DreamWorks ups Cross as accounting officer


MUMBAI: DreamWorks Animation SKG has named Philip Cross as the chief accounting officer. Cross will be responsible for managing the company’s accounting functions and will report to DreamWorks Animation president and chief financial officer Lew Coleman.


“We are very pleased to welcome Phil to DreamWorks Animation. As a seasoned finance professional, Phil brings a wealth of experience and knowledge that comes from over 35 years in both accounting and the entertainment industry. We are fortunate to have an individual with his level of expertise join our team,” said Coleman.


Cross has most recently been serving as a consultant to DreamWorks Animation. From 1980 until retiring in June 2006, Cross was a partner with PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, serving as a senior partner in that firm’s Technology, Information, Communications and Entertainment practice. Cross was previously a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of England and Wales and has served on the Board of Directors of the American Cinematheque.


He also served as an advisor to the British American Film and Television Academy of Los Angeles. Cross is a certified public accountant and a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.