MarketWatch 25 Years: ‘There will be massive winners:’ Jeffrey Katzenberg says media and entertainment industry will dazzle.

by | Oct 13, 2022 | Stock Market

In the 25 years MarketWatch has been reporting on business and finance, Jeffrey Katzenberg has helped reshape Hollywood. He cofounded DreamWorks with Steven Speilberg and David Geffen, produced the smash animation hit Shrek, and ran DreamWorks Animation, which made blockbusters like Madagascar.  Not everything Katzenberg tried panned out. His big bet on short-form streaming platform Quibi famously tanked. But Katzenberg generally has a good read on where the media and entertainment business is going, as well as technology in general.

As MarketWatch turns 25, we wanted to ask Katzenberg for his five-year outlook on showbusiness and other areas he is focused on, like cybersecurity. He is currently backing cybersecurity startup Aura. Here are his lightly edited comments.  What opportunities do you see today that you think might be more clear in five years?  Katzenberg: When you look out over the next five years and think about what’s in the future, I’m going to go back five years to sort of make that prediction. If you look at the last five years, the impact of digital technology on every facet of our lives, including MarketWatch, has been spectacular. It has impacted every facet of our business lives, our personal lives, our social live …

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