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Amblin Partners has named Jeb Brody co-president of production, according to an announcement made Tuesday by Steven Spielberg.
Brody will join current president of production Holly Bario, with both reporting to Spielberg and co-CEO Jeff Small.
Brody comes to Amblin from Secret Hideout, where he most recently executive produced the reimagining of The Mummy starring Tom Cruise. Prior to that, he was president of production at Focus Features, where he oversaw such titles as Fifty Shades of Grey, Dallas Buyers Club and The Place Beyond the Pines. As a producer, Brody’s other credits include Little Miss Sunshine, Source Code and Larry Crowne.
“We are delighted to welcome Jeb to our company,” said Spielberg. “His experience as a production executive and producer is the perfect complement to Holly’s many proven talents which we have benefitted from for over a decade. We know their creative partnership will serve us well into the future.”
In his new post, Brody will work with Bario to guide films produced under the company’s Amblin Entertainment and DreamWorks Pictures banners.
“Becoming part of a company led by legendary filmmaker Steven Spielberg is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity,” said Brody. “I’m honored to be joining Steven, Jeff, Holly and the whole team at Amblin, and I look forward to much exciting work in the future.”
The Brody hire comes a little under a month after the news that Michael Wright would step down as CEO of Amblin Partners (Spielberg took over his title). Amblin’s upcoming releases include tentpole Ready Player One, the Spielberg-directed newspaper drama The Post and children’s horror adaptation The House With a Clock in Its Walls, which is currently being overseen by Bario.
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