Stacey Snider, Moving DreamWorks Forward

DreamWorks Animation has announced a new partnership with Netflix to create an original cartoon series. This is the next step in DreamWorks’ campaign to go beyond the silver screen, teaming with Netflix’s desire to strengthen its appeal to children.

Like DreamWorks Animation’s other television shows on Nickelodeon and Cartoon Network, the Netflix series will be a spinoff of a DreamWorks Animation movie. The Netflix show will be called “Turbo F.A.S.T.” based on the upcoming DreamWorks movie “Turbo”, about a snail that becomes super fast, in theaters July 19.

On Tuesday, when the deal was announced, DreamWorks’ shares rose 2.91 percent, to $16.63.

DreamWorks Animation’s chief executive, Jeffrey Katzenberg, refers to this agreement as “Part of the television revolution.”

At last year’s Atlantic Meets Pacific conference, Stacey Snider, co-chairman and CEO oImagef DreamWorks Studios, spoke about what it takes to be Steven Spielberg’s right hand gal and how she contributes to the production of critically acclaimed movies.

See all of Stacey Snider’s Atlantic Meets Pacific talk on UC-TV.

The Atlantic Meets the Pacific is an event hosted by UC San Diego Extension and the Atlantic Magazine, putting together a number of influential speakers, like Snider, to discuss the cutting edge of technology, energy, and health. For a third year in a row, the Atlantic Meets the Pacific will be hosted in La Jolla, California at the Scripps Seaside Forum and Calit2 on October 2 through 4, 2013.

Check back in March for more information on this year’s Atlantic Meets Pacific speakers!

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Save the Date for This Year’s The Atlantic Meets the Pacific

The Atlantic Meets the Pacific will return for its third year in a row on October 2 through 4, 2013. This event, co-hosted by UC San Diego Extension and The Atlantic Magazine, will be held at the Scripps Seaside Forum and Calit2 in La Jolla, California.

The Atlantic Meets the Pacific will host a series of acclaimed guest speakers to bring you information on the cutting edge of technology, energy, and health. Some of last year’s stellar line-up included Stacey Snider, co-chairman and CEO of Dream Works Studios; Chris Cox, VP of products for Facebook; Eric Topol, Director of Scripps Translational Science Institute; and Gretchen Rubin, Bestselling author of The Happiness Project.

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Gretchen Rubin graduated from Yale Law School and was clerking for a Supreme Court Justice when she realized that she wanted to be a writer. She has written bestsellers about JFK, Winston Churchill and one entitled “Power Money Fame Sex.” But Rubin’s most acclaimed book is called The Happiness Project with the subtitle “Or Why I Spent a Year Trying to Sing in the Morning, Clean My Closets, Fight Right, Read Aristotle, and Generally Have More Fun”. In this book and her blog of the same name, Rubin details her year spent chasing the meaning of happiness and discusses the laws of happiness and what she calls “Four Splendid Truths.” For more details on Gretchen Rubin and The Happiness Project check out the UC San Diego Extension blog  and UCTV clips of her talk at last year’s Atlantic Meets Pacific.

Get ready for more speakers like Gretchen Rubin at the next Atlantic Meets Pacific!