Netflix has partnered with Steven Spielberg’s company Amblin Pictures for the production of several original films.
Steven Spielberg joins the Netflix team! The legendary filmmaker signed through his company Amblin Pictures (Green Book, 1917 … among his most recent productions) a partnership contract with the SVOD platform for the supervision of original films (via Variety).
Recall that Spielberg was already under contract with Universal Studios for the production of content, including in particular the film Jurassic World: The World After and its animated series Jurassic World: the Cretaceous Colo precisely offered on Netflix. More recently, the filmmaker produced the feature film The Seven of Chicago, also broadcast exclusively on the platform.
“At Amblin Pictures, our primary focus is on storytelling, and from our first conversations with Ted Sarandos (Netflix’s co-CEO), it became clear that there was a tremendous opportunity. it’s up to us to tell stories together and to speak to the public in a whole new way. “ Spielberg commented in particular in an official press release.
While he had been critical of streaming productions, questioning in particular their eligibility for prestigious ceremonies such as the Oscars, Steven Spielberg had nevertheless already associated his name with the AppleTV + platform via the reboot of the series anthological Fantastic Stories he produced.
While he will unveil his West Side Story remake on December 8, Steven Spielberg is also linked to several projects including the semi-autobiographical comedy Easter Sunday, inspired by his own childhood, with Paul Dano and Michelle Williams in the role of his parents, as well as the Netflix adaptation of the novel The Talisman, co-produced with the Duffer brothers (Stranger Things).