Monday, August 18, 2014

Continuing Changes in Glendale

Even as DWA lays off some employees, other positions open up.

DreamWorks Animation has appointed a new chief financial officer, in the latest in a series of management changes at the Glendale studio.

Fazal Merchant, a former executive at DirecTV and Barclays Capital, has been tapped as the company's finance chief. He succeeds Lew Coleman, who will focus on global growth initiatives as vice chairman, the studio said Monday morning. ...

DreamWorks Animation has appointed a new chief financial officer, in the latest in a series of management changes at the Glendale studio.

Fazal Merchant, a former executive at DirecTV and Barclays Capital, has been tapped as the company's finance chief. He succeeds Lew Coleman, who will focus on global growth initiatives as vice chairman, the studio said Monday morning. ...

I'm not sure adding more execs and slimming down on production crews is the best way to go, but what do I know?

Maybe if you want to grow into a conglomerate, you need to staff like a conglomerate.

1 comments:

Abby Normal said...

"I'm not sure adding more execs and slimming down on production crews is the best way to go, but what do I know?"

This.

DWA is currently a top heavy bottle neck of HR stooges and creatively bankrupt ladder climbers. The production floors have become sterile and support an elitist status quo among the incestuous cult-of-personality 9 to 5'ers.

The corporate identity is shifting leaving many artists disillusioned to a pigeon-holed future in the studio. With the dark hand of yearly lay offs looming it's safer to repurpose complacency as executive loyalty and ride it out.

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