Dec. 06, 2005

Coleman toplines DreamWorks Ani

After traveling a bumpy road in its first year as a public company, DreamWorks Animation is realigning the responsibilities of its top business and creative executives. Lewis Coleman, a DreamWorks Animation board member and former vice chairman and chief financial officer of Bank of America, has been named president of the company. Coleman will report to DreamWorks Animation CEO Jeffrey Katzenberg, and they, together with chief operating officer Ann Daly, will lead the company's efforts as it continues to produce two computer-generated animated movies per year and expands its business activities behind direct-to-video movies, a growing licensing business, Broadway musicals and live entertainment. Executives who previously reported to the CEO will now report to Coleman.