Steven Spielberg

Chairman and CEO

Steven Spielberg, one of the industry’s most successful and influential filmmakers, is chairman and CEO of Amblin Partners, formed in 2015. Spielberg leads the film and television production company in partnership with Participant Media, Reliance Entertainment, Entertainment One, Alibaba Pictures, and Universal Pictures...

Steven Spielberg, one of the industry’s most successful and influential filmmakers, is chairman and CEO of Amblin Partners, formed in 2015. Spielberg leads the film and television production company in partnership with Participant Media, Reliance Entertainment, Entertainment One, Alibaba Pictures, and Universal Pictures.

Spielberg is also, collectively, the top-grossing director of all time, having helmed such blockbusters as Jaws, E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial, the Indiana Jones franchise and Jurassic Park. Among his myriad honors, he is a three-time Academy Award winner.

Spielberg took home his first two Oscars, for Best Director and Best Picture, for the internationally lauded Schindler’s List, which received a total of seven Oscars. The film was also named the Best Picture of 1993 by many of the major critics organizations, in addition to winning seven BAFTA Awards and three Golden Globe Awards, both including Best Picture and Director. Spielberg also won the Directors Guild of America (DGA) Award for his work on the film.

Spielberg won his third Academy Award, for Best Director, for the World War II drama Saving Private Ryan, which was the highest-grossing release (domestically) of 1998. It was also one of the year’s most honored films, earning four additional Oscars, as well as two Golden Globe Awards, for Best Picture – Drama and Best Director, and numerous critics groups awards in the same categories. Spielberg also won another DGA Award, and shared a Producers Guild of America (PGA) Award with the film’s other producers. That same year, the PGA also presented Spielberg with the prestigious Milestone Award for his historic contribution to the motion picture industry.

He has also earned Academy Award nominations for Best Director for Lincoln, Munich, E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial, Raiders of the Lost Ark, and Close Encounters of the Third Kind. Additionally, he earned DGA Award nominations for those films, as well as Amistad, Empire of the Sun, The Color Purple, and Jaws. With eleven to date, Spielberg has been honored by his peers with more DGA Award nominations than any other director. In 2000, he received the DGA’s Lifetime Achievement Award. He is also the recipient of the Irving G. Thalberg Award from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, the Hollywood Foreign Press’s Cecil B. DeMille Award, the Kennedy Center Honor, and numerous other career tributes.

In 2012, Spielberg directed Academy Award-winner Daniel Day-Lewis in Lincoln, based in part on Doris Kearns Goodwin’s Team of Rivals, with a screenplay by Tony Kushner. The DreamWorks Pictures/Twentieth Century Fox film, in association with Participant Media, garnered 12 Academy Award nominations and earned $275 million worldwide. The film won two Oscars, including Daniel Day-Lewis’ third Oscar for Best Actor playing the iconic 16th President, as well as Best Production Design.

Spielberg’s 2015 dramatic thriller Bridge of Spies, starring Tom Hanks, received six Academy Award nominations including Best Picture with Mark Rylance winning for Best Supporting Actor. That same year, he was also an executive producer on Jurassic World, which earned over $1.6 billion worldwide. Directed by Colin Trevorrow and starring Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard, it was the fourth film in the series started by Jurassic Park. A follow-up to the blockbuster, Jurassic Park Fallen Kingdom, directed by J.A. Bayona, was released in the summer of 2018, earning over $1.3 billion worldwide. The closing picture in the Jurassic World trilogy, which will once more be directed by Trevorrow, will be released in the summer of 2021.

At the end of 2017, he released The Post, a drama inspired by The Washington Post’s first female publisher, Katharine Graham (Meryl Streep), and its driven editor, Ben Bradlee (Tom Hanks). It received two Academy Award nominations, for Best Picture and Best Actress. Spielberg most recently directed and produced Ready Player One, based on the popular science-fiction novel by Ernest Cline, which opened to critical acclaim and box office success.

Spielberg’s career began with the 1968 short film Amblin’, which led to him becoming the youngest director ever signed to a long-term studio deal. He directed episodes of such TV shows as Night Gallery, Marcus Welby, M.D. and Columbo, and gained special attention for his 1971 telefilm Duel. Three years later, he made his feature film directorial debut on The Sugarland Express. His next film was Jaws, which was the first film in cinema history to break the $100 million mark.

In 1981, Spielberg formed his own production company, Amblin Entertainment. Under the Amblin Entertainment banner, he served as producer or executive producer on such hits as Gremlins, The Goonies, the Back to the Future trilogy, Who Framed Roger Rabbit, An American Tail, Twister, The Mask of Zorro, and the Men in Black films.

In 1994, Spielberg partnered with Jeffrey Katzenberg and David Geffen to form the original DreamWorks SKG. The studio enjoyed both critical and commercial successes, including three consecutive Best Picture Academy Award winners— American Beauty, Gladiator, and A Beautiful Mind. In its history, DreamWorks also produced or co-produced a wide range of features, including the Transformers blockbusters, Clint Eastwood’s World War II dramas Flags of Our Fathers and Letters from Iwo Jima, the latter earning a Best Picture Oscar nomination, Meet the Parents and Meet the Fockers, and The Ring, to name only a few. Under the DreamWorks banner, Spielberg also directed such films as War of the WorldsCatch Me If You Can, Minority Report, and A.I. Artificial Intelligence.

Spielberg has not limited his success to the big screen. He was an executive producer on the long-running Emmy-winning TV drama ER produced by his Amblin Entertainment company and Warner Bros. Television for NBC. On the heels of their experience on Saving Private Ryan, he and Tom Hanks teamed to executive produce the 2001 HBO miniseries Band of Brothers, based on Stephen Ambrose’s book about a U.S. Army unit in Europe in World War II. Among its many awards, the project won both Emmy and Golden Globe Awards for Outstanding Miniseries. He and Hanks also reunited to executive produce the acclaimed 2010 HBO miniseries The Pacific, this time focusing on the Marines in WWII’s Pacific theatre. The Pacific won eight Emmy Awards, including Outstanding Miniseries.

Among the shows Spielberg also executive produced were the Emmy-winning SciFi Channel miniseries Taken, the TNT miniseries Into the West, the Showtime series The United States of Tara, NBC’s Smash, TNT’s Falling Skies, as well as CBS’ Under the Dome and Extant. He was also executive producer on the HBO Films’ movie All the Way starring Emmy winner Bryan Cranston, and the Netflix docuseries Five Came Back. His Amblin Television was a producer of FX’s The Americans, which received several Emmy nominations including four wins over its six seasons. The series also won two Peabody Awards—its first in 2015 and another in 2019 for its final season.

Apart from his filmmaking work, Spielberg has also devoted his time and resources to many philanthropic causes. He established The Righteous Persons Foundation using all his profits from Schindler’s List. He also founded the Survivors of the Shoah Visual History Foundation, which in 2006 became the USC Shoah Foundation – The Institute for Visual History and Education. The Institute has recorded more than 55,000 video testimonies with survivors and other witnesses of the Holocaust and other genocides and is dedicated to making the testimonies a compelling voice for education and action. Additionally, Spielberg is the Chairman Emeritus of the Starlight Children’s Foundation.

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Jeff Small

President and Co-CEO

Jeff Small is the President and Co-CEO of Amblin Partners. He is responsible for all key business operations of the company, while helping shape the overall corporate strategy alongside Chairman & CEO Steven Spielberg. Jeff joined the company as President and Chief Operating Officer in 2006 ...

Jeff Small is the President and Co-CEO of Amblin Partners. He is responsible for all key business operations of the company, while helping shape the overall corporate strategy alongside Chairman & CEO Steven Spielberg. Jeff joined the company as President and Chief Operating Officer in 2006 under its previous name, DreamWorks Studios, and was promoted to his current post in 2016.

Prior to DreamWorks, he spent six years at Revolution Studios, starting as the company’s Head of Strategic Planning and Business Development, then as CFO, and eventually, COO.

Prior to joining Revolution, Jeff spent several years with Universal Studios after beginning his career in the Walt Disney Motion Picture Group.

Jeff participates in USC Shoah Foundation’s Ambassadors for Humanity Gala leadership, and serves on the board of directors for the Weingart Center Association.

Jeff is a Stanford graduate, and a native of Marietta, Georgia.

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Kristie Macosko Krieger

Producer

Kristie Macosko Krieger is an Academy Award, PGA Award and BAFTA nominated producer whose working relationship with director Steven Spielberg spans over 20 years. She most recently produced the Spielberg-directed film Ready Player One, based on the best-selling book by Ernest Cline, and The Post, a drama inspired by The Washington Post’s first female publisher, Katharine Graham (Meryl Streep), and its...

Kristie Macosko Krieger is an Academy Award, PGA Award and BAFTA nominated producer whose working relationship with director Steven Spielberg spans over 20 years. She most recently produced the Spielberg-directed film Ready Player One, based on the best-selling book by Ernest Cline, and The Post, a drama inspired by The Washington Post’s first female publisher, Katharine Graham (Meryl Streep), and its driven editor, Ben Bradlee (Tom Hanks). Before that, Krieger served as executive producer of The BFG and produced the Academy Award-nominated film Bridge of Spies. Additional producing credits include Lincoln, War Horse, and Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull.

Krieger began her career with the USC Shoah Foundation, where she served as head of worldwide publicity. She joined the staff of DreamWorks Studios in 1997. She currently serves as part of the senior leadership team at Amblin Partners where she is involved with all aspects of Spielberg’s productions and helps guide the strategic direction of the company. Krieger, a graduate of UC Davis, resides in Los Angeles with her husband and son.

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Chris Floyd

COO and General Counsel

Chris Floyd is the COO and general counsel for Amblin Partners, the film and television company chaired by Steven Spielberg.

Floyd was a key member of the team that helped launch Amblin Partners in December 2015 from the former DreamWorks Studios. At Amblin Partners, he oversees international distribution...

Chris Floyd is the COO and general counsel for Amblin Partners, the film and television company chaired by Steven Spielberg.

Floyd was a key member of the team that helped launch Amblin Partners in December 2015 from the former DreamWorks Studios. At Amblin Partners, he oversees international distribution, business and legal affairs, corporate legal, human resources, merchandising and ancillary licensing, and various other operations of the company.

During his tenure at DreamWorks Studios, Floyd served as general counsel and head of business affairs, having joined the company in 2007.

Prior to DreamWorks, Floyd was senior vice president of business affairs at Universal Pictures where he negotiated individual talent agreements, producer term deals and co-financing arrangements for the motion picture group. He also handled business affairs activities for the studio’s on-lot producers, including Tom Hanks and Imagine Entertainment.

Before joining Universal, Floyd was senior vice president of business affairs for Paramount Pictures and led the business affairs team acquiring films for Paramount Classics, the studio’s arthouse label.

Floyd began his law career as an entertainment litigation associate at Hill Wynne Troop & Meisinger, where he represented major entertainment corporations including Twentieth Century Fox and Sony Pictures. In 1993, he joined the feature legal affairs department of Walt Disney Motion Pictures before moving into business affairs in 1995.

Floyd is a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

He is a graduate of Northwestern University and Georgetown University Law Center.

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Chris Leotis

Chief Financial Officer

Chris Leotis is chief financial officer of Amblin Partners, a content creation company led by Steven Spielberg.

Leotis came to Amblin Partners from the LA Clippers, where she served as CFO. Prior to the Clippers, she held senior financial management positions at Otter Media, Concord Music and Fox Networks Group...

Chris Leotis is chief financial officer of Amblin Partners, a content creation company led by Steven Spielberg.

Leotis came to Amblin Partners from the LA Clippers, where she served as CFO. Prior to the Clippers, she held senior financial management positions at Otter Media, Concord Music and Fox Networks Group.

She began her career in Dallas, Texas, at Bain & Company, followed by a position at Goldman Sachs. She then moved to Los Angeles and became a member of the acquisitions team at Colony Capital.

Leotis is a member of the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.

She holds an MBA degree from UCLA’s Anderson School of Management and BA degrees in business administration and economics from Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas.

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Holly Bario

President of Production

Holly Bario is president of production at Amblin Partners, where she oversees films released under the Amblin Entertainment and DreamWorks Pictures banners.

She joined the company, formerly known as DreamWorks Studios, in 2008 as an executive vice president of production...

Holly Bario is president of production at Amblin Partners, where she oversees films released under the Amblin Entertainment and DreamWorks Pictures banners.

She joined the company, formerly known as DreamWorks Studios, in 2008 as an executive vice president of production. Under her leadership, the company has produced such films as The Help, The Girl on the Train, A Dog’s Purpose, and The House with a Clock in Its Walls, starring Jack Black and Cate Blanchett.

Prior to joining DreamWorks, Bario was executive vice president, production at Universal Pictures. She had been at the studio for over a decade as a production executive rising through the ranks as director of development, vice president and senior vice president of production.

While at Universal, Bario was responsible for shepherding some of their most successful comedies, including Bruce Almighty, Meet the Parents, Meet the Fockers, The 40-Year-Old Virgin, Knocked Up, and Mamma Mia! She also oversaw both the first and second installments of the record setting hit action film series The Fast and the Furious.

Bario began her career with Universal Pictures in 1996, working for producer Marc Platt. She is a graduate of Emerson College.

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Jeb Brody

Co-President of Production

Jeb Brody joined as co-President of production at Amblin Partners in 2017. He and Holly Bario oversee films produced under the company’s Amblin Entertainment and DreamWorks Pictures banners.

Brody came to Amblin from Secret Hideout, where he was an executive producer of the most recent reimagining of The Mummy. Prior to that, he was the president of production at Focus Features...

Jeb Brody joined as co-President of production at Amblin Partners in 2017. He and Holly Bario oversee films produced under the company’s Amblin Entertainment and DreamWorks Pictures banners.

Brody came to Amblin from Secret Hideout, where he was an executive producer of the most recent reimagining of The Mummy. Prior to that, he was the president of production at Focus Features, where he oversaw the global production and acquisition team. While there, he was responsible for overseeing the adaptation of the massive best-seller Fifty Shades of Grey as well as the acquisition and production of such diverse films as the Academy Award-winning Dallas Buyers Club, Anna Karenina and The Place Beyond the Pines.

He began in the movie business making independent films as a founding partner at Big Beach. He was a producer or executive producer on a number of films and documentaries there, including the Academy Award-winning Little Miss Sunshine, Sherrybaby, and Chop Shop. Following this, he helped start Vendome Pictures and oversaw a diverse slate of films including Larry Crowne and Source Code.

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Darryl Frank

Co-President, Amblin Television

Darryl Frank is Co-President of Amblin Television, where he oversees all development, production and programming for the company. Frank works alongside longtime friend and business partner, Justin Falvey, and the two currently serve as executive producers on all Amblin Television productions.

Frank was an executive producer on the acclaimed series The Americans on FX, starring Keri Russell and Matthew Rhys as KGB spies living in the US...

Darryl Frank is Co-President of Amblin Television, where he oversees all development, production and programming for the company. Frank works alongside longtime friend and business partner, Justin Falvey, and the two currently serve as executive producers on all Amblin Television productions.

Frank was an executive producer on the acclaimed series The Americans on FX, starring Keri Russell and Matthew Rhys as KGB spies living in the US, which has been honored with four Emmys, a Golden Globe, two Peabody Awards, Critics Choice Award and is a perennial recipient of the AFI Award for TV Program of the Year. The drama completed its sixth and final season in 2018.

Frank is also an executive producer on the popular, critically lauded adaptation of Shirley Jackson’s The Haunting of Hill House for Netflix, and its second chapter The Haunting of Bly Manor. His other credits include executive producer on the Emmy-winning Netflix documentary series Five Came Back which chronicled the wartime contributions of five prominent Hollywood film directors during World War II.

In addition to the credits above, Frank, with Justin Falvey, is overseeing thirteen Amblin Television series including Amazing Stories for Apple, Tommy for CBS, Halo for Showtime, a straight-to-series order for Brave New World from USA Network, Cortes and Moctezuma for Amazon, Animaniacs for Hulu, Why We Hate for Discovery, Resident Alien for SYFY, and the documentary films Natalie Wood: What Remains Behind for HBO and Laurel Canyon for Epix.

During his 20-year tenure at Amblin Television, Frank executive produced two seasons of the NBC musical-drama series Smash starring Anjelica Huston, Debra Messing, and Katharine McPhee; three seasons of the CBS summer series Under the Dome; five seasons of the Noah Wyle TNT series Falling Skies; two seasons of the CBS series Extant starring Halle Berry; three seasons of the Showtime series The Borgias starring Jeremy Irons; and three seasons of The United States of Tara with Oscar-winning series creator Diablo Cody, and starring Emmy and Golden Globe-winning actress Toni Collette.

Additionally, Frank developed and served as executive producer on the NBC drama Las Vegas for all five seasons and 106 episodes. He also oversaw the development and production of Spin City starring Michael J. Fox for its entire six-season run.

In the long-form arena, Frank served as co-executive producer on Into the West, a 12-hour limited series from executive producer Steven Spielberg, which became the most Emmy-nominated program in 2006, with 16 nominations, and garnered a Golden Globe nomination for Best Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television. In addition, Frank served as the co-executive producer on Taken, the epic 20-hour miniseries for the SyFy Channel, which won the Emmy in 2002 for Best Mini-Series and was nominated in the same category for the Golden Globes.

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Justin Falvey

Co-President, Amblin Television

As the Co-President of Amblin Television, Justin Falvey oversees all series development and long-form programming for the company. Falvey works alongside longtime friend and business partner, Darryl Frank, and the two currently serve as executive producers on all Amblin Television productions.

Falvey was an executive producer on the acclaimed series The Americans on FX, starring Keri Russell and Matthew Rhys as KGB spies living in the US...

As the Co-President of Amblin Television, Justin Falvey oversees all series development and long-form programming for the company. Falvey works alongside longtime friend and business partner, Darryl Frank, and the two currently serve as executive producers on all Amblin Television productions.

Falvey was an executive producer on the acclaimed series The Americans on FX, starring Keri Russell and Matthew Rhys as KGB spies living in the US, which has been honored with four Emmys, a Golden Globe, two Peabody Awards, Critics Choice Award and is a perennial recipient of the AFI Award for TV Program of the Year. The drama completed its sixth and final season in 2018.

Falvey is also an executive producer on the popular, critically lauded adaptation of Shirley Jackson’s The Haunting of Hill House for Netflix, and its second chapter The Haunting of Bly Manor. His other credits include executive producer on the Emmy-winning Netflix documentary series Five Came Back which chronicled the wartime contributions of five prominent Hollywood film directors during World War II.

In addition to the credits above, Falvey, with Darryl Frank, is overseeing thirteen Amblin Television series including Amazing Stories for Apple, Tommy for CBS, Halo for Showtime, a straight-to-series order for Brave New World from USA Network, Cortes and Moctezuma for Amazon, Animaniacs for Hulu, Why We Hate for Discovery, Resident Alien for SYFY, and the documentary films Natalie Wood: What Remains Behind for HBO and Laurel Canyon for Epix.

During his 20-year tenure at Amblin, Falvey has produced numerous acclaimed series, including three seasons of the CBS hit summer series Under the Dome; five seasons of the Noah Wyle TNT series Falling Skies; two seasons of the CBS series Extant starring Halle Berry; the NBC drama series Smash, which starred Anjelica Huston, Debra Messing, Jack Davenport and Katharine McPhee; the Showtime series United States of Tara, based on an idea by Steven Spielberg, which was written by Diablo Cody (Juno), and starred Toni Collette in a role that garnered her an Emmy; and the acclaimed Showtime series, The Borgias, starring Jeremy Irons.

Falvey’s additional credits include five seasons of the drama Las Vegas, as well as overseeing the production and development for NBC’s Freaks and Geeks, and Fox’s Undeclared. Amblin Television was also responsible for the critically acclaimed FX series Rescue Me, which starred Dennis Leary and ran for six seasons.

Falvey served as co-executive producer on Into the West, an epic limited series from executive producer Steven Spielberg, which became the most Emmy-nominated program of 2006 with 16 nominations, as well as a Golden Globe nomination for Best Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television.

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Mark Graziano

Executive Vice President of Post Production

Mark Graziano is the Executive Vice President of Post Production at Amblin Partners. He is coming up on his 17-year anniversary at Amblin.

Graziano started in the mailroom at New Line Cinema in the fall of 1991 and worked his way up to Post Coordinator, working on such illustrious films as Dumb & Dumber, The Mask, and Se7en, before...

Mark Graziano is the Executive Vice President of Post Production at Amblin Partners. He is coming up on his 17-year anniversary at Amblin.

Graziano started in the mailroom at New Line Cinema in the fall of 1991 and worked his way up to Post Coordinator, working on such illustrious films as Dumb & Dumber, The Mask, and Se7en, before being promoted to Post Production Supervisor.

His first Supervisory role was on Boogie Nights, where he forged a rapport with filmmaker Paul Thomas Anderson. Graziano went on to supervise Magnolia, Punch-Drunk Love and the prep for There Will Be Blood for the director.

Graziano joined DreamWorks Studios as a staff Post Supervisor in 2002. Over the next four years, Graziano supervised eight films before being tapped to head the Post Production department in 2006. He has worked on fifty movies as the Head of Post at Amblin/DreamWorks, including Transformers and Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen, Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, Dreamgirls, Paranormal Activity, Tropic Thunder, The Help, War Horse, Lincoln, Bridge of Spies, The Post, and Ready Player One.

Graziano is a graduate of the University of Texas and lives in Los Angeles with his wife, Brenna, and their two sons, Rex and Nash.

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Shelly Strong

Executive Vice President and Head of Physical Production

Shelly Strong hails from Western Maryland and attended Smithsburg High School and Towson University. She got her start working in film right out of college by landing a job on He Said, She Said as a director’s assistant, followed by a stint as an office PA on David Mamet’s Homicide...

Shelly Strong hails from Western Maryland and attended Smithsburg High School and Towson University. She got her start working in film right out of college by landing a job on He Said, She Said as a director’s assistant, followed by a stint as an office PA on David Mamet’s Homicide.

Packing up her Chevy S-10 she moved to Los Angeles in 1991. There she landed low-budget work as a production coordinator but quickly moved on to producing independent films and toured the festivals. After several years of the indie/festival circuit she landed an executive job at Stratus and Bullseye where she worked on titles including Crash, The Illusionist, The Painted Veil and Dave Chappelle’s Block Party. Her big break into the majors happened in 2006 when she was hired as VP of Production at DreamWorks Studios (now Amblin Partners) where she was recently promoted to Head of Physical Production. Credits include: Tropic Thunder, The Help, I Love You, Man, Girl on a Train, and The House with a Clock in Its Walls.

Strong is currently the only woman among heads of physical production at the major studios and is active in mentoring female filmmakers from her alma mater, Towson University. She holds a position on the steering committee of the Women’s Production Society; which is a group of female executives in physical production with the mission to promote the hiring of women in leadership roles in film and television production. In addition to helping women in the film industry, Strong is an advocate for the homeless population in Los Angeles. She formerly served on the board of directors for The Downtown Women’s Center (DWC), an organization that is focused on serving and empowering women experiencing homelessness and formerly homeless women. Strong is active in continuing her efforts to support the DWC by hosting donation drives at Amblin Partners.

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Marvin Levy

Marvin J. Levy

Executive Vice President, Marketing

Marvin J. Levy is a marketing and communications executive at Amblin Partners. He segued to Amblin Partners from DreamWorks Studios, and from Steven Spielberg’s Amblin Entertainment before that, where he was a marketing consultant since 1982 handling advertising, publicity, and promotions for motion pictures and television....

Marvin J. Levy is a marketing and communications executive at Amblin Partners. He segued to Amblin Partners from DreamWorks Studios, and from Steven Spielberg’s Amblin Entertainment before that, where he was a marketing consultant since 1982 handling advertising, publicity, and promotions for motion pictures and television.

Previously, he had an eight-year association with Columbia Pictures where he was Vice-President of Advertising-Publicity-Promotion. Among his projects were Close Encounters of the Third Kind, which was the first time he worked with Spielberg, The China Syndrome, Kramer vs. Kramer, and Tess, and Sophie's Choice for Universal.

Among the other film marketing campaigns with which he was involved for various filmmakers and distribution companies have been such successes as Back to the Future and its sequels Back to the Future Part II and Back to the Future Part III, and Who Framed Roger Rabbit, Men In Black, Deep Impact, The Mask of Zorro, and the Steven Spielberg films E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial, Jurassic Parkthe Academy Award-winning Schindler's List, and the acclaimed Saving Private Ryan, as well as the DreamWorks Academy Award-winners American Beauty, Gladiator, and the first animated feature film winner Shrek. He also was part of the marketing team for the Emmy winning television miniseries Band of Brothers and The Pacific.

Most recently, he was involved in the marketing of Spielberg’s Ready Player One, based on the popular science-fiction novel by Ernest Cline, and The Post, a drama inspired by The Washington Post’s first female publisher, Katharine Graham (Meryl Streep), and its driven editor, Ben Bradlee. Other recent campaigns include Bridge of Spies, Lincoln, War Horse, and The Help.

Prior to his association with Columbia, he was Vice-President of Advertising and Publicity for Cinerama Releasing Corp., which handled the marketing campaigns for such films as Charly and They Shoot Horses, Don't They?

He began his career in the entertainment and communication field as a writer and assistant producer of radio and television shows in New York with Tex and Jinx McCrary. He also worked on their newspaper column in the Herald-Tribune.

He first entered the motion picture industry with MGM, becoming publicity director in New York.

In addition to his work on behalf of film and entertainment projects, he is involved in the planning and coordination for some of Steven Spielberg’s philanthropic projects such as the USC Shoah Foundation – The Institute for Visual History and Education, the Righteous Persons Foundation, and the Starlight Children’s Foundation.

A Phi Beta Kappa graduate of New York University's College of Arts and Science, he served on the Board of Governors of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences for 23 years. He was the Chairman of the Academy’s Public Relations Branch for many of those years.

In 2018, Levy was honored with an Academy Award at the annual Governors Awards, the very first honorary Oscar ever for a member of the Academy's publicity branch.

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Kristin Stark

SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT, MARKETING AND COMMUNICATIONS

Kristin Stark has been with Amblin for over two decades (starting in the DreamWorks Studios era), where she began her career as a production assistant and rose through the publicity ranks working for Marvin Levy on such films as American Beauty and Gladiator. Stark has worked on campaigns for The Help, LincolnBridge of Spies, A Dog’s Purpose and more recently, Steven Spielberg’s The Post and Ready Player One....

Kristin Stark has been with Amblin for over two decades (starting in the DreamWorks Studios era), where she began her career as a production assistant and rose through the publicity ranks working for Marvin Levy on such films as American Beauty and Gladiator. Stark has worked on campaigns for The Help, LincolnBridge of Spies, A Dog’s Purpose and more recently, Steven Spielberg’s The Post and Ready Player One.

As senior VP of marketing and communications, Stark manages all aspects of Amblin Partners’ marketing, working closely with distribution partners domestically and around the world.

A native of Texas, Stark graduated from Trinity University with a BA in Communications.

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