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DreamWorks Studios has hired Lyndsay Harding as its new CFO.
The move comes on the heels of former CFO Larry Wasserman exiting the studio to join Skydance Productions. In fact, the studio has been in the process of shaking up its top executive ranks in recent weeks, hiring Turner executive Michael Wright to take the reins at DreamWorks as the studio prepares for Stacey Snider leaving — perhaps for a top job at Fox — in January.
“Lyndsay brings invaluable experience and key skills that will help drive the planning and execution of DreamWorks’ immediate and long-term financial strategies,” DreamWorks president and COO Jeff Small said. “She joins us at a pivotal time in our evolution, and her experience will prove invaluable as DreamWorks looks to the future.”
Added Harding: “DreamWorks is one of the sterling brands of the film industry. I couldn’t be more thrilled for the opportunity to join their exceptional team during this exciting time at the company.”
Before joining DreamWorks, Harding was CFO at Evergreen Studios. Previous stints include a senior vp post at MGM, where she oversaw corporate development and financial planning.
Before transitioning to media and entertainment, Harding spent a number of years on Wall Street, first as an analyst in the mergers and acquisitions group at Goldman Sachs and then as an associate at JPMorgan Partners, the private equity arm of JPMorgan Chase.
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