President Obama Set to Speak at DreamWorks Animation Lot Next Week

His economic address will take place at pal Jeffrey Katzenberg’s place of business in Glendale on Tuesday

Last Updated: July 10, 2014 @ 8:04 PM

President Obama will deliver a speech on the economy at DreamWorks Animation on Tuesday afternoon as part of a West Coast swing that includes Democratic Party fundraising events in Seattle, Los Angeles and San Francisco, the White House announced Friday.

The speech will be delivered outside on the DreamWorks lot in Glendale. The White House said the choice of DreamWorks reflects that motion picture and TV industry “is a growing industry and continues to create thousands of jobs across the country.”

It probably doesn’t hurt that Obama and DWA head Jeffrey Katzenberg are pals — the two had a private dinner at the Hilton in Woodland Hills this summer — or that Katzenberg is one of the Democratic Party’s most generous donors.

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During the last election cycle, Katzenberg gave $3 million to the Priorities USA Political Action Committee and additional contributions to various Democratic Party committees.

In September, President Obama had to cancel a two-day trip to Los Angeles to lobby Congress on his efforts to step up US military efforts against Syria. The trip had been scheduled to include a  Democratic National Committee fundraiser to be hosted by Friends co-creator Marta Kauffman.