DreamWorks Animation is streamlining its TV division, naming Teri Weiss EVP of development and expanding Kelly Kulchak‘s role as EVP of current programming. These promotions will see development for all series led by Weiss, and all current series managed by Kulchak.
Previously, preschool series and kids and family programming were divided into separate development and current departments. Weiss served as EVP of preschool development and current series, while Kulchak served as EVP of current programming for kids series. Moving forward, Weiss and Kulchak will report to Peter Gal, CCO of TV.
Additionally, Ben Cawood was promoted to SVP of TV development, David Wiebe was upped to SVP of current programming, Ania O’Hare was named SVP of TV casting and talent relations, and Alexandra Nickson was promoted to SVP of TV music.
These changes are the most recent in a series of reorganizations. At the beginning of 2019, DreamWorks Animation Television president Margie Cohn took on the additional role of president of DreamWorks Animation, overseeing both film and television operations. Shortly afterwards, Gal was upped from EVP of development to his current (newly created) role as part of an effort to consolidate several departments’ film and TV operations.
And, earlier this month, former Sony Pictures Animation exec Jenny Marchick joined DreamWorks Animation as head of development for its feature film division. In her newly created role Marchick will find and develop new projects as well as identify talent to grow the company’s animated features slate.
This shuffling comes as DreamWorks Animation continues to ink deals with broadcasters and SVODs across the industry. The company has multi-series deals with the likes of Netflix (Dragon Rescue Riders, pictured), Amazon, Hulu (TrollTopia), Peacock, CBS All Access (George of the Jungle) and Universal Kids. Upcoming shows include Jurassic World: Camp Cretaceous, Gabby’s Dollhouse and Rhyme Time Town.