DreamWorks, Participant, Reliance and eOne Form Amblin Partners With Distribution Deal at Universal

Multi-year deal kicks off with “The Girl on the Train” in October 2016

Last Updated: December 16, 2015 @ 6:51 PM

DreamWorks Studios, Participant Media, Reliance Entertainment and Entertainment One have banded together to form Amblin Partners, a production entity that will exclusively release films in domestic and international territories through Universal Pictures in multi-year deal.

Amblin founder Steven Spielberg and Participant Media Chairman Jeff Skoll announced the pact on Wednesday.

The deal will see seven films hit theaters per year, beginning October 7, 2016 with Emily Blunt and Justin Theroux‘s “The Girl on the Train.”

“We couldn’t be more pleased to be back in business with Steven,” said Shell and Langley. “His iconic films have stood the test of time and are embraced by audiences around the world.  We look forward to working with Steven and Amblin Partners as we build on 2015’s record-breaking year.”

Spielberg said that “the same magnet that pulled me to Universal when I first wanted to make movies is bringing me home again to this new exciting relationship, ” adding  “it is my hope that we can make some more beautiful music together.” 

DreamWorks’ previously distributed through Disney, a six-year deal that expired in August 2016 (Spielberg’s offices have been on the Disney lot for over 20 years).

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