Amblin Partners


Spielberg takes the reins at Amblin as Wright exits

Michael Wright has stepped down as CEO of Amblin Partners, as chairman Steven Spielberg takes on the role. Wright is set to become executive producer on two films at the company. Jeff Small remains president and co-CEO and Spielberg will oversee operations. Amblin serves audiences via both TV and film. President of production Holly Bario, […]

Youku Tudou CEO to oversee $1.5bn fund

The CEO of Youku Tudou has been named chairman of a US$1.5 billion digital media and entertainment investment fund. Victor Koo (pictured) will be chairman of a strategy and investment committee that will sit alongside an enlarged entertainment unit of Youku Tudou parent Alibaba Group, titled Alibaba Digital Media and Entertainment Group. This will have […]

Participant shuts down Pivot in restructure

Participant Media has shut down its millennials-focused US cable channel Pivot after three years after an “overall re-evaluation of the business”. Instead of running a linear network, Participant plans to direct its entertainment investments in content creation and social impact activities, it said in a statement today. This comes after a company evaluation that followed […]

Amblin Partners boss extends contract

Steven Spielberg’s new US content company, Amblin Partners, has extended CEO Michael Wright’s contract “for multiple years into the future”. This comes after Spielberg’s DreamWorks Studios, Participant Media, Reliance Entertainment and Entertainment One united to create film- and TV-focused Amblin Partners in December last year. Wright was at that time named CEO, having joined DreamWorks […]

Spielberg, eOne, Participant create Amblin Partners

Steven Spielberg, Entertainment One, Participant Media and Reliance Group have come together to create a content group, Amblin Partners. The new company will use director Spielberg’s DreamWorks Studios, Amblin Television and Participant brands to create content for a wide range of audiences in TV and film. Under the Dome producer Amblin Television will become a […]