LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Amblin Partners announced today that Michael Wright is stepping down from his position as CEO to become an executive producer of two of the company’s upcoming films. Steven Spielberg, Chairman, Amblin Partners will assume the CEO role.
During his tenure, Wright oversaw such successful films as “The Girl on the Train” and “A Dog’s Purpose,” as well as the development of the recently-announced “The House with the Clock in its Walls.” He also re-focused the company on storytelling that reflected the Amblin and DreamWorks Pictures brands.
Mr. Spielberg said, “I have always enjoyed working with Michael and the unique creative collaboration we’ve shared going back to his days at Turner Broadcasting. I am very pleased to continue our relationship and that he is joining our upcoming projects, “The Talisman” and “The Wand,” as an executive producer. I also want to express my gratitude to Michael for helping us launch our company and creating a strong foundation to build on in the future.”
Jeff Small remains President and Co-CEO, and with Spielberg, will oversee the company's operations. Holly Bario, President of Production, will continue to be responsible for the company's film development and production.
Darryl Frank and Justin Falvey, Co-Presidents of Amblin Television, continue in their posts with responsibility for the company's television development and production.
About Amblin Partners
Amblin Partners is a content creation company, led by Steven Spielberg, that develops and produces films using the Amblin Entertainment, DreamWorks Pictures and Participant Media banners and includes Amblin Television, a longtime leader in quality programming. The company's investment partners include: Participant Media, Reliance Entertainment, Entertainment One (eOne), Alibaba Pictures and Universal Pictures.