Francis will begin at DreamWorks Animation immediately on a part-time basis and will assume his new role full-time in February 2013.
In Francis' career in branding and marketing, he has served as Chief Executive Officer and Founder of Farview Associates, LLC, a global brand agency, President of J.C. Penney, and over 26 years with the Target Corporation, where he ultimately held the title of Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer.
About DreamWorks Animation SKGDreamWorks Animation creates high-quality entertainment, including CG animated feature films, television specials and series and live entertainment properties, meant for audiences around the world. The Company has world-class creative talent, a strong and experienced management team and advanced filmmaking technology and techniques. DreamWorks Animation has been named one of the "100 Best Companies to Work For" by FORTUNE ® Magazine for four consecutive years. In 2012, DreamWorks Animation ranks #14 on the list. All of DreamWorks Animation's feature films are produced in 3D. The Company has theatrically released a total of 25 animated feature films, including the franchise properties of Shrek, Madagascar , Kung Fu Panda, How to Train Your Dragon and Puss in Boots. The Company's theatrical releases for 2013 are The Croods on March 22, Turbo on July 19 and Mr. Peabody & Sherman on November 1.
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