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DreamWorks Director Brings Telecom Expertise

DreamWorks Animation SKG Inc. named a telecommunications executive to serve on its board of directors. Maggie Wilderotter will serve as one of eight directors of the Glendale animation studio. Her background in media, entertainment, Internet access and technology will help in growing and transforming the company, Wilderotter said. “I look forward to helping (Chief Executive) Jeffrey Katzenberg, his team and the board delight customers, maintain their status as the premier player in content development, and deliver shareholder value,” Wilderotter said in a prepared statement. Wilderotter is the executive chairwoman of Frontier Communications, in Stamford, Conn., a telecomm serving small and rural communities in 29 states. She served as chief executive from 2006 to early this year. She has also served as chief executive of Wink Communications Inc., a developer of interactive television software that was later acquired by OpenTV, and in senior executive positions at AT&T Inc. DreamWorks shared closed up $1.32 or 6.4 percent to $21.90.

Mark Madler
Mark Madler
Mark R. Madler covers aviation & aerospace, manufacturing, technology, automotive & transportation, media & entertainment and the Antelope Valley. He joined the company in February 2006. Madler previously worked as a reporter for the Burbank Leader. Before that, he was a reporter for the City News Bureau of Chicago and several daily newspapers in the suburban Chicago area. He has a bachelor’s of science degree in journalism from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.

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