DreamWorks Animation Feb. 26 reported a fourth-quarter (ended Dec. 31) loss of $82.7 million compared with income of $24.2 million during the previous-year period. The studio said it would let go 350 full-time production staffers, about 15% of its 2,200 employees.
Amazon Feb. 26 said it secured exclusive SVOD rights to FX Network’s Kentucky-based Western crime drama, “Justified,” starring Timothy Olyphant and based on an Elmore Leonard short story, “Fire in the Hole.”
Merchandising: The fifth and final “Twilight” film is giving retailers plenty of reasons to help the franchise go out with a bang. As it is, the Saturday, March 2, release of 'The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn — Part 2' easily overshadowed all the other new releases for the week.