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Steven Spielberg On Board To Expand Peppa Pig Franchise

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.

The joint-venture company, Amblin Partners, will take on film distribution duties in new regions, including productions already in the works such as The BFG and The Girl on the Train.

Amblin Partners will also have backing from Indian conglomerate Reliance Group and Participant Media, a company led by former eBay president Jeff Skoll.

"Amblin Partners will create content using the Amblin, DreamWorks Pictures and Participant brands ... to tell stories that appeal to a wide range of audiences," Entertainment One said in a statement on Thursday.

Entertainment One did not disclose the size of its stake in Amblin Partners.

AAP

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