Jeff Small
United States

Amblin Partners


President / Co-CEO

Small helped lead Amblin Partners to box-office and awards season success with “Green Book” (2018), produced with Participant Media and Universal Pictures. The film earned more than $320 million worldwide and grabbed Oscars for best picture, original screenplay and supporting actor (Mahershala Ali). Earlier in his career, the Georgia native did stints at Disney, Universal and Revolution Studios, rising to COO at the latter, before helping put together $825 million to relaunch DreamWorks Studios when it separated from Paramount in 2009. In December 2015, he played a key role in the formation of Amblin Partners, the parent company of DreamWorks, together with powerhouse companies Participant Media, Reliance, Entertainment One, Alibaba Pictures and Universal Pictures. Upcoming Amblin releases include Sam Mendes’ WWI take “1917.”


  • Revolution Studios
  • The Walt Disney Studios
  • DreamWorks Pictures


  • Stanford University (CA, USA)

Variety Honors

  • 2017 Variety500 Honoree
  • 2018 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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