(LOS ANGELES DAILY NEWS) Closing out a short visit through Los Angeles, President Barack Obama spoke to employees of DreamWorks Animation on Tuesday, and praised the entertainment industry as an economic “bright spot.”

The president toured the company’s Glendale campus before the speech, met with comedian Steve Martin and actor Jim Parsons, two stars of its upcoming movie “Home,” and learned a thing or two about motion-capture technology.

Obama then met privately with DreamWorks Chief Executive Jeffrey Katzenberg, a longtime supporter, and other studio honchos before taking the stage in front of nearly 2,000 employees.

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