Amblin Pacts with SRO Productions in Overall Deal

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Amblin Partners today announced that it has entered into an overall deal with SRO Productions – the production company founded by director Bartlett Sher (Broadway’s To Kill a Mockingbird), writer JT Rogers (Tokyo Vice) and producer Cambra Overend (Oslo). Under the two-year deal, Amblin will have first-look rights on SRO’s film projects.

The three filmmakers recently partnered with Steven Spielberg, Kristie Macosko Krieger and Marc Platt to produce Oslo, which released on HBO last year and was nominated for two Emmy Awards, including Outstanding Television Movie. Oslo has also been nominated for the upcoming PGA, Critics Choice, Artios and ACE Eddie awards.

With artistic homes in both New York City and London, SRO Productions is driven by its founders’ desire to make popular, ambitious work in every medium, which speaks to this current political and historical moment while offering gripping entertainment. In addition to film, SRO will also develop and present new works of theater and television, along with revivals of classic plays and musicals. Working in collaboration with renowned artists, SRO Productions currently has several projects in various stages of development, including adaptations for television of Robert Caro’s seminal work The Power Broker and Rogers’s play Blood and Gifts, as well as new theater collaborations with Aaron Sorkin and Marc Platt.

The SRO founders state, “SRO is thrilled to formalize our partnership with Amblin and to have the opportunity to work with such gifted storytellers and generous collaborators."

Amblin Partners is a film and television production company, led by Steven Spielberg, that develops and produces films using the Amblin Entertainment and DreamWorks Pictures banners and includes Amblin Television, a longtime leader in quality programming. The company’s investment partners include Reliance Entertainment, Entertainment One (eOne), Alibaba Pictures and Universal Pictures. The company’s recent theatrical releases include 1917, which won three Academy Awards and grossed $385m at the global box office, and Green Book, which won three Academy Awards, including Best Picture, and grossed more than $320m worldwide.

Rogers is the creator and showrunner of the TV series Tokyo Vice, which will premiere on HBO Max on April 7. Sher is currently directing two shows in London’s West End—his record-breaking production of Aaron Sorkin's adaptation of To Kill a Mockingbird, and his award-winning revival of My Fair Lady.

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