Anil Ambani, Steven Spielberg partner to form Amblin Partners

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Mumbai | Updated: December 17, 2015 1:31:15 PM

Anil Ambani owned Reliance Entertainment, Steven Spielberg’s DreamWorks and Participant Media led by Jeff Skoll and Entertainment One (eOne) on Thursday announced the formation of Amblin Partners -- a new film, television and digital content creation company.

Anil AmbaniAnil Ambani owned Reliance Entertainment, Steven Spielberg’s DreamWorks and Participant Media led by Jeff Skoll and Entertainment One (eOne) announced the formation of Amblin Partners — a new film, television and digital content creation company. (Photo: Reuters)

Anil Ambani owned Reliance Entertainment, Steven Spielberg’s DreamWorks and Participant Media led by Jeff Skoll and Entertainment One (eOne) on Thursday announced the formation of Amblin Partners — a new film, television and digital content creation company.

Amblin Partners will develop and produce films using the Amblin, DreamWorks Pictures and Participant banners and including Amblin Television, a longtime leader in quality programming.

“Together with Reliance Entertainment and DreamWorks Pictures, they will work closely with Amblin Partners to develop and produce specific content for the new venture in addition to exploring opportunities for co-productions and other content, ” the company said in a press release.

Spielberg while announcing the joint venture said, “We are honored to continue our long-term association with our dear friend, Anil Ambani and his team at Reliance. We have had the opportunity to develop and produce wonderful films thanks to their ongoing support.”

Ambani said, “We are delighted to continue our now seven-years-strong relationship with our valued partner, Steven Spielberg, and to extend this alliance to the formation of Amblin Partners with Jeff Skoll.”

DreamWorks Studios and Participant Media have collaborated on many Academy Award nominated films such as “Lincoln” and “The Help” as well as the critically acclaimed “The Hundred-Foot Journey,” and the recently released “Bridge of Spies.”

Amblin Partners’ Film projects in various stages of production include: “The BFG,” and “The Light Between Oceans, scheduled for release by Disney in 2016; “The Girl on the Train,” scheduled for release in October 2016; “A Dog’s Purpose,” scheduled for release in the first quarter of 2017 and “Ready Player One,” a co-production between Amblin Partners and Warner Bros. Pictures that is scheduled to be released in December of 2017.

Upcoming shows from Amblin TV include “All the Way,” an HBO movie directed by Jay Roach and starring Bryan Cranston, with an airdate to be announced shortly; and “American Gothic,” a summer series that will air on CBS and begin production in February 2016.

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