDU), Saturday 05/24/14 10:03:38 UTC

DreamWorks Animation to take a $57 million write-down

DreamWorks Animation to take a $57 million write-down Mr. Peabody & Sherman has grossed $109,291,458 in North America, and $157,287,017 in other countries, for a worldwide total of $266,578,475.With a budget of $145 million,the film was financially unsuccessful, forcing DreamWorks Animation to take a $57 million write-down on behalf of the film
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Go to thread HR (Layoff), Thursday 05/22/14 12:22:21 UTC

DreamWorks Animation to take a $57 million write-down

Mr. Peabody & Sherman has grossed $109,291,458 in North America, and $157,287,017 in other countries, for a worldwide total of $266,578,475.With a budget of $145 million,the film was financially unsuccessful, forcing DreamWorks Animation to take a $57 million write-down on behalf of the film
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Go to thread Anonymous8494, Friday 04/25/14 16:58:32 UTC

This person knows what they are talking about...pay attention to the company. Executive team grows along with the budgets = more layoffs soon.

http://finance.yahoo.com/mbview/userview/?&u=shrek_money&bn=801ffa0c-e194-39b6-b8b6-072c64104a75
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Go to thread The more I want to refrain...the more i am pulled to this forum...I am loving it (Universal), Wednesday 04/09/14 01:50:06 UTC

The more I want to refrain...the more i am pulled to this forum...I am loving it

What is the criteria to get selected at DDU...can someone explain in detail.
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Go to thread Anonymous7175, Thursday 03/27/14 21:20:01 UTC

Oriental DW can't get here fast enough...

I can't wait to stop reading this Bangalore madness! China is taking all of our jobs so relax.
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Go to thread Anonymous6648, Tuesday 03/18/14 12:05:43 UTC

Fall of dream works

Fall of dream works Mr Peabody & Sherman Flop
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Go to thread Mr. Peabody & Sherman is another feather in DDU’s (Not Fixing Job), Monday 03/17/14 06:09:37 UTC

Great DDU Lighter

We delivered shot work on 6 sequences out of 28 (16.46 minutes run time) including the complex climax sequence which featured a large number of characters coming together. Handling the sheer volume of the climax sequence was a huge challenge. That apart, the CFX team was also involved in 10 crowds’ sequence, simulating cloth of 2700 crowd characters. The CFX department at DDU expanded its tool base to handle the complexity involved in the hair & fur simulation – Houdini was added to the host of proprietary tools and pipeline being used. ‘The unique look of each era coupled with the stylized treatment that the Production Designer expectedmeant that straightforward physical simulation was not going to suffice; we achieved the desired art direction through an iterative and collaborative creative process. It was a very stimulating, both technically as well as artistically.
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Go to thread Anonymous5755, Monday 03/03/14 04:10:59 UTC

Oscar

Nope, not happening.
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Go to thread Anonymous4961, Saturday 02/22/14 07:12:54 UTC

dreamworks bangalore office

what's the culture over there in bangalore?
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Go to thread Anonymous4510, Thursday 02/13/14 17:23:09 UTC

Visual Development Artist Salary

Hey - Anyone knows how much DW Visual Development Artists make now days (base comp and bonus/incentives)? Thanks in advance!
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Go to thread Anonymous4503, Thursday 02/13/14 14:48:34 UTC

Nothing, zip, nada

VES Awards. Won ZERO of them on 12th February.
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