Spahn’s shingle goes up

D'Works vet forms consulting firm

With the sale of DreamWorks to Paramount, veteran DreamWorks corporate affairs topper and political strategist Andy Spahn has departed to form his own consulting firm.

Spahn, a longtime Democratic consultant and fund-raiser, moved from Washington to L.A. to work for David Geffen’s company. When Geffen formed DreamWorks with Steven Spielberg and Jeffrey Katzenberg, Spahn was tapped to run the studio’s corporate affairs department.

He simultaneously managed the personal charitable and political giving of Geffen, Katzenberg and Spielberg.

Andy Spahn & Associates, which has set up offices in Universal City, will offer a broad range of services, with a focus on strategic philanthropy, government and public relations. DreamWorks exec Jennifer Gonring has joined the firm as VP.

Spahn said the firm would “provide a unique combination of access to Hollywood, Washington, D.C., and all levels of government and the expertise to navigate those worlds with purpose and impact.”

Firm’s initial client list includes Spielberg and Kate Capshaw, Katzenberg and wife Marilyn and DreamWorks Animation.

While in Washington, Spahn consulted on a number of campaigns — including former Senator Gary Hart’s — as well as serving as special assistant to the chairmen of the Democratic Senatorial and Congressional Campaign Committees.

More Scene

  • Guillermo del Toro, Greta Gerwig and

    Timothée Chalamet Says He'd Love to Work With Christopher Nolan or Guillermo del Toro

    With the sale of DreamWorks to Paramount, veteran DreamWorks corporate affairs topper and political strategist Andy Spahn has departed to form his own consulting firm. Spahn, a longtime Democratic consultant and fund-raiser, moved from Washington to L.A. to work for David Geffen’s company. When Geffen formed DreamWorks with Steven Spielberg and Jeffrey Katzenberg, Spahn was […]

  • Tracee Ellis Ross

    Tracee Ellis Ross at Image Makers Awards: 'Clothing Started as Armor for Me'

    With the sale of DreamWorks to Paramount, veteran DreamWorks corporate affairs topper and political strategist Andy Spahn has departed to form his own consulting firm. Spahn, a longtime Democratic consultant and fund-raiser, moved from Washington to L.A. to work for David Geffen’s company. When Geffen formed DreamWorks with Steven Spielberg and Jeffrey Katzenberg, Spahn was […]

  • 'Salute to Service' Honored Industry Support

    Variety's 'Salute to Service' Presented by National Geographic Celebrates Industry Supporters of Troops, Veterans

    With the sale of DreamWorks to Paramount, veteran DreamWorks corporate affairs topper and political strategist Andy Spahn has departed to form his own consulting firm. Spahn, a longtime Democratic consultant and fund-raiser, moved from Washington to L.A. to work for David Geffen’s company. When Geffen formed DreamWorks with Steven Spielberg and Jeffrey Katzenberg, Spahn was […]

  • Golden Globes Timeline

    Inside the Glamorous Golden Globes After-Parties

    With the sale of DreamWorks to Paramount, veteran DreamWorks corporate affairs topper and political strategist Andy Spahn has departed to form his own consulting firm. Spahn, a longtime Democratic consultant and fund-raiser, moved from Washington to L.A. to work for David Geffen’s company. When Geffen formed DreamWorks with Steven Spielberg and Jeffrey Katzenberg, Spahn was […]

  • HFPA 75th Annual Golden Globe Awards,

    Allison Janney, Sam Rockwell, More Winners Get Trophies Engraved at First-Ever HFPA Golden Globes Party

    With the sale of DreamWorks to Paramount, veteran DreamWorks corporate affairs topper and political strategist Andy Spahn has departed to form his own consulting firm. Spahn, a longtime Democratic consultant and fund-raiser, moved from Washington to L.A. to work for David Geffen’s company. When Geffen formed DreamWorks with Steven Spielberg and Jeffrey Katzenberg, Spahn was […]

  • Damian Lewis and Malin AkermanShowtime Golden

    Golden Globe 2018 Pre-Parties: BAFTA Los Angeles Tea, Showtime, ICM and More

    With the sale of DreamWorks to Paramount, veteran DreamWorks corporate affairs topper and political strategist Andy Spahn has departed to form his own consulting firm. Spahn, a longtime Democratic consultant and fund-raiser, moved from Washington to L.A. to work for David Geffen’s company. When Geffen formed DreamWorks with Steven Spielberg and Jeffrey Katzenberg, Spahn was […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content