Gregg Taylor is the new head of development at DreamWorks Animation. Taylor will replace Alex Schwartz who will be working on the upcoming feature adaptation of Mr. Peabody & Sherman as producer.
Prior to his new post, Tyalor was a senior development and production executive, overseeing DreamWorks Animation’s franchises, including the upcoming sequel to How to Train Your Dragon, The Penguins of Madagascar and the studio’s various TV projects.
“Gregg is an exceptional executive with a wide range of creative experience that will positively influence our future slate,” said DreamWorks Animation chief creative officer Bill Damaschke. “I am confident that he will thrive as the new leader of DreamWorks Animation’s development team.”
Schwartz had been head of development at DWA since 2008, and has worked on movies such Mr. Peabody & Sherman, Rise of the Guardians and Trolls.
“Alex’s exemplary work in development over the years makes her an ideal choice to assume the role of producer on Mr. Peabody & Sherman and I look forward to her continued creative input and leadership,” Damaschke said.
“I have enjoyed four wonderful years overseeing development at DreamWorks Animation, thanks in large part to the unparalleled quality of my team, including Gregg, Damon Ross and Chris Kuser,” Schwartz said. “I am eager to take on the next creative challenge of producing Mr. Peabody & Sherman, which has long been a passion project of mine.”
Directed by Rob Minkoff and produced by Denise Cascino, Mr. Peabody & Sherman will open on March 14, 2014.