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Amblin Partners

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This article is about the parent and film company. For the film production subsidiary, see Amblin Entertainment. For the television production subsidiary, see Amblin Television.

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Storyteller Distribution Co., LLC, doing business as Amblin Partners, is an American entertainment company that is the successor to the live-action counterpart of DreamWorks and a production company, led by Steven Spielberg, that develops and produces films under the Amblin Entertainment and DreamWorks Pictures banners, as well as television series through Amblin Television. The company's investment partners include Reliance Group's Reliance Entertainment, Hasbro's Entertainment One, Alibaba Group's Alibaba Pictures, Springbok Productions and PolyGram/NBCUniversal's Universal Pictures.[1] Films produced by Amblin Partners are mostly distributed by Universal in North America and select international territories and by third-party distributors through Mister Smith Entertainment in Europe, the Middle East and Africa.[2][3]

Contents [hide]

1 History

2 Filmography

3 References

4 External links


Amblin Partners was founded by Steven Spielberg, Jeff Skoll of Participant Media, Jennifer Todd of Springbok Productions, Anil Ambani of Reliance Anil Dhirubhai Ambani Group and Darren Throop of Entertainment One on December 16, 2015. The company will primarily focus on producing and distributing films and television using the DreamWorks Pictures, Amblin Entertainment and Participant Media brands.[4] For films, it uses the original DreamWorks label for mature content, Amblin label for family-friendly content (though it will get thrown the occasional mature project), and Participant label for social justice content, although the latter remains a separate company.[5]

On the same day as the company's formation, Amblin Partners announced that it entered into a five-year distribution deal with Universal Pictures by which the films will be distributed and marketed by either the main Universal banner or its specialty label, Focus Features.[6][7] The Girl on the Train was the first film released under the new agreement.[8] Mister Smith Entertainment, which began its international distribution deal with DreamWorks in 2012,[9] continues to handle distribution sales for Amblin Partners in Europe, the Middle East and Africa.[10] Amblin Partners also will participate in the remaining slotted projects in DreamWorks Pictures' 30-film distribution deal with The Walt Disney Studios through Touchstone Pictures.

On October 9, 2016, Amblin Partners struck a deal with China's Alibaba Pictures, in which Alibaba acquired a minority equity stake in the company and will handle marketing, distribution support and merchandising of Amblin Partners films in China in addition to co-financing Amblin and DreamWorks films worldwide.[11][12] On February 15, 2017, PolyGram's Universal acquired a minority stake in Amblin Partners,[13] strengthening the relationship between Universal and Amblin,[14] and reuniting a minority percentage of the DreamWorks Pictures label with its former animation division DreamWorks Animation,[15] which was acquired by Universal's parent company NBCUniversal on August 22, 2016.[16]

In December 2017, Amblin Partners signed a music publishing deal with BMG Rights Management, covering music from its films and TV series.[17]

On August 22, 2019, Hasbro announced that it would acquire Entertainment One for at least $4 billion. The acquisition was completed on December 30, 2019, resulting in the toy company inheriting eOne's stake in Amblin Entertainment and DreamWorks Pictures.[18] On May 5, 2020, Amblin renewed its deal with Nordisk Film.[19] In November 2020, Amblin Partners renewed its distribution deal with Universal, which continues to be an equity stake holder.[20] However, Participant terminated its equity stake in Amblin Partners, ending its relationship with the company. Springbok took on Participant's stake, doubling its share of Amblin Partners.[20]



Title Release date Label Other production companies Film distributor
The BFG July 1, 2016 Amblin Entertainment Walt Disney Pictures, Walden Media, Reliance Entertainment and Springbok Productions Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures
The Light Between Oceans September 2, 2016 DreamWorks Pictures Touchstone Pictures, Reliance Entertainment, Participant Media and Heyday Films
The Girl on the Train October 7, 2016 DreamWorks Pictures, Reliance Entertainment and Marc Platt Productions Universal Pictures
Office Christmas Party December 9, 2016 DreamWorks Pictures, Entertainment 360 and Bluegrass Films Paramount Pictures
A Dog's Purpose January 27, 2017 Amblin Entertainment Walden Media and Pariah Entertainment Group Universal Pictures
Who Cancelled Roger Rabbit? June 2, 2017 Denver and Delilah Animation, Reliance Entertainment and ImageMovers Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures
Meat Loaf: To Hell and Back September 3, 2017 Springbok Productions, Reliance Entertainment, Brownstone Productions and 10th Street Entertainment Universal Pictures[21]
Thank You for Your Service October 27, 2017 DreamWorks Pictures Reliance Entertainment and Rahway Road Productions
The Post December 22, 2017 Amblin Entertainment and DreamWorks Pictures Reliance Entertainment, Springbok Productions, Pascal Pictures and Star Thrower Entertainment 20th Century Fox[21]
7 Days in Entebbe March 16, 2018 Participant Media[21] Working Title Films Focus Features
Ready Player One March 30, 2018 Amblin Entertainment Village Roadshow Pictures, Springbok Productions and Farah Films & Management Warner Bros. Pictures[21]
The House with a Clock in Its Walls September 21, 2018 Reliance Entertainment and Mythology Entertainment Universal Pictures
First Man October 12, 2018 DreamWorks Pictures Springbok Productions, Temple Hill Entertainment, Phantasma and Perfect World Pictures
Green Book November 16, 2018 Participant Media, Innisfree Pictures and Cinetic Media
Welcome to Marwen December 21, 2018 ImageMovers and Perfect World Pictures
On the Basis of Sex December 25, 2018 Participant Media Robert Cort Productions Focus Features
Captive State March 15, 2019 N/A[21]
A Dog's Journey May 17, 2019 Amblin Entertainment Walden Media and Pariah Entertainment Group Universal Pictures
Jay and Silent Bob Reboot October 15, 2019 DreamWorks Pictures View Askew Productions, Miramax, Saban Films, Reliance Entertainment, SModcast Pictures, Mewesings, Hideout Pictures, Destro Films, and Intercut Capital Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures

Saban Films

Dark Waters November 22, 2019 Participant Media Killer Films Focus Features
1917 December 25, 2019 DreamWorks Pictures Springbok Productions, Neal Street Productions and Mogambo Universal Pictures
The Turning[22] January 24, 2020 Amblin Entertainment and DreamWorks Pictures Vertigo Entertainment and Springbok Productions
The Trial of the Chicago 7 September 25, 2020 DreamWorks Pictures Springbok Productions, Cross Creek Pictures, Marc Platt Productions and Alibaba Pictures Paramount Pictures
Finch October 2, 2020 Universal Pictures and Amblin Entertainment Amblin Entertainment, ImageMovers, Springbok Productions, Dutch Angle, Playtone, Alibaba Pictures, and Misher Films Universal Pictures
Come Play October 30, 2020 Reliance Entertainment The Picture Company Focus Features[23]
West Side Story November 6, 2020 Amblin Entertainment 20th Century Fox, Springbok Productions and Amblin Entertainment Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures (20th Century Fox)


Title Release date Label Other production companies Film distributor
Stillwater[24][25][26] July 30, 2021 DreamWorks Pictures and Participant Media Anonymous Content, Slow Pony and 3dot Productions Focus Features
The Color Purple[27][28] December 20, 2023 Amblin Entertainment Harpo Films and Scott Sanders Productions Warner Bros. Pictures
Distant[29] TBA TBA Automatik TBA
Easter Sunday[30][31] Rideback Universal Pictures
The Good House[32] TriBeCa Productions and FilmNation Entertainment
The Kidnapping of Edgardo Mortara[33] DreamWorks Pictures and Amblin Entertainment[34] TBA
Last Voyage of the Demeter[35] TBA TBA

In development[]

Title Label Other production companies Film distributor
Blackhawk[36] Amblin Entertainment DC Films Warner Bros. Pictures
Cheshire Crossing[37] TBA Michael De Luca Productions TBA


  1. DreamWorks Studios, Participant Media, Springbok Productions, Reliance Entertainment, And Entertainment One Form Amblin Partners, A New Film, Television And Digital Content Creation Company (en) (2015-12-16).
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  3. McNary, Dave (November 4, 2016). AFM: Mister Smith Pacts Power its Picture Pipeline. Variety.
  4. Steven Spielberg and DreamWorks Studios in Deal to Form New Company. The New York Times (December 16, 2015). Retrieved on December 23, 2015.
  5. Steven Spielberg's DreamWorks Relaunches as Amblin Partners. The Wall Street Journal (December 16, 2015). Retrieved on December 16, 2015.
  6. Steven Spielberg, Jeff Skoll Bring Amblin Partners to Universal. Variety (December 16, 2015). Retrieved on December 23, 2015.
  7. It's Official: Spielberg, DreamWorks, Participant, Springbok, eOne, Others Pact For Amblin Partners. Deadline.com (December 16, 2015). Retrieved on December 23, 2015.
  8. Steven Spielberg, Jeff Skoll Team to Form Amblin Partners, Strike Distribution Deal With Universal. The Hollywood Reporter (December 16, 2015). Retrieved on December 22, 2015.
  9. Fritz, Ben (August 29, 2012). DreamWorks replaces Disney with new international partner. Los Angeles Times.
  10. McNary, Dave (November 4, 2016). AFM: Mister Smith Pacts Power its Picture Pipeline. Variety.
  11. Steven Spielberg's Amblin Partners Inks Strategic Pact With Alibaba Pictures. Variety (October 9, 2016). Retrieved on February 24, 2017.
  12. Faughnder, Ryan. Universal buys minority stake in Steven Spielberg's Amblin Partners.
  13. Lieberman, David (2017-02-15). Universal Buys Minority Stake In Amblin Partners (en-US). Deadline.
  14. Universal Studios Buys a Minority Stake in Amblin Partners. Comingsoon.net (February 15, 2017). Retrieved on February 20, 2017.
  15. Universal Acquires Minority Stake in Steven Spielberg's Amblin Partners (en-US). TheWrap (2017-02-15).
  16. McNary, Dave (22 August 2016). Comcast Completes $3.8 Billion Purchase of DreamWorks Animation.
  17. Amblin Partners Inks Exclusive Music-Publishing Deal With BMG (December 18, 2017).
  18. Low, Elaine (August 22, 2019). Hasbro Acquires Entertainment One in $4 Billion All-Cash Deal. Variety. Retrieved on August 22, 2019.
  19. Kay, Jeremy (2020-05-05). Amblin Partners, Nordisk Film renew distribution pact (en).
  20. 20.0 20.1 Lang, Brent (November 30, 2020). Steven Spielberg’s Amblin Partners Extends Deal With Universal. Variety.
  21. 21.0 21.1 21.2 21.3 21.4 Film releases. Variety Insight. Retrieved on April 25, 2017.
  22. How to Train Your Dragon 3 Release Date Moved Up One Week (September 27, 2018). Retrieved on September 28, 2018.
  23. Douglas, Edward (12 February 2018). Amblin Partners, Picture Co. Turning Jacob Chase Horror Short "Larry" into Feature.
  24. Matt Damon To Star In ‘Stillwater’ Film With Tom McCarthy Attached To Direct
  25. Abigail Breslin Joins Matt Damon in ‘Stillwater’ (EXCLUSIVE)
  26. Participant Media Ups Jeannine Tang To General Counsel
  27. https://www.theatermania.com/new-york-city-theater/news/crossword-the-color-purple_91355.html
  28. https://www.ghanaweb.com/GhanaHomePage/entertainment/Ghana-s-Blitz-the-Ambassador-to-direct-Warner-Bros-The-Colour-Purple-1043017
  29. Naomi Scott to Star in Sci-Fi Amblin Movie 'Distant' (en) (2020-08-04).
  30. Galuppo, Mia (February 18, 2020). Amblin and Rideback Team for Jo Koy Comedy 'Easter Sunday' (Exclusive). The Hollywood Reporter.
  31. Kit, Borys (February 16, 2021). Jay Chandrasekhar to Direct Family Comedy 'Easter Sunday' for Amblin (Exclusive). The Hollywood Reporter.
  32. Sigourney Weaver & Kevin Kline Reteam For Amblin Partners' 'The Good House'
  33. Masters, Kim (2016-06-16). Steven Spielberg on DreamWorks' Past, Amblin's Present and His Own Future. The Hollywood Reporter.
  34. Kroll, Justin (2016-04-11). Mark Rylance to Reteam With Steven Spielberg in 'The Kidnapping of Edgardo Mortara'. Variety.
  35. Kroll, Justin (January 27, 2021). Corey Hawkins To Star In 'Last Voyage Of The Demeter' For Amblin And André Øvredal. Deadline Hollywood.
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  37. Kit, Borys (15 November 2019). Amblin, Michael De Luca Tackling 'Martian' Author's Fantasy Graphic Novel 'Cheshire Crossing' (Exclusive).

External links[]

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