You will be redirected back to your article in seconds

Amblin Partners Taps Jeb Brody as Co-President of Production (EXCLUSIVE)

Amblin Partners has enlisted Jeb Brody as its new co-president of production, Variety has learned.

In his new role, Brody will join Holly Bario in overseeing the company’s team of creative executives and will guide films produced under the company’s Amblin Entertainment and DreamWorks Pictures banners. Bario has risen through the ranks of Amblin since coming aboard in 2008. The pair will report to Chairman and CEO Steven Spielberg and Co-CEO Jeff Small.

Previously, Brody worked at Alex Kurtzman’s production company Secret Hideout, where he executive produced “The Mummy,” a re-imagining of the classic horror film starring Tom Cruise that stumbled at the box office. He was previously the president of production at Focus Features, where he scored with the adaptation of E.L. James’ best-seller “Fifty Shades of Grey” and helped acquire and produced “Kill the Messenger,” “The Place Beyond the Pines,” and “Dallas Buyers Club,” which won Oscars for Matthew McConaughey and Jared Leto.

“We are delighted to welcome Jeb to our company,” said Spielberg in a statement. “His experience as a production executive and producer is the perfect complement to Holly’s many proven talents which we have benefited from for over a decade. We know their creative partnership will serve us well into the future.”

Small added, “It’s terrific that Jeb is joining our team at a time when we are ramping up an exciting slate of Amblin and DreamWorks films. Holly continues to be integral to our growth as a company, and we know that she and Jeb will be great stewards of our brands.”

It’s a time of change at Amblin. Last month, Michael Wright was pushed out as Amblin’s CEO. His exit came as the company had struggled to ramp up its development pipeline, something Brody’s hire may help remedy. Upcoming releases include two Spielberg-directed pictures, “The Post” and “Ready Player One,” in addition to “The House With a Clock in Its Walls,” an adaptation of the popular children’s book.

Brody began in the movie business making independent films as a founding partner at Big Beach. In that capacity, he produced a number of films and documentaries, including “Little Miss Sunshine,” “Sherrybaby,” and “Chop Shop.” He later helped launch Vendome Pictures, working on “Larry Crowne” and “Source Code.”

“Becoming part of a company led by legendary filmmaker Steven Spielberg is a once in a lifetime opportunity,” Brody said in a statement. “I’m honored to be joining Steven, Jeff, Holly and the whole team at Amblin and I look forward to much exciting work in the future.”

More Film

  • Britney Spears Musical

    Britney Spears Musical 'Once Upon a One More Time's' Film Rights Land at Sony

    Sony Pictures has won screen rights to the Broadway-bound “Once Upon a One More Time,” a fairy tale featuring classic songs from Britney Spears, sources have confirmed to Variety. John Davis’ Davis Entertainment will produce the film along with Spears and her manager, Larry Rudolph. Neither a writer nor a director has yet been attached. [...]

  • ‘Girl on the Train’ India Remake

    ‘Girl on the Train’ Indian Remake Set at Reliance Entertainment (EXCLUSIVE)

    India’s Reliance Entertainment will produce the official Indian remake of Tate Taylor’s 2016 film “The Girl on the Train.” Ribhu Dasgupta, who is currently completing Netflix series “Bard Of Blood,” being produced by Shah Rukh Khan’s Red Chillies Entertainment, will direct. Parineeti Chopra (“Kesari”) will star. Production will commence at U.K. locations from mid-July. Based [...]

  • 'Avengers: Endgame' Cast Gets Hands and

    Watch Live: 'Avengers' Cast Gets Hands and Feet Cemented at TCL Chinese Theater in Hollywood

    The Avengers have left an indelible mark on popular culture and now they are doing the same to the cement floor outside of the TCL Chinese Theater. Watch the livestream video of “Avengers: Endgame” cast Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans,  Mark Ruffalo, Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner and Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige imprinting [...]

  • Zachary Levi

    'Shazam!' Star Zachary Levi to Host 2019 MTV Movie & TV Awards

    “Shazam!” star Zachary Levi will be suiting up next for the 2019 MTV Movie & TV Awards in June. Levi will emcee the award show on June 17 at the Barker Hangar in Santa Monica, Calif. Nominees will be announced in the coming weeks. Fresh off DC Comics’ latest blockbuster, Levi is no stranger to [...]

  • Steve Golin The Revenant Spotlight Producer

    'Spotlight' Director Tom McCarthy Remembers Steve Golin as 'A Warrior and a Mensch'

    It was a brutal process to get “Spotlight” made. The movie was dead at least three times before we shot it because of financing problems, studio problems, deadlines, actors’ availability and the time of year we could shoot. There were moments when Steve and I were just going at it. We’d have hilarious late-night correspondence. [...]

  • "A War Within"

    SF Studios Scoops International Sales to 'Grandpas,' 'A War Within' (EXCLUSIVE)

    SF Studios has scooped international sales rights to Santiago Requejo’s heartfelt comedy drama “Grandpas” and Kasper Torsting’s WWI-set Danish love drama “A War Within” in the run up to Cannes. Both films are third-party pickups. “Grandpas” is a high-profile Spanish movie starring Carlos Iglesias (“Crossing Borders”), Roberto Álvarez (“Talk to her”) and Ramón Barea (“Everybody [...]

  • 'Gemini Man' First Trailer Drops With

    Will Smith Faces Off Against Himself in Ang Lee's 'Gemini Man' Trailer

    Will Smith battles a familiar antagonist in the official trailer for Ang Lee’s “Gemini Man” — himself. Paramount Pictures and Skydance Media dropped dazzling new footage of the futuristic sci-fi drama, scored to a haunting version of “Forever Young,” that sees Smith playing an elite assassin. Things get tricky when he finds out the man [...]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content