Peppa Pig joins with Spielberg for new film venture

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Peppa Pig owner links up with Steven Spielberg for new film and TV company.

Peppa Pig maker Entertainment One has teamed up with Steven Spielberg’s DreamWorks Pictures to create a new film, television and digital content company to expand beyond its popular cartoon show.

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Upcoming film projects for Amblin Partners include The BFG, The Light Between Oceans, starring Michael Fassbender, and A Dog’s Purpose, starring Bradley Cooper. Entertainment One chief executive Darren Throop said: “We are delighted to join Steven Spielberg, Jeff Skoll and Reliance in launching this unique new venture. “As part of Entertainment One’s stated growth strategy to double the size of the business by 2020, we continually strive to partner with producers of the highest quality content and Amblin Partners certainly represents the gold standard.” The partnership will release family friendly movies on the Amblin brand, adult dramas under the DreamWorks label and films with a social justice element with Participant Media. Peel Hunt analyst Malcolm Morgan said that although the company was silent on the scale of the equity stake or its cost, he saw it as a “small positive item” today after a few weeks of adverse trading and financing news flow.

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