Steven Spielberg

Fingerprint and Mondia Partner to Offer World's Best Learning and Entertainment Content for Kids and Families

Wednesday, July 1, 2020 - 12:15am

The library features expert-curated content mapped to U.S. Common Core Standards, allowing kids to learn something new every time they play.

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  • The library features expert-curated content mapped to U.S. Common Core Standards, allowing kids to learn something new every time they play.
  • Mondia creates personalized digital experiences for people by providing them with the best and latest digital content anywhere, anytime; from health, entertainment, lifestyle, gaming, music to sports.
  • The San Francisco-based mobile technology company creates custom kids' learning and entertainment platforms and curates content for customers around the world.
  • Fingerprint is funded by leading media and technology investors, including Corus Entertainment, DreamWorks Animation, Reed Elsevier Ventures, Trinity Capital Investment and GSV.

THE WORLD’S FIRST DREAMWORKS ANIMATION WATER PARK WILL OPEN ON MARCH 19

Thursday, February 27, 2020 - 10:04pm

We cant wait for guests to visit DreamWorks Animation Water Park and experience the completely unique, jaw-dropping and awe-inspiring destination that we have created, said Don Ghermezian, Co-CEO of American Dream.

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  • We cant wait for guests to visit DreamWorks Animation Water Park and experience the completely unique, jaw-dropping and awe-inspiring destination that we have created, said Don Ghermezian, Co-CEO of American Dream.
  • The worlds first and only DreamWorks Animation Water Park will begin to preview its unmatched experiences on March 19.
  • Guests will be introduced to this over-the-top water park, where the worlds of DreamWorks Animations most adored franchises are brought to life.
  • Tickets for DreamWorks Animation Water Park will go on-sale Thursday, February 27, 2020 at www.americandream.com, with limited quantities available.

Mattel Announces Multi-Year Global Licensing Agreement With Universal Brand Development for DreamWorks Animation’s Spirit Riding Free Franchise

Thursday, February 20, 2020 - 2:00pm

Mattel, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAT) today announced that it has entered into a multi-year global licensing agreement with Universal Brand Development for DreamWorks Animations Spirit Riding Free, the hit Netflix TV series and upcoming feature film.

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  • Mattel, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAT) today announced that it has entered into a multi-year global licensing agreement with Universal Brand Development for DreamWorks Animations Spirit Riding Free, the hit Netflix TV series and upcoming feature film.
  • This new agreement builds on Mattel and Universal Brand Developments existing multi-year licensing partnerships for Illuminations Minions, Universal Pictures Jurassic World and Fast & Furious.
  • DreamWorks Animations Spirit Riding Free has captured the imaginations of children and families around the world, said Janet Hsu, Chief Franchise Officer, Mattel.
  • DreamWorks Animations Spirit Riding Free represents todays generation of independent, adventurous girls and celebrates their love of horses and amazing friendships, said Joe Lawandus, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Global Toys and Hardlines, Universal Brand Development.

Amblin Television Acquires Rights to The Washington Post’s “Afghanistan Papers” Report and Partners With Oscar-winner Alex Gibney

Thursday, January 30, 2020 - 4:00pm

Amblin Television announced today that it has closed a deal with The Washington Post for the rights to At War with the Truth The Posts definitive report on The Afghanistan Papers.

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  • Amblin Television announced today that it has closed a deal with The Washington Post for the rights to At War with the Truth The Posts definitive report on The Afghanistan Papers.
  • Oscar-winning documentary filmmaker Alex Gibney will be executive producer with Jigsaw Productions Stacey Offman and Richard Perello, along with Amblin Televisions Co-Presidents Darryl Frank and Justin Falvey.
  • Said Amblins Frank and Falvey: The opportunity to definitively tell this extraordinary and important story is an exciting one.
  • Amblin Television, a long-time leader in quality programming, is a division of Amblin Partners, a content creation company led by Steven Spielberg.

From Most-Wanted to FBI Academy Instructor: If You Can, Catch Frank Abagnale at the 2020 Global TapRooT® Summit

Monday, December 9, 2019 - 1:00pm

Most people were originally introduced to Abagnale through Steven Spielberg's blockbuster movie, Catch Me If You Can.

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  • Most people were originally introduced to Abagnale through Steven Spielberg's blockbuster movie, Catch Me If You Can.
  • After being arrested in France, Abagnale turned his life around, helping the FBI outthink con artists at frauds and scams.
  • He also became an FBI Academy instructor, lecturing at the FBI's law enforcement training and research center and field offices.
  • Attendees at the 2020 Global TapRooT Summit will hear firsthand about Abagnale's life experiences and how they apply to the business world today.

Dreamscape to Launch "DreamWorks Dragons Flight Academy" - A New Free-Flying Immersive VR Interactive Experience at Westfield Century City on December 13th

Monday, December 2, 2019 - 8:00pm

We are excited to introduce audiences to this unprecedented full sensory experience of becoming a dragon rider."

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  • We are excited to introduce audiences to this unprecedented full sensory experience of becoming a dragon rider."
  • In Berk, Dragons and Vikings live together in playful harmony, but poachers pose a constant threat.
  • Experiential venues begin rolling out in December 2018, including its premier location at Westfield Century City Mall.
  • The company's extensive portfolio includes properties created by Universal Pictures, Illumination Entertainment, DreamWorks Animation, and NBCUniversal cable and television.

Kazuo Inamori, Global Entrepreneur and Philanthropist, Receives Honorary Knighthood from HM the Queen Elizabeth

Monday, December 2, 2019 - 1:00pm

Inamori is the founder and chairman emeritus of Kyocera; honorary adviser to KDDI; honorary adviser to Japan Airlines; and founder of the Inamori Foundation.

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  • Inamori is the founder and chairman emeritus of Kyocera; honorary adviser to KDDI; honorary adviser to Japan Airlines; and founder of the Inamori Foundation.
  • Other recipients have included Bill and Melinda Gates, Steven Spielberg, Alan Greenspan, James Watson, Bono, and Ralph Lauren.
  • The British Ambassador Paul Madden saluted Inamori for his personal leadership and commitment, and was delighted to congratulate him on the award of an Honorary Knighthood.
  • The Inamori Foundation was founded on April 12, 1984, by Kazuo Inamori and began operations in 1985.

Great Scott! Back to the Future Celebrates 35 Years

Monday, October 21, 2019 - 2:32pm

is available to stream on YouTube.com/Learning and the Vsauce3 YouTube channel .

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  • is available to stream on YouTube.com/Learning and the Vsauce3 YouTube channel .
  • Press interested in embedding episode 1 directly into their stories can use this link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FJfcdJ7sizc .
  • From the Academy Award-winning filmmakers Robert Zemeckis and Steven Spielberg comes Back to the Future - the original, groundbreaking adventure that sparked one of the most successful trilogies ever!
  • Powered by innovative special effects, unforgettable songs and non-stop action, Back to the Future is an unrivaled adventure that stands the test of time.

From Oscar® Winners Alex Gibney And Steven Spielberg, Discovery en Español's Timely New Series ¿POR QUÉ ODIAMOS? Debuts Globally Sunday, October 13

Monday, October 7, 2019 - 8:30pm

Executive produced by filmmaking heavyweights Alex Gibney and Steven Spielberg and directed by Geeta Gandbhir and Sam Pollard (Emmy winners for "When The Levees Broke: A Requiem in Four Acts"), POR QU ODIAMOS?

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  • Executive produced by filmmaking heavyweights Alex Gibney and Steven Spielberg and directed by Geeta Gandbhir and Sam Pollard (Emmy winners for "When The Levees Broke: A Requiem in Four Acts"), POR QU ODIAMOS?
  • The six-part series will begin airing on Sunday, October 13 at 10pm E/P on Discovery en Espaol, with additional episodes airing each subsequent Sunday.
  • Drawing on cutting-edge journalism, deep historical investigations and ground-breaking research in psychology, biology, and neuroscience, POR QU ODIAMOS?
  • On the television side, Escape Artists first straight to series show, Perpetual Grace, LTD., premiered on June 2nd on EPIX.

Spin Master Named Global Master Toy Partner for DreamWorks Animation's All-New Preschool Series Gabby's Dollhouse

Monday, July 29, 2019 - 1:30pm

TORONTO, July 29, 2019 /PRNewswire/ - Spin Master Corp. (TSX:TOY; www.spinmaster.com ), a leading, global, children's entertainment company, announced today it has reached an agreement to become the global master toy licensee with Universal Brand Development for DreamWorks Animation's all-new preschool series Gabby's Dollhouse.

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  • TORONTO, July 29, 2019 /PRNewswire/ - Spin Master Corp. (TSX:TOY; www.spinmaster.com ), a leading, global, children's entertainment company, announced today it has reached an agreement to become the global master toy licensee with Universal Brand Development for DreamWorks Animation's all-new preschool series Gabby's Dollhouse.
  • "We're thrilled to partner with Universal Brand Development on this exciting new TV series that is sure to capture the imaginations of preschoolers," said Ben Gadbois, Spin Master's Global President and COO.
  • "Spin Master has had a long, successful partnership with Universal Brand Development, and we are looking forward to bringing our renowned innovation to the toy line for Gabby's Dollhouse.
  • Spin Master is best known for award-winning brands including Zoomer, Bakugan, Erector by Meccano, Hatchimals, Air Hogs and PAW Patrol.