Teri Weiss

Teri Weiss

Executive Vice President, TV Development, DreamWorks Animation

Teri Weiss is EVP, Television Development for DreamWorks Animation reporting to Chief Creative Officer, Television, Peter Gal. In this role, she oversees the creative development of a rapidly growing slate of original television projects, including content for Netflix, Apple TV+, Peacock, Amazon, Hulu and other leading broadcasters around the world. As part of the studio’s global initiatives, Weiss and her creative team are tasked with developing original animated programming inspired by characters from DreamWorks’ iconic franchises and upcoming features, Universal Pictures films and projects based on original and acquired IP. Upcoming titles include a Megamind TV series, Mighty Monsterwheelies and Bea@brick, inspired by the iconic collectible figures. Recent series include the popular preschool series Gabby’s Dollhouse, Not Quite Narwhal and Dew Drop Diaries, as well as the studio’s first animated horror series for older kids Fright Krewe from horror master Eli Roth and CURSES! for Apply TV+. Among other series in DWA’s growing slate, Weiss was also integral in bringing The Boss Baby: Back in the Crib, Kung Fu Panda: The Dragon Knight, Jurassic World: Camp Cretaceous, Pinecone & Pony, Abominable and the Invisible City, The Croods: Family Tree, and Dragons: The Nine Realms to global audiences.

Weiss previously served as the EVP, Preschool Development and Current Series. Recent projects that Weiss oversaw in this role include Archibald’s Next Big Thing from Tony Hale, Dragons Rescue Riders and Where’s Waldo?

Prior to joining DreamWorks Animation Television, Weiss worked at NBCUniversal where she was hired to head up kids content for Universal Kids Productions group after a 16 year stint at Nickelodeon where she served as EVP of Preschool original programming. She launched a series of hits, including Shimmer and Shine, Blaze and the Monster Machines, Dora and Friends, Paw Patrol and Wallykazam! She also helped solidify Nick Jr’s leadership position with series hits Bubble Guppies, Team Umizoomi and The Fresh Beat Band. Prior to Nickelodeon, Weiss was a producer on Sesame Street, as well as Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego? and Square One TV.

Raised in New York, Weiss graduated from John Hopkins University with a degree in International Studies. She lives in Los Angeles with her husband, son and daughter.