eOne, 18 December 2015: Steven Spielberg’s DreamWorks Studios, Participant Media, Reliance Entertainment and Entertainment One (eOne) have together formed Amblin Partners – a new film, television and digital content creation company. Under Amblin Partners, eOne will distribute DreamWorks Studios releases in New Zealand and Australia as of 2016.
eOne will manage the distribution of Amblin Partners’ films not just in New Zealand and Australia, but also in Spain, as well as the United Kingdom and Benelux, where it previously had a successful output arrangement with DreamWorks Studios. Through this new partnership, eOne will also extend its collaboration into television production and distribution.
The new company will create content using the Amblin, DreamWorks Pictures and Participant brands and leverage their power and broad awareness to tell stories that appeal to a wide range of audiences. Participant Media will remain a separate company that continues to independently develop, produce and finance projects with socially relevant themes.
Amblin Partners will be led by CEO Michael Wright and President and COO Jeff Small.
ABOUT ENTERTAINMENT ONE AUSTRALASIA
Entertainment One (eOne), based in Sydney, was started in 2002 as Hopscotch Films by Frank Cox, Troy Lum and Sandie Don. Joining the eOne family in 2011, it has established itself as one of the leading independent content and distribution businesses across Australia and New Zealand with interests in film, television and production. Committed to delivering content that challenges, entertains and inspires, eOne has grown to hold one of the country’s largest libraries with titles such as The Sapphires, Now You See Me, Blue Jasmine, The Water Diviner, The Walking Dead and Hannibal.
ABOUT AMBLIN PARTNERS
Amblin Partners is a content creation company formed by DreamWorks Studios, Participant Media, Reliance Entertainment and Entertainment One (eOne). The company develops and produces films using the Amblin, DreamWorks Pictures and Participant banners and includes Amblin Television, a longtime leader in quality programming.