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WOMEN OF DREAMWORKS: An exclusive panel highlighting the talented women behind successful DreamWorks films

  • 27 Feb 2014
  • 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM (PST)
  • DreamWorks PDI Studios, 1400A Seaport Blvd., Redwood City, CA 94063
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What’s the magic behind highly-successful animated films such as the “Shrek” saga, “Madagascar,” “Kung Fu Panda,” “Mr. Peabody & Sherman” and many more? 

Come and discover it first-hand at the “Women of DreamWorks” event. On Feb 27, 2014 at 6:30 pm join us at DreamWorks North California PDI headquarters for a panel discussion with Gail Currey, Head of PDI-DreamWorks, Holly Edwards, Associate Producer of “Mr. Peabody & Sherman,” and Lara Breay ,Producer of “The Penguins of Madagascar.” 


These established animation professionals will discuss their roles at PDI DreamWorks and give attendants an exclusive behind-the-scenes look of their upcoming releases as well as other successful Dreamworks films.

 This is a special co-ed event and open to the general public.

Thank you for your interest! 

***SOLD OUT***

TICKETS WILL NOT BE SOLD AT THE DOOR.


Lara Breay is currently producing “The Penguins of Madagascar” for DreamWorks Animation which is slated for release on March 27, 2015. Most recently, she produced “Megamind” for the studio.

Lara comes to DreamWorks from Ben Stiller’s Red Hour Films, where she served as Vice President of Production & Development. At Red Hour, she worked on the hits “Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story” and “Blades of Glory,” as well as recent the films “Tropic Thunder” and “The Ruins.”

Lara previously worked as a director and producer for the BBC in London, where her numerous credits include the BAFTA and Emmy award-winning “Horizon.”

A graduate of Cambridge University, Lara got her start in the film business working for the director Sydney Pollack.



As Head of the DreamWorks Animation PDI Studio,Gail Currey is responsible for overseeing all productions at the Company’s Northern California campus as well as the artistic development and training efforts across the studio.

Ms. Currey joined the Company in her current capacity in 2008. Under her leadership, the Redwood City studio has nearly doubled to over 600 employees to date. The studio was recently honored by the Mayor of Redwood City for “Animation Excellence” and DreamWorks Animation has been named among the “100 Best Companies to Work For” by FORTUNE® Magazine for three consecutive years. Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted is currently in production in Redwood City, and is scheduled to be released on June 8, 2012.

Prior to joining DreamWorks Animation, Ms. Currey served as Vice President and General Manager of Lucasfilm Animation from 2004 to 2008. Prior to that, Ms. Currey served as Vice President and Executive in charge of Production at Industrial Light & Magic (ILM), overseeing many of the company’s feature film visual effects productions, including Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl and Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World, both of which earned Academy Award® nominations for Best Achievement in Visual Effects. She previously held the position of Chief Operations Officer at ILM, where her work on groundbreaking films such as Jurassic Park and The Perfect Stormplayed a pivotal role in the transformation of ILM into the largest, most well-known and respected digital production company in the world.

Ms. Currey holds a B.A. degree in liberal arts and an M.F.A. degree from the Art Institute of Chicago.



Holly Edwards currently serves as Associate Producer on Mr. Peabody & Sherman, the time-traveling comedy adventure starring a dog and his boy, which arrives in theaters on March 7. A twenty-year animation veteran, Edwards has spent the last eleven with DreamWorks Animation where she has lent her talents to a number of films, most recently as Associate Producer onMadagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wantedand Megamind.While at the studio, she has also served as Production Supervisor on Shrek 2 and Madagascar.

Prior to arriving at DreamWorks, Edwards cultivated her production skills at Wild Brain and Curious Pictures, where she created content for both television and the web. Her first experience with animation came at Colossal Pictures, where she arrived following her introduction to the industry as a production assistant in live action. Edwards attended Webster University in St. Louis, where she studied Media Communications with an emphasis in Film.





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