Hollywood Studio Chiefs Line Up for Obama's DWA Speech
Execs from Warner Bros., Fox, Sony Entertainment, Universal, Lucasfilm, Lionsgate, CBS and Paramount have reserved seats at the Glendale studio.
Hollywood's top execs have reserved space to hear President Obama talk about job creation at Jeffrey Katzenberg's DreamWorks Animation studio today.
Obama is en route to the studio now after stopping at Toll Middle School in Glendale, according to a pool report.
Of the 68 chairs in the audience, there are seats marked for new Universal Filmed Entertainment chairman Jeff Shell, NBCUniversal vice chairman Ron Meyer, NBC Entertainment chairman Robert Greenblatt, Paramount vice chairman Rob Moore, Sony Pictures chairman/CEO Michael Lynton and co-chairman Amy Pascal, CBS Corp. president/CEO Leslie Moonves, Warner Bros. CEO Kevin Tsujihara and Lionsgate CEO Jon Feltheimer.
People started arriving at the Glendale location around 8 a.m. today, with a visible Secret Service and LAPD presence in the area, including bomb-sniffing dogs.
President Obama will speak at a stage set up in the central oak tree-shaded courtyard. DreamWorks Animation employees are standing directly in front of the stage. Elected officials and studio heads are sitting in wooden folding chairs to the left.