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DreamWorks in Talks With Sony on Distribution, Reuters Says

July 15 (Bloomberg) -- DreamWorks Animation SKG Inc., maker of the “Shrek” series, is in talks with Sony Corp.’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.

A phone call to Sony's Tokyo headquarters outside business hours by Bloomberg News went unanswered.

To contact the reporter on this story: Jason Scott in Canberra at jscott14@bloomberg.net

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Paul Tighe at ptighe@bloomberg.net

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