Jeffrey Katzenberg
Katzenberg in 2022
Born (1950-12-21) December 21, 1950 (age 72)
New York City, U.S.
Alma materNew York University (attended)
  • Film producer
  • media proprietor
Years active1979–present
Notable workWho Framed Roger Rabbit
The Little Mermaid
Beauty and the Beast
The Lion King
The Prince of Egypt
Kung Fu Panda
How to Train Your Dragon
Political partyDemocratic
Marilyn Siegel
(m. 1975)

Jeffrey Katzenberg (/ˈkætsənˌbɜːrɡ/; born December 21, 1950) is an American film producer and media proprietor. He became well known for his tenure as chairman of Walt Disney Studios from 1984 to 1994. After departing Disney, he was a co-founder and CEO of DreamWorks Animation,[a] where he oversaw the production of such animated franchises as Shrek, Madagascar, Kung Fu Panda, and How to Train Your Dragon. He has since founded a new media and technology company called WndrCo and was the founder of Quibi, a defunct short-form mobile video platform.

Katzenberg has also been involved in politics. With his active support of Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama, he was called "one of Hollywood's premier political kingmakers and one of the Democratic Party's top national fund-raisers".[1] He is a campaign co-chair of Joe Biden's re-election campaign.[2]

Early life and education

Katzenberg was born on December 21, 1950, in New York City, to a Jewish family, the son of Anne, an artist, and Walter Katzenberg, a stockbroker.[3] He attended the Ethical Culture Fieldston School, graduating in 1969. When he was 14, Katzenberg volunteered to work on John Lindsay's successful New York mayoral campaign. He quickly received the nickname "Squirt" and attended as many meetings as he could.[4] He went on to attend New York University for one year, before dropping out to work full-time as an advance man for Lindsay.[5][6]

Professional career

Paramount Pictures

Katzenberg began his career as an assistant to producer David V. Picker, then in 1974 he became an assistant to Barry Diller, the chairman of Paramount Pictures.[3] Diller moved Katzenberg to the marketing department, followed by other assignments within the studio, until he was assigned to revive the Star Trek franchise, which resulted in Star Trek: The Motion Picture. He continued to work his way up and became president of production under Paramount's president, Michael Eisner, overseeing the production of films including 48 Hrs., Terms of Endearment, and Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom.[7]

The Walt Disney Studios

In 1984, Eisner became chief executive officer (CEO) of The Walt Disney Company. Eisner brought Katzenberg with him to serve as chairman of The Walt Disney Studios.[3] As head of the studio, he oversaw all filmed content including motion pictures, television, Disney Channel, and home video distribution.[3] He focused the studio on the production of adult-oriented comedies through its Touchstone Pictures banner, including films such as Down and Out in Beverly Hills, Three Men and a Baby, Good Morning, Vietnam, Dead Poets Society, and Pretty Woman. Katzenberg expanded Disney's film portfolio by launching Hollywood Pictures with Eisner and overseeing the acquisition of Miramax Films in 1993.[4] Katzenberg also oversaw Touchstone Television, which produced television series such as The Golden Girls, Empty Nest and Home Improvement.

The neutrality of this section is disputed. Relevant discussion may be found on the talk page. Please do not remove this message until conditions to do so are met. (February 2023) (Learn how and when to remove this template message)

Katzenberg was also charged with turning around Disney's ailing Feature Animation unit, creating some intrastudio controversy when he personally edited twelve minutes out of a completed Disney animated feature, The Black Cauldron (1985), shortly after joining the company.[8] Under his management, the animation department eventually began creating some of Disney's most critically acclaimed and highest grossing animated features. These films include The Great Mouse Detective (1986), Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988), Oliver and Company (1988), The Little Mermaid (1989), Beauty and the Beast (1991)—which was the first animated feature to be nominated for an Academy Award for Best PictureAladdin (1992), and The Lion King (1994).[9][10][unreliable source?] In addition, Katzenberg also sealed the deal that created the highly successful partnership between Pixar and Disney and the deal that brought Miramax Films into Disney.

However, Katzenberg angered actor Robin Williams, who had voiced the Genie in Aladdin (1992) under a minimum salary on the condition that his voice not be used for excessive marketing or merchandising. Katzenberg reneged on both counts, especially in poster art by having the Genie in 25% of the image, but having other major and supporting characters portrayed considerably smaller. [11][12][13] Disney, while not using Williams' name in commercials as per the contract, used his voice for the Genie in the commercials and used the Genie character to sell toys and fast food tie-ins, without having to pay Williams additional money; Williams unhappily quipped at the time, "The only reason Mickey Mouse has three fingers is because he can't pick up a check." Williams explained to New York magazine that his previous Mork & Mindy merchandising was different because, "the image is theirs. But the voice, that's me; I gave them myself. When it happened, I said, 'You know I don't do that.' And they [Disney] apologized; they said it was done by other people."[14] When Katzenberg was replaced by Joe Roth as Walt Disney Studios chairman, Roth organized a public apology to Williams.[15] Williams would, in turn, reprise the role in the second sequel, Aladdin and the King of Thieves, in 1996.[16]

Concerns arose internally at Disney, particularly from Roy E. Disney, about Katzenberg taking too much credit for the success of Disney's early 1990s releases.[17] In 1993, Katzenberg had lobbied to become Eisner's second in command, which would have meant moving Frank Wells from president to vice chairman, to which Eisner replied that Wells would feel "hurt" in that scenario and then, according to Katzenberg, assured him, "If for any reason Frank is not here ... you are the number-two person and I want you to have the job."[18] After Wells died in a helicopter crash in 1994, Eisner assumed Wells' duties instead of promoting Katzenberg to the vacated position of president.[19] Eisner recalled that "Roy E. Disney [ Walt Disney's nephew and a force on Disney's board who Eisner says 'could be a troublemaker'], who did not like him at all – I forget the reason, but Jeffrey probably did not treat him the way that Roy would have wanted to be treated – said to me, 'If you make him the president, I will start a proxy fight.'"[20] Disney board member Stanley Gold said Katzenberg had been brought low by "his ego and almost pathological need to be important."[18] Tensions between Katzenberg, Eisner and Disney resulted in Katzenberg being forced to resign from the company that August.[21] Katzenberg launched a lawsuit against Disney to recover money he felt he was owed and settled out of court for an estimated $250 million.[22][page needed]

DreamWorks SKG

Katzenberg at the 34th Annie Awards

Later in 1994, Katzenberg co-founded DreamWorks SKG with Steven Spielberg and David Geffen, with Katzenberg taking primary responsibility for animation operations. He was also credited as producer or executive producer on the DreamWorks animated films The Prince of Egypt (1998), The Road to El Dorado, Chicken Run and Joseph: King of Dreams (all in 2000), Shrek in 2001, Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron in 2002, Sinbad: Legend of the Seven Seas in 2003 and Shrek 2 in 2004.

After DreamWorks Animation suffered a $125 million loss on the traditionally animated Sinbad: Legend of the Seven Seas (2003),[23] Katzenberg believed that telling traditional stories using traditional animation was a thing of the past, and the studio switched to all computer-generated animation.[24] Since then, most of DreamWorks' animated feature films have been successful financially and critically with several Annie Awards and Academy Awards nominations and wins.

DreamWorks Animation

In 2004, DreamWorks Animation (DWA) was spun off from DreamWorks as a separate company headed by Katzenberg in an IPO and has recorded mostly profitable quarters since then.

The live-action DreamWorks movie studio was sold to Viacom in December 2005.[25][26] In 2008, the live-action DreamWorks studio again became an independent production company, releasing its films through Disney.

In 2006, Katzenberg made an appearance on the fifth season of The Apprentice. He awarded the task winners an opportunity to be character voices in Over the Hedge.

Katzenberg has been an industry leader in promoting digital 3D production of film, calling it "the greatest advance in the film industry since the arrival of color in the 1930s." When Katzenberg appeared on The Colbert Report on April 20, 2010, he confirmed that from now on "every single movie" that DreamWorks Animation produced would be in 3D and gave Stephen Colbert a pair of new 3D glasses.[27]

It was reported that Katzenberg receives an airfare allowance of $1.5 million per year, which was the most of all media-company CEOs.[28]

Following NBCUniversal's acquisition of DreamWorks Animation in 2016 for $3.8 billion, Katzenberg left his position of CEO at DWA and has been named chairman of DreamWorks New Media, consisting of DWA's interests in AwesomenessTV and Nova.[29][30] However, he stepped down from his DreamWorks career for unknown reasons.


In January 2017, reports surfaced that he had raised nearly $600 million from investors for a new venture called WndrCo, which will invest in new media and technology companies. Katzenberg wants to grow WndrCo into a company similar to IAC, founded by his former mentor, Barry Diller.[31]

Katzenberg says WndrCo aims to reinvent TV for mobile devices.[32]


In late 2018, Katzenberg announced his new video streaming platform, Quibi, created in partnership with former eBay CEO Meg Whitman.[33][34] The platform specialized in original, short-form content designed for smartphones. Whitman was hired as the company's CEO and first employee. Katzenberg and Whitman had sold the idea as a mobile-based Netflix. Their investors included Disney, NBCUniversal, Sony, Viacom, and AT&T's newly-rebranded WarnerMedia.[35] In late 2020, Quibi shut down after just over seven months of operation due to a lack of interest and profitability.[36][37] Of the initial $1.65 billion raised, Quibi only returned $350 million.[38] On October 22, 2020, Katzenberg told the employees to listen to the song "Get Back Up Again" from the movie Trolls as he announced that the employees would be fired.[39][40][41]

Political activities

United States President Barack Obama presenting the 2013 National Medal of Arts to Katzenberg

Katzenberg is a longtime supporter of Barack Obama. Reportedly "smitten" by Obama's speech at the 2004 Democratic National Convention, Katzenberg pledged his full support to Obama in 2006 if he decided to run for president.[42] During his campaign, Obama praised Katzenberg for his "tenacious support and advocacy since we started back in 2007."[43]

Katzenberg has been an avid fund-raiser for Obama, doing so while much of Hollywood was still supporting the Clintons. His fund-raising prowess has reportedly allowed him to become an "informal liaison" between Hollywood and the White House.[42] Katzenberg co-hosted a fund-raiser for President Obama at the home of actor George Clooney in May 2012. Katzenberg said that the event raised almost $15 million, which would make it the most profitable presidential fund-raiser in history.[44] It was reported that Obama campaign officials were not happy about some of the requests that Katzenberg had made. In particular, they were bothered that Katzenberg, who reportedly had made himself "indispensable to Obama", required that the President spend time talking at each of the 14 tables.[42]

When the details of Oriental DreamWorks emerged, Jennifer Rubin noted that the Obama Administration's potential involvement in the deal would not be an issue if not for Katzenberg's May fund-raiser for Obama and his "huge campaign donations."[45] It was reported that Katzenberg was Obama's top "bundler", who, along with Andy Spahn, had collected at least $6.6 million in combined donations for both of Obama's campaigns.[46] In an MSNBC interview about the donations, Nicholas Confessore noted Katzenberg's desire to build movie studios in China, saying that he would need help from the Obama administration to get this done and that "[e]veryone has interests at stake." Bill Allison of the Sunlight Foundation suggested that Katzenberg's long history of financial support for Obama may have influenced the movie deal being "fast-track[ed]" by the White House, noting that DreamWorks Animation "never registered to lobby the federal government."[47]

It was reported that Obama arrived in Los Angeles on October 7, 2012, where he joined Bill Clinton at Katzenberg's Beverly Hills home for a private meeting with several deep-pocketed Democratic donors. Obama's campaign indicated the meeting was to thank supporters, but some members of the campaign finance committee said that it involved the pro-Obama PAC Priorities USA Action. Members of the White House press corps who had traveled to California with Obama were kept in the garage of Katzenberg's mansion and one reporter called the meeting "unusual".[48] Katzenberg, who had previously donated $2 million to the pro-Obama PAC Priorities USA Action, donated an additional $1 million in October 2012.[49] He donated $1 million to the Super PAC Priorities USA, which supported Hillary Clinton in the 2016 presidential race.[50] In October 2016, he hosted a $100,000-per-person fund-raiser at his Beverly Hills residence with President Barack Obama as the main attraction.[51]

In 2018, following the Stoneman Douglas High School shooting, Katzenberg pledged $500,000 to the March for Our Lives gun-control demonstration.[52]

In 2023, Katzenberg was named as one of the national co-chairs of Joe Biden's 2024 campaign for reelection as president.[53]

SEC investigation

The Securities and Exchange Commission launched an investigation in April 2012 into accusations that Katzenberg had bribed Chinese officials in an effort to obtain distribution rights, as Joe Biden was negotiating a deal to increase film quotas.[43][54]


Katzenberg took a leading role in pushing the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA); Hollywood reportedly saw piracy as "an existential threat". When the White House announced its opposition to the bill in January 2012, Chris Dodd, the former Senator and head of the Motion Picture Association of America, the film industry's lobbying organization, contacted Katzenberg to obtain more information about the president's plans. When Dodd reportedly asked him to intervene, Katzenberg declined, but "sought to soothe hurt feelings and lay the groundwork for a deal more friendly to Hollywood". Katzenberg's office contacted Obama and urged him to contact other studio chiefs in order to reaffirm their support. Obama would take the advice, making Katzenberg one of the few Hollywood executives working on brokering a compromise with Silicon Valley.[42]

Special awards

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced in September 2012, that the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award would be presented to Katzenberg at the Oscar ceremony in 2013, in acknowledgment of his role in "raising money for education, art and health-related causes, particularly those benefiting the motion picture industry."[55]

During the 2017 Cannes Film Festival, the jury awarded Katzenberg an honorary Palme d'Or, the festival's highest prize. Katzenberg compared the distinction to the earlier Academy recognition.[56]

Personal life

Marilyn and Jeffrey Katzenberg in 2010

Katzenberg married Marilyn Siegel, a kindergarten teacher, in 1975. They have twin children, Laura and David, born in 1983.[57] David is a television producer and director.[58][59]

Katzenberg and his wife have been highly active in charitable causes. They donated the multimillion-dollar Katzenberg Center to Boston University's College of General Studies, citing that the school gave their two children the "love of education."[60] They also donated the Marilyn and Jeffrey Katzenberg Center for Animation at the University of Southern California.

In addition to serving as Chairman of the Board for the Motion Picture and Television Fund Foundation, Katzenberg sits on the boards or serves as a trustee of AIDS Project Los Angeles, American Museum of the Moving Image, California Institute of the Arts, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Geffen Playhouse, Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research, University of Southern California School of Cinematic Arts and The Simon Wiesenthal Center. Together with DreamWorks Animation, Katzenberg founded the DreamWorks Animation Academy of Inner-City Arts in 2008. In recognition of his efforts, Katzenberg received the 85th Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award at the 2012 American Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Governors Awards Presentation[61] on December 1 at The Ray Dolby Ballroom at Hollywood & Highland Center.[62]

Katzenberg has an estimated worth of US$900 million (2016)[63] and is reported to have donated over $3.5 million in political contributions since 1979: 33% ($1.171+ million) to Democrats, 66% ($2.33+ million) to special interest groups without party affiliations, and less than 1% ($7,000) to Republicans.[64]

He was awarded the Honorary degree of Doctor of Arts from Ringling College of Art and Design on May 2, 2008.[65]



Year Title Credits Production company Notes
1979 Star Trek: The Motion Picture Paramount Pictures
1985 The Black Cauldron Disney Chairman/Editor Walt Disney Animation Studios The latter uncredited
1986 The Great Mouse Detective Disney Chairman
1987 Down and Out in Beverly Hills Touchstone Pictures (Walt Disney Studios)
Three Men and a Baby
1988 Who Framed Roger Rabbit Executive in charge of production
Oliver & Company Disney Chairman Walt Disney Animation Studios
1989 The Little Mermaid
1990 The Rescuers Down Under
1991 Beauty and the Beast
1992 Aladdin
1993 The Nightmare Before Christmas Executive in charge of production Touchstone Pictures (Walt Disney Studios)
1994 The Lion King Disney Chairman Walt Disney Animation Studios
1995 Your Studio and You Universal Pictures Short
Pocahontas Disney Chairman Walt Disney Animation Studios Partially
1998 Antz Executive in charge of production DreamWorks Animation
The Prince of Egypt Executive producer
2000 The Road to El Dorado Executive producer/Director The latter uncredited
Chicken Run Executive producer
Joseph: King of Dreams Video
2001 Shrek Producer
2002 Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron
2003 Sinbad: Legend of the Seven Seas
2004 Shrek 2 Executive producer
Shark Tale
2005 Madagascar Executive in charge of production/voice actor (as Rico and Abner)
Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit Executive in charge of production
2006 Over the Hedge
Flushed Away
2007 Shrek the Third
Bee Movie Executive in charge of production/Special thanks
2008 Kung Fu Panda Executive in charge of production
Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa
2009 Monsters vs. Aliens
2010 Arthur 3: The War of the Two Worlds Animation director EuropaCorp
How to Train Your Dragon Executive in charge of production DreamWorks Animation
Shrek Forever After
2011 Kung Fu Panda 2
Puss in Boots
2012 Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted
Rise of the Guardians
2013 The Croods
2014 Mr. Peabody & Sherman
How to Train Your Dragon 2
Penguins of Madagascar
2015 Home
2016 Kung Fu Panda 3
Trolls Partially
2017 The Boss Baby
Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie


Year Title Occupation Notes
2004 Father of the Pride Creator/Executive producer 2 episodes
2005–2009 The Contender Executive producer 26 episodes
2005 The Contender Rematch: Mora vs. Manfredo TV special
2008 The Contender Asia 12 episodes
2010 Neighbors from Hell 5 episodes
2020 Dummy wiip, Heller Highwater Pictures, Let's Go Again
Thanks a Million Producer Short TV series
Beauty Short series
Benedict Men TV series (pre-production)
The Now Executive producer TV Mini-Series (post-production)
Natural Born Narco 1 episode: Pilot (post-production)
Elba vs. Block Short TV Series (post-production)


  1. ^ Katzenberg represents the K in DreamWorks SKG


  1. ^ Daunt, Tina; Masters, Kim (October 30, 2013). "Jeffrey Katzenberg's Secret Call to Hillary Clinton: Hollywood's 2016 Support Assured". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved October 30, 2013.
  2. ^ "Joe Biden is redefining presidential campaign frugality". POLITICO. July 16, 2023. Retrieved July 18, 2023.
  3. ^ a b c d Harmetz, Aljean (February 7, 1988). "Who Makes Disney Run?". The New York Times. Retrieved February 9, 2023.
  4. ^ a b Pulver, Andrew (May 17, 2001). "The Katz that bit the mouse". The Guardian.
  5. ^ "Jeffrey Katzenberg". Encyclopædia Britannica. Encyclopædia Britannica, Inc. Retrieved April 15, 2023.
  6. ^ Kahn, Carrie (May 11, 2012). "Head Of Shrek's Studio Puts Millions Behind Obama". NPR. Retrieved June 25, 2023.
  7. ^ Pulver, Andrew (May 17, 2001). "The Katz that bit the mouse". The Guardian. Retrieved February 8, 2023.
  8. ^ Thomas, Bob (1991). Disney's Art of Animation: From Mickey Mouse to Beauty and the Beast. New York.: Hyperion. p. 114. ISBN 1-56282-899-1.
  9. ^ The Disney Renaissance Didn't Happen Because of Jeffrey Katzenberg; It Happened In Spite of Him
  10. ^ Four Wins of the Disney Renaissance that Happened in Spite of Jeffrey Katzneberg
  11. ^ Daly, Steve (September 4, 1992). "Disney's Got A Brand-New Baghdad 1". Entertainment Weekly. Archived from the original on August 6, 2011. Retrieved March 16, 2007.
  12. ^ Daly, Steve (September 4, 1992). "Disney's Got A Brand-New Baghdad 2". Entertainment Weekly. Archived from the original on October 25, 2012. Retrieved March 16, 2007.
  13. ^ Daly, Steve (September 4, 1992). "Disney's Got A Brand-New Baghdad 3". Entertainment Weekly. Archived from the original on October 25, 2012. Retrieved March 16, 2007.
  14. ^ Welkos, Robert W. (1993). "The Genie Has a Gripe With Disney". Los Angeles Times. ISSN 0458-3035. Archived from the original on March 18, 2019. Retrieved February 12, 2019.
  15. ^ Welkos, Robert (October 24, 1994). "Abracadabra: Disney, Robin Williams Quit Feud". Los Angeles Times. Archived from the original on June 14, 2017. Retrieved July 12, 2017.
  16. ^ Cerone, Daniel Howard (September 27, 1995). "Genie Grants Disney's Video Wish : Marketing: Robin Williams will reprise his 'Aladdin' role in 'King of Thieves,' continuing the emergence of direct-to-video projects as an industry gold mine". Los Angeles Times. Archived from the original on May 12, 2021. Retrieved August 15, 2014.
  17. ^ Stewart 2005, pp. 160–186
  18. ^ a b "The Epic Disney Blow-Up of 1994: Eisner, Katzenberg and Ovitz 20 Years Later". The Hollywood Reporter. April 9, 2014.
  19. ^ "Frank Wells, Disney's President, Is Killed in a Copter Crash at 62". The New York Times. April 5, 1994. Retrieved May 6, 2010.
  20. ^ "Michael Eisner on Former Disney Colleagues, Rivals and Bob Iger's Successor". The Hollywood Reporter. July 27, 2016.
  21. ^ "Head of Disney Studio Unexpectedly Resigns". Associated Press. August 24, 1994. Retrieved April 17, 2023.
  22. ^ Stewart, James B. (2005). DisneyWar. Simon & Schuster. ISBN 0-684-80993-1.
  23. ^ Eller, Claudia; Hofmeister, Sallie (December 17, 2005). "DreamWorks Sale Sounds Wake-Up Call for Indie Films". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved September 11, 2013. The company nearly went bankrupt twice, Geffen said during a panel discussion in New York this year, adding that when the animated film "Sinbad: Legend of the Seven Seas" flopped in 2003, the resulting $125-million loss nearly sank his company.
  24. ^ M. Holson, Laura (July 21, 2003). "Animated Film Is Latest Title To Run Aground At DreamWorks". The New York Times. Retrieved September 11, 2013. 'I think the idea of a traditional story being told using traditional animation is likely a thing of the past', he said. Among other factors, Mr. Katzenberg said, 'fast-evolving technology is making it easier to create images that a few years ago could only be drawn by hand.'
  25. ^ "'Island' Could Sink DreamWorks Sale – Celebrity Gossip | Entertainment News | Arts And Entertainment". August 1, 2005. Retrieved July 11, 2010.
  26. ^ Smith, Sean (December 19, 2005). "Hollywood: DreamWorks Sale—Why the Dream Didn't Work – Newsweek – Newsweek Periscope". MSNBC. Archived from the original on December 13, 2005. Retrieved July 11, 2010.
  27. ^ "The Colbert Nation". Colbert Report – Jeffrey Katzenberg. Retrieved May 1, 2010.
  28. ^ Acuna, Kirsten (October 18, 2012). "Here's How Much The Top 15 Media CEOs Spend On Private Jets [Ranked]". Business Insider.
  29. ^ "Comcast's NBCUniversal buys DreamWorks Animation in $3.8-billion deal". Los Angeles Times. April 28, 2016. Retrieved April 28, 2016.
  30. ^ Kit, Borys (January 10, 2017). "DreamWorks Animation Finds New Chief in Warner Bros. Veteran (Exclusive)". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved January 14, 2017.
  31. ^ Spangler, Todd (January 26, 2017). "Jeffrey Katzenberg's Investment Venture WndrCo Raises $591.5 Million". Variety. Retrieved March 10, 2017.
  32. ^ Spangler, Todd (March 3, 2017). "Jeffrey Katzenberg's Next Act With WndrCo: Reinventing TV for Mobile". Variety. Retrieved March 10, 2017.
  33. ^ Schwartzel, Erich (December 20, 2018). "Meg Whitman Wants to Change What You Watch". Wall Street Journal – via
  34. ^ Sperling, Nicole (June 14, 2019). "What Is Jeffrey Katzenberg's Quibi All About, and Why Should You Care?". Vanity Fair. Retrieved April 24, 2020.
  35. ^ "Jeffrey Katzenberg and Meg Whitman Reveal the Name of Their 'NewTV' Platform". Fortune.
  36. ^ Patten, Dominic (October 21, 2020). "Quibi's Jeffrey Katzenberg & Meg Whitman Detail "Clear-Eyed" Decision To Shut It Down". Deadline. Retrieved October 22, 2020.
  37. ^ "Quibi: shortform streaming service to shut down after six months". the Guardian. October 21, 2020. Retrieved October 22, 2020.
  38. ^ Sorkin, Andrew Ross; Karaian, Jason; Merced, Michael J. de la; Hirsch, Lauren; Livni, Ephrat (October 22, 2020). "Quibi's Quick End". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved December 6, 2020.
  39. ^ Hartsman, Avery (October 22, 2020). "Quibi's founder reportedly told staffers to listen to a song from the movie 'Trolls' as he announced they would be losing their jobs". Business Insider. Retrieved October 22, 2020.
  40. ^ B. Powell, Tori (October 22, 2020). "Quibi Founder Told Employees 'Trolls' Song Would Lift Their Spirits as He Announced Shutdown: Report". Daily Beast. Retrieved October 22, 2020.
  41. ^ @DiscussingFilm (October 22, 2020). "Quibi CEO Jeffrey Katzenberg told..." (Tweet) – via Twitter.
  42. ^ a b c d "Movie Mogul's Starring Role in Raising Funds for Obama". Wall Street Journal. September 30, 2012.
  43. ^ a b Haberman, Maggie (May 11, 2012). "The Katzenberg-Obama connection". Politico.
  44. ^ Kahn, Carrie (May 11, 2012). "Head Of Shrek's Studio Puts Millions Behind Obama". NPR.
  45. ^ Rubin, Jennifer (June 1, 2012). "Biden's role in U.S. companies' deals with China". The Washington Post.
  46. ^ "Obama Grows More Reliant on Big-Money Contributors". The New York Times. September 12, 2012.
  47. ^ Allison, Bill (November 5, 2016). "Stealthy Wealthy: Did Katzenberg's support for Obama fast-track movie deal with China?". Sunlight Foundation.
  48. ^ Daunt, Tina (October 7, 2012). "Obama, Clinton Powwow with Donors at Jeffrey Katzenberg's House". The Hollywood Reporter.
  49. ^ "Steven Spielberg, Jeffrey Katzenberg Give $1 Million Each to Aid Obama Super PAC". Huffington Post. October 21, 2012.
  50. ^ "The Top Donors Backing Hillary Clinton's Super PAC". Forbes. May 27, 2016.
  51. ^ "Traffic Alert: Obama To Visit Beverly Hills Today". The Beverly Hills Courier. October 24, 2016. Retrieved October 24, 2016.
  52. ^ "Oprah Follows George and Amal Clooney's Lead, to Donate $500,000 for Parkland Students' March". February 20, 2018. Archived from the original on February 21, 2018. Retrieved February 20, 2018.
  53. ^ Thomas, Ken; Lucey, Catherine (June 26, 2023). "Jeffrey Katzenberg's Very Hollywood Advice for Joe Biden". Wall Street Journal. Retrieved June 28, 2023.
  54. ^ Wyatt, Edward (April 24, 2012). "S.E.C. Asks if Hollywood Paid Bribes in China". The New York Times.
  55. ^ Sperling, Nicole (September 5, 2012). "Academy to honor Jeffrey Katzenberg, Hal Needham, D.A. Pennebaker and George Stevens Jr". LA Times.
  56. ^ Richford, Rhonda (May 19, 2017). "Cannes: Jeffrey Katzenberg Feted With Honorary Palme d'Or". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved May 26, 2017.
  57. ^ Berrin, Danielle (July 17, 2013). "Jeffrey Katzenberg: Mogul on a mission". Jewish Journal. Retrieved September 11, 2013.
  58. ^ Howard, Caroline; Noer, Michael (December 17, 2012). "30 under 30". Forbes. Retrieved December 18, 2012.
  59. ^ Radish, Christina (April 14, 2011). "Producer David Katzenberg Talks THE HARD TIMES OF RJ BERGER Season 2". Retrieved September 11, 2013.
  60. ^ "BU Today News & Events". CGS dedicates Marilyn and Jeffrey Katzenberg Center. Archived from the original on June 10, 2008. Retrieved April 28, 2010.
  61. ^ Grossberg, Josh (September 6, 2012). "Jeffrey Katzenberg, D.A. Pennebaker Tapped for Honorary Oscars". Eonline. Retrieved September 7, 2012.
  62. ^ Minovitz, Ethan (September 7, 2012). "Katzenberg to receive Academy's Humanitarian Award". Big Cartoon News. Archived from the original on December 1, 2012. Retrieved September 7, 2012.
  63. ^ "Katzenberg Net Worth Climbs to Nearly $900 Million After Comcast Buys DreamWorks Animation". Forbes. August 26, 2016. Retrieved February 20, 2018.
  64. ^ "Newsmeat". Hall of Fame>Celebrities, Jeffrey Katzenberg. Archived from the original on January 23, 2012. Retrieved February 1, 2012.
  65. ^ "Katzenberg Presented with Ringling's First Honorary Doctor of Arts Degree". Tampa Bay CEO magazine. April 15, 2008. Archived from the original on May 3, 2008. Retrieved November 15, 2009.