Jeff Small
Courtesy of Amblin
United States
2021

Amblin Partners

Jeff
Small

CEO

With 15 years at Amblin Partners and its corporate predecessor, DreamWorks Studios, Small oversees film and TV studio operations with legendary chairman Steven Spielberg. In 2021, he led the company’s first streaming deal, a multi­year pact with Netflix, and re-upped its 2015 theatrical distribution pact with Universal. The studio has a slew of features ahead, including Spielberg’s semiautobiographical “The Fabelmans,” as well as shows for 10 streaming and broadcast platforms, including “Halo” (Paramount+), “Billy the Kid” (EPIX), “Gremlins: Secrets of the Mogwai” (HBO Max), “Resident Alien” (Syfy), “Roswell, New Mexico” (CW), “Good Night Oppy” (Amazon) and “Masters of the Air” (Apple TV+), the follow-up to “Band of Brothers” and “The Pacific.”

Career

  • JURASSIC WORLD
  • GREEN BOOK
  • 1917

Education

  • Stanford University (CA, USA)

Variety Honors

  • 2017 Variety500 Honoree
  • 2018 Variety500 Honoree
  • 2019 Variety500 Honoree
  • 2020 Variety500 Honoree
  • Dealmaker's Impact
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Listen: Spielberg's Amblin Chief on Making 'Movies in the Middle'

Listen: Spielberg's Amblin Chief on Making 'Movies in the Middle'

With the sequel "A Dog's Journey" now in theaters, Amblin Partners continues to find ways to release the kind of films that aren't typical of what dominates American multiplexes these days.An follow-up to the 2017 surprise hit "A Dog's Purpose," "Journey" is just another example of the cinematic strategy evident at Amblin, the production powerhouse Steven Spielberg relaunched four years ago under the joint oversight of himself and co-CEO Jeff Small.Listen to the podcast:On the latest episode of the Variety...

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