Robin Chandler, the former publicity head at Pixar Animation Studios, is joining DreamWorks Animation as head of theatrical publicity. She will report to Jim Gallagher, head of the company’s theatrical marketing.
Chandler had worked at Pixar for six years and before that was head of product publicity for Electronic Arts (Need For Speed). She also had stints at ABC and New Line Cinema. Her hiring comes with DWA’s next big release eight months away, with Kung Fu Panda 3 going wide January 29. That picture marks the studio’s first co-production with Oriental DreamWorks.
While at DWA rival Pixar, Chandler oversaw all aspects of publicity for such films as Toy Story 3, Cars 2, Brave, Monsters University and the popular Pixar shorts.