Holly Bario
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United States

Amblin Partners


President, Production

Holly Bario has been supervising the company’s film roster since its 2015 inception. She has a long-standing working relationship with Steven Spielberg having joined DreamWorks Studios as an executive vice president of production in 2008. During her tenure, the company has produced films including “The Girl on the Train,” “Lincoln,” “I Love You, Man,” “The Hundred-Foot Journey,” and the Oscar-nominated drama “The Help.”

Bario was previously the executive vice president of production at Universal Studios. She spent more than 10 years at Universal in various positions including director of development, vice president and senior vice president of production. During this time, her track record included “Meet the Parents,” “The 40-Year-Old Virgin,” “Knocked Up,” and “Mamma Mia,” in addition to the first two installments of the wildly successful “Fast and Furious” franchise.

Bario got her start in the entertainment industry by working in the sales department of NBC. She also worked as an assistant at the Gubers-Peters Co. In 1996, she landed a position assisting producer Marc Platt at Universal Pictures, where she was promoted many times over the years before leaving for DreamWorks. The Martha’s Vineyard native graduated from Emerson College in Boston with a degree in communication studies.


  • Amblin Partners


  • Emerson College (MA, USA)

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What’s the best piece of advice you’ve been given in your career?

“The hardest call to make is the first call you should make.”

What or who inspires you?

“1. Single parents 2. Reading something really great and seeing the movie in it right away 3. Unexpected success”

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