Entertainment industry leader Jeffrey Katzenberg placed his handprints and footprints in cement in the forecourt of the TCL Chinese Theatre IMAX on Sept. 29. Katzenberg is considered an innovator who has produced many important films over the past four decades and helped usher in a new age of animation in Hollywood.
Katzenberg began his career at Paramount Studios in 1974 and later became the studio’s president. He was involved in producing films such as “Raiders of the Lost Ark,” “Saturday Night Fever,” “Grease,” “Ordinary People” and “Terms of Endearment.”
After leaving Paramount, Katzenberg became chairman of The Walt Disney Studios, which produced films such as “Who Framed Roger Rabbit,” “The Little Mermaid,” “Aladdin,” “The Lion King” and “Beauty and the Beast.”
In 1994, Katzenberg co-founded DreamWorks SKG along with Steven Spielberg and David Geffen. The studio produced hits including “American Beauty,” “Gladiator” and “A Beautiful Mind.”
Under Katzenberg’s leadership, DreamWorks Animation became the largest animation studio in the world, releasing 32 animated feature films. Katzenberg currently serves as chairman of DreamWorks New Media, following the sale of DreamWorks Animation SKG to Comcast in 2016. The TCL Chinese Theatre is located at 6925 Hollywood Blvd. For information, visit www.tclchinesetheatres.com.
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