When President Obama greets Chinese leader Xi Jinping at the Sunnylands estate in California today, another, arguably more important meeting will be taking place across the Pacific Ocean, in the central Chinese city of Chengdu. The Fortune Global Forum, an invitation-only conference of Fortune 500 CEOs, Chinese elites, and fashionable journalists, began on June 6 at the Shangri-La luxury hotel along the Jin River. The forum concludes on June 8. If there is an event that better explains the feeling of estrangement and frustration and cynicism ordinary Americans feel toward the men and women who govern and manage them, I can’t think of it.
DreamWorks Animation chief executive officer Jeffrey Katzenberg, President Barack Obama’s biggest supporter, confirmed at the Fortune Global Forum in Chengdu, China, that DreamWorks is partnering with Wanda Group, the largest owner of movie theaters in China.
This is a story about politics and power in the golden land, and it begins with the money. In early May a luxury resort in Laguna Beach, Calif., hosted a five-day semi-annual meeting of the Democracy Alliance, a secret, invitation-only organization of liberal moneybags that since its formation in 2005 has directed some $500 million in contributions to progressive groups. Never has a wolves’ den been so posh.
Mother Jones is out with a glowing portrait of President Barack Obama’s largest financial supporter, DreamWorks Animation CEO Jeffrey Katzenberg.
A long-awaited report by the Treasury Department inspector general confirmed Tuesday that Internal Revenue Service agents targeted Tea Party groups because of their political beliefs. The report said ineffective management allowed IRS agents to single out Tea Party groups applying for tax-exempt status with inappropriate questions and requests.
DreamWorks Animation chief executive officer Jeffrey Katzenberg took home a $5.24 million compensation package from the studio, a 31 percent increase over the year prior.
President Barack Obama’s gun control rhetoric fails to address the influence of the media, writes Campbell Brown in the Wall Street Journal.
Fewer than 100 people attending the opening session of the two-day “Founders Summit” for Organizing for Action, the new 501(c)(4) restructuring of what was formerly the Obama reelection campaign.
DreamWorks Animation CEO Jeffrey Katzenberg announced that 350 of his 2,200 studio employees will be laid off by the end of the year.
DreamWorks Animation CEO Jeffrey Katzenberg finally broke his decade-long Oscar slump Sunday evening when the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences awarded him the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award.