DreamWorks Animation SKG Inc. (DWA), maker of the “Shrek” series, is in talks with Sony Corp. (6758)’s movie unit about distributing its films, Reuters reported, citing a person with knowledge of the discussions it didn’t identify.
Viacom Inc.’s Paramount Pictures has rejected a request from DreamWorks Animation Chief Executive Jeffrey Katzenberg to lower the fee DreamWorks pays on film revenues generated at movie theaters and from DVD sales to 7 percent from 8 percent, Reuters said. Their agreement expires next year, Reuters said.
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