DreamWorks Animation has announced the streamlining of executive leadership within its TV division under Teri Weiss, Executive Vice President of Development, and Kelly Kulchak, Executive Vice President of Current Programming. The announcement was made by Peter Gal, Chief Creative Officer, TV.
“As we continue to push boundaries in animation and challenge ourselves to pursue innovative ideas and find new audiences, I am excited to align our development and current programming teams under the expertise and guidance of Teri and Kelly,” said Gal. “These two are tremendous storytellers and I look forward to seeing them lead our talented team into new territory for DreamWorks Animation Television.”
Prior to these appointments, preschool series and kids and family programming were divided as separate development and current departments, with Weiss previously serving as EVP of Preschool Development and Current Series and Kulchak was EVP of Current Programming for kids series. With these new appointments, the television studio has now streamlined its development and current series oversight, with all development being led by Weiss and all current series being run by Kulchak, reporting into Gal.
Additional news in the division includes Ben Cawood’s promotion to SVP, TV Development, David Wiebe to SVP, Current Programming, Ania O’Hare to SVP, TV Casting and Talent Relations, and Alexandra Nickson to SVP, TV Music.
DreamWorks Animation is one of the world’s leading producers of high-quality, animated family programming, with multi-series deals with Netflix, Peacock, Hulu, Amazon, CBS All Access, Universal Kids and other leading broadcasters around the world. Since inception in 2013, the studio has garnered 25 Emmy® Awards and is home to such beloved series as the recently released Kipo and the Age of Wonderbeasts, Dragons Rescue Riders and Fast & Furious: Spy Racers, as well as Guillermo del Toro’s Tales of Arcadia trilogy, Spirit Riding Free, The Boss Baby: Back in Business and She-Ra and the Princesses of Power. Upcoming new series include Jurassic World: Camp Cretaceous, Gabby’s Dollhouse, Rhyme Time Town and more.