Thursday, February 16, 2012

DWA in Shanghai

As various outlets report:

DreamWorks Animation and two state-owned Chinese media companies, Shanghai Media Group and China Media Capital, will unveil a landmark joint venture on Friday, the Financial Times reported.

The partners will construct a studio facility in Shanghai to develop film, TV and live stage productions for the Chinese market, according to the report. ...

Jeffrey K. and associates are branching out. T.V. 3-D. Now China.

All of which is fine with us, so long as they keep making features in Glendale.

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

More jobs being sent overseas....

Anonymous said...

So the Indian studio is not enough? They need another one in China?

Anonymous said...

Hey Homers,

Feel free to do a little research before jumping to uneducated conclusions/assumptions.

The China studio is a separate entity from Dreamworks proper here in America. It is NOT an extension of the US based studios, like the India studio is. Work is shared with the Indian studio, in an outsourcing type capacity. That same relationship will NOT be the case with the China studio. It is a separate company, specifically tasked with generating content for CHINA.

But it sure is fun to jump all over Dreamworks isn't it? Boy oh boy, that knee jerk hater reaction sure didn't get old 8 years ago did it.

Anonymous said...

"The China studio is a separate entity from Dreamworks proper here in America. It is NOT an extension of the US based studios, like the India studio is. Work is shared with the Indian studio, in an outsourcing type capacity. That same relationship will NOT be the case with the China studio. It is a separate company, specifically tasked with generating content for CHINA."

Keep believing that. Give it a couple years. Dumb ass.

Anonymous said...

"Dumb ass."

Ahh, name-calling. That didn't take long.

Its fun to see how simple minded one can be when the only means of communicating one has is to sling filthy names at others.

You must really hate your life to be in a state such that you only feel comfort when you look at the success of others and are determined to throw mud at them.

Anonymous said...

If you honestly believe for one moment that Dreamworks setting up shop in Shanghai of all places is actually a good thing... Than you deserve to be out of work. Dont be surprised when it happens, ok "Homer"?

"As long as they keep making features in Glendale"... Good luck with that. As long as you've got Production geniuses like Joe Aguilar and Ann Daley running the show there in Glendale.....more and more work will be sent overseas.

Are you really that naive to think Shanghai is a good thing?
Its the freaking city name that gave us the term, "Getting Shanghai'd" for Christ's sake.

Wake up.

Anonymous said...

With profits at Dreamworks down, it's not naive to believe that someday in the near future, Chinese workers will be doing a number of the jobs that are currently being done in Glendale. Why wouldn't Jeffrey tap that cheap labor resource? Go green!

Anonymous said...

There is not a studio exec anywhere in town that would not have sold their grandmothers into slavery to make this deal.

Anonymous said...

Just when I think I cant lose any more respect for Dreamworks and Katzenburg.... They find new ways to break ground, and my loss is furthered.

Really impressive.

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