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Amblin Partners (legally known as Storyteller Holding Co., LLC and Storyteller Distribution Co., LLC) is an American content creation and entertainment company which produces and develops films and television programming. Amblin is a restructured DreamWorks Studios.

History

Amblin Partners was founded by Steven Spielberg, Jeff Skoll of Participant Media, Anil Ambani of Reliance Anil Dhirubhai Ambani Group and Darren Throop of Entertainment Oneon 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 will use the DreamWorks label for mature content, Amblin label for family-friendly content, and Participant label for social justice content, although the latter will remain 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 label or its specialty label, Focus Features.[6][7] The Girl on the Train was the first film released under the new agreement.[8]

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.[2][9] On February 15, 2017, Universal acquired a minority stake in Amblin Partners,[10]strengthening the relationship between Universal and Amblin,[3] and reuniting a minority percentage of the DreamWorks Pictures label with its former animation division DreamWorks Animation.[11]

In December 2017, Amblin Partners signed a music publishing deal with BMG Rights Management, covering music from its films and TV series.[12]

Films

Released

Title Release date Co-production Film distributor
Ready Player One March 30, 2018 Warner Bros., Amblin EntertainmentVillage Roadshow PicturesDe Line Pictures, and Farrah Films & Management Warner Bros.[13]

Upcoming

Title Release date Co-production Film distributor
Untitled Blackhawkfilm[16] TBA Warner Bros. Pictures, Amblin EntertainmentDC Entertainment Warner Bros.

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  17. ^ Hermanns, Grant (September 27, 2018). "How to Train Your Dragon 3 Release Date Moved Up One Week". ComingSoon.net. Retrieved September 28, 2018.
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