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Steven Spielberg’s production company, Amblin Partners, has forged a partnership with Netflix to produce multiple new feature films for the streaming service every year

Calling all movie lovers and Netflix addicts! Netflix has just announced a partnership with Steven Spielberg’s film and TV production studio, Amblin Partners. Under the terms of the multi-year deal, Spielberg’s company will produce new films for the streaming giant per year, while continuing to work with Universal Pictures and other longtime partners, according to an official statement. It’s unclear whether Spielberg will be directing movies for Netflix, though.

Collaborating with production companies in the entertainment industry is nothing new, but the partnership between Spielberg and Netflix is major, not only because the acclaimed director has an impressive resume of blockbusters including E.T., Jurassic Park and Schindler’s List, but the deal also viewed as another positive sign of Hollywood’s progress. Streaming services will continue to grow in the future, where the community will be given wider access to great content, no matter what scale, big screen or small screen.

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“At Amblin, storytelling will forever be at the center of everything we do, and from the minute Ted and I started discussing a partnership, it was abundantly clear that we had an amazing opportunity to tell new stories together and reach audiences in new ways,” Spielberg said in a statement. “This new avenue for our films, alongside the stories we continue to tell with our longtime family at Universal and our other partners, will be incredibly fulfilling for me personally since we get to embark on it together with Ted, and I can’t wait to get started with him, Scott, and the entire Netflix team.”

Netflix’s Co-CEO and Chief Content Officer added: “Steven is a creative visionary and leader and, like so many others around the world, my growing up was shaped by his memorable characters and stories that have been enduring, inspiring and awakening. We cannot wait to get to work with the Amblin team and we are honoured and thrilled to be part of this chapter of Steven’s cinematic history.” 

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