DreamWorks Animation Names Jenny Marchick as Head of Feature Development (Exclusive)

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Marchick was previously at Sony Pictures Animation, where she helped oversee the hit 'Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation.'

Jenny Marchick has been named head of feature development for DreamWorks Animation.

Marchick, who was previously senior vp creative for Sony Pictures Animation, will spearhead the building of DreamWorks’ slate of animated films. DreamWorks is producing two to three films a year that are released by Universal. To keep up that pace, the company is looking to expand its pipeline.

Starting Monday, Marchick will be finding and developing projects as well as identifying key talent for DWA. She will lead a team which will develop a wide range of films drawing from known IP and books as well as original ideas. Marchick will also supervise the creative direction and production of the studio’s active development slate.

"Jenny’s extensive experience in animation and enthusiasm for storytelling make her the perfect addition to the DreamWorks Animation team,” Kristin Lowe, DreamWorks’ chief creative officer, features, said Friday in a statement. "Her instincts and talents are extraordinary as well as her notable contacts with world-class talent in the animation community."

While at SPA, Marchick helped oversee the creative direction and production of Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation, among other projects. Before that, she worked as a development executive in the live-action sphere, including on movies such as Beverly Hills Chihuahua and The Proposal, made by Disney and Mandeville Films, and Date Night and Knight and Day, made by 20th Century Fox.

DreamWorks' upcoming films include Trolls World Tour and The Croods 2 in 2020, along with The Boss Baby 2, Spirit Riding Free and The Bad Guys in 2021.