Mr. Christopher Defaria, also known as Chris, serves as the President and Chief Executive Officer of DreamWorks Animation LLC. He has been the President of Animation, Digital Production and Visual Effects - Warner Bros. of Warner Bros. Entertainment, Inc. since April 2013. Recently, Mr. Defaria served as an executive producer for Alfonso Cuarón’s Gravity and the visual effects executive for Zack Snyder’s Man of Steel. Other notable projects in which Mr. Defaria played
The studio was formed by the merger of the feature animation division of DreamWorks and Pacific Data Images (PDI). Originally formed under the banner of DreamWorks in 1997 by some of Amblin Entertainment's former animation branch Amblimation alumni, it was spun off into a separate public company in 2004. DreamWorks Animation currently maintains two campuses: the original DreamWorks feature animation studio in Glendale and the PDI studio in Redwood City.