EXCLUSIVE: The last time President Obama was in town back in early August he had a private dinner with Jeffrey Katzenberg – now the Commander-in-Chief is heading over to his top bundler’s DreamWorks Animation Glendale campus for a very public pre-Thanksgiving visit. While in town next week for a series of fundraisers, Obama will be dropping by DWA on November 26 in the afternoon, I’ve learned. While there, the President will be giving a speech to company employees and invited guests at Katzenberg HQ. Of course, Obama’s visit to DWA isn’t the only political face time on Katzenberg’s calendar in the next week – the Animation CEO is co-hosting a mogul heavy fundraiser today for Governor Jerry Brown at Disney Studio boss Alan Horn‘s Bel Air home.
As I reported earlier this month, Obama was already set to be here on November 25 and 26 to more than make up for a September fundraising visit that was scrapped first because of potential military action in Syria and then, with First Lady Michelle subbing, because of the government shutdown. Coming to town from other Democratic National Committee and midterm election fundraisers in San Francisco, Obama will first be at a $2,500 to $15,000 a ticket gathering at Magic Johnson’s house. Then the President will head over to the Beverly Hills home of Haim Saban and his wife Cheryl for a $16,200 a person or $32,400 a couple dinner. On the 26th, Obama will hit a $32,400 per guest breakfast at the home of Friends co-creator Marta Kauffman, where he was originally going to attend that September fundraiser. The fundraiser are expected to pull in over $2 million for the Democrats’ midterm election efforts.