LOS ANGELES, CA (May 30, 2012) – Mark Sourian has signed a first-look production deal with DreamWorks Studios, it was announced today by Stacey Snider, Co-Chair and CEO of DreamWorks. Sourian has increasingly taken on an expanded role on the projects he was overseeing for the studio and expressed an interest in shifting his responsibilities from studio executive to producer on those projects. For DreamWorks, Sourian’s new role will put one of its most skilled executives on some of the studio’s most high profile projects, several of which are being fast-tracked for starts later this year. Sourian will take fuller responsibility for seeing projects all the way through every stage of production.
Among the projects that Sourian will join include “Need for Speed” and “Starbuck,” both recent acquisitions by the studio with start dates in the next six to nine months, as well as “A Dog’s Purpose.” Sourian will remain at the company’s Universal lot based offices. READ MORE »
EXCLUSIVE: DreamWorks has given a two-year first look deal to John Hamburg, who got separated from the studio in its divorce with Paramount Pictures. Hamburg’s move puts the writer/director/producer on familiar ground, figuratively and literally. Aside from reuniting with DreamWorks, he’ll stay in the bungalow on the Universal lot where he has long had offices while co-writing all three films in the Uni/DreamWorks co-produced Meet the Parents franchise. He most recently co-wrote and produced Little Fockers. The deal was made by DreamWorks co-presidents of production Holly Bario and Mark Sourian.