×
You will be redirected back to your article in seconds

Steven Spielberg’s Amblin Partners Promotes Chris Floyd

Steven Spielberg’s Amblin Partners has promoted veteran executive Chris Floyd to chief operating officer and general counsel.

Floyd had previously served as general counsel and head of business affairs. He joined Amblin’s predecessor company, DreamWorks Studios, in 2007.

“Chris has been an integral part of our team for many years and his superb judgement and wise counsel have served us incredibly well,” Amblin Partners CEO Michael Wright and President and Co-CEO Jeff Small said. “We are very happy to recognize his many contributions and to expand his role as we look to the future.”

Floyd was a key member of the team that helped create Amblin Partners in December as a successor to DreamWorks with a cash infusion led by Jeff Skoll’s Participant Media as well as by Reliance Entertainment of India and Entertainment One of Canada.

Floyd will continue to oversee business and legal affairs, as well as all corporate legal matters. He will add oversight of international distribution and various other operations of the company, reporting to Wright and Small. He fills the chief operating officer slot filled by Small, who was promoted in January to President/Co-CEO from the President/COO post.

Prior to DreamWorks Studios, Floyd was senior VP of business affairs at Universal Pictures, where he negotiated individual talent agreements, producer term deals, and co-financing arrangements for the motion picture group. He also handled all business affairs activities for many on-lot producers, including Playtone and Double Feature Films.

Before joining Universal, Floyd was senior VP of business affairs for Paramount Pictures and also led the business affairs team acquiring movies for Paramount Classics. Floyd began his law career as an associate entertainment litigator at Hill Wynne Troop & Meisinger and represented Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation and Sony Pictures Entertainment.

In 1993, he joined the feature legal affairs department of Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures before moving into business affairs two years later. While at Disney, he was the primary business affairs executive for on-lot producers and directors such as Larry Kasdan and Caravan Pictures.

More Film

  • Easy Money

    Netflix Orders 'Snabba Cash' Series Based on Hit Movie Franchise from SF Studios

    Netflix has ordered a six-part original series based on the hit Swedish crime franchise “Snabba Cash” from SF Studios. Based on Jens Lapidus’s bestselling novels, the series is set in Stockholm’s gritty criminal underground ten years after the events depicted in the “Snabba Cash” (“Easy Money,” pictured) movie trilogy. The society has become even more [...]

  • The Kings Man

    Film News Roundup: Disney Sets 'The King's Man' Spy Comedy for February

    In today’s film news roundup, “The King’s Man” and “A Kid From Coney Island” get release dates, and “Barry” star Anthony Carrigan joins “Bill & Ted Face the Music.” RELEASE DATE Disney has set its Fox spy comedy prequel “The King’s Man” for release on Feb. 14, 2020. Disney made the announcement Wednesday at its [...]

  • Shyrakshy: Guardian of the Light

    Shanghai Film Review: 'Shyrakshy: Guardian of the Light'

    The bombastic English title might sound like it describes some comic book sci-fi epic, but in “Shyrakshy: Guardian of the Light” our hero does not wear a cape but a weathered cap, and the light he guards is not an interstellar death ray but the flickering beam of a battered old movie projector. Prominent Kazakh [...]

  • Wanda Film's Zeng Maojun

    Shanghai: China's Once-Mighty Wanda Casts Itself in Role of Survivor

    The soundtrack for the introductory showreel at Wednesday evening’s Shanghai press event announcing Wanda Pictures’ annual line-up was aspirational and strangely defiant.  It began with Nina Simone crooning, “It’s a new dawn, it’s a new day, it’s a new life for me, and I’m feeling good,” and then continued with “Survivor” by Destiny’s Child. “You [...]

  • 'The Souvenir' Costume Designer Fashioned 1980s'

    'The Souvenir' Costume Designer Put a Decadent Twist on Opulent ’80s Style

    Set against the backdrop of London’s early-1980s cultural renaissance, British auteur Joanna Hogg’s exquisitely sculpted and critically acclaimed “The Souvenir,” which A24 has been widening in platform release for the past month, follows film student Julie (Honor Swinton Byrne) and her gradually destructive romance with the magnetic Anthony (Tom Burke). “We didn’t want a film [...]

  • Anne Hathaway

    Crew Member Stabbed on Set of Anne Hathaway's 'The Witches' in England

    A crew member has been stabbed in the neck on the set of Anne Hathaway’s “The Witches” remake, which is being shot at the Warner Bros. Studios stages in Leavesden, Hertfordshire. The Hertfordshire Constabulary said in a statement that the victim was hospitalized and his alleged attacker was arrested. The two men are believed to [...]

  • paranormal-activity-1

    Paramount, Blumhouse Announce Seventh 'Paranormal Activity' Movie

    Paramount Pictures and Jason Blum’s Blumhouse are teaming on a seventh “Paranormal Activity” movie. Paramount chief Jim Gianopulos announced the untitled project Wednesday during the studio’s CineEurope presentation in Barcelona. Plot details are also under wraps. The franchise was launched with 2007’s “Paranormal Activity,” a micro-budget film about a young couple who had who moved [...]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content