AFI bestows degrees on Katzenberg, Kennedy

Long-time colleagues present the honors to each other

The American Film Institute awarded honorary Doctorate of Fine Arts degrees to Jeffrey Katzenberg and Kathleen Kennedy at the AFI Conservatory commencement ceremonies, which took place Wednesday at the AFI's campus in Hollywood.
Breaking with the AFI tradition of separate presenters, Katzenberg and Kennedy presented the honors to each other in recognition of their long years of friendship and collaboration.

Over the years, they have worked together on such projects as "Raiders of the Lost Arc" and "Who Framed Roger Rabbit."
Katzenberg, who is currently CEO and co-founder of DreamWorks Animation, has held executive posts at DreamWorks, Disney and Paramount.

Kennedy, a six-time Academy Award nominee, heads The Kennedy/Marshall Company, which most recently produced "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button."