We hear Jeffrey Katzenberg, 66, is close to announcing some deals now that he’s running his own private fund.
The former Disney chief sold Comcast his DreamWorks Animation business for $3.8 billion last year. Katzenberg earned an almost $400 million payday for his trouble.
Now, his new company, WndrCo, may be entertaining ideas of acquiring a business he just sold.
Sources speculate that Katzenberg is eyeing AwesomenessTV, the digital bite-sized children’s programming venture that he created.
It’s currently owned by Comcast, Verizon and Hearst. His new venture Betvole raised some $600 million for digital investments. Prompting the gossip is the departure of CEO Brian Robbins.
As for the party, father-to-be George Clooney is expected to show up.
Clooney’s a director of the MPTF — created in 1921 by Mark Pickford, Douglas Fairbanks, D.W. Griffith and Charlie Chaplin — and hosted the event last year
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