Steven Spielberg
Director, Producer. b. Cincinnati, OH, Dec. 18, 1946. e. California State College. m. actress Kate Capshaw. Made home movies as child; completed first film with story and actors at 12 yrs. old in Phoenix. At 13 won film contest for 40-min. war movie, Escape to Nowhere. At 16 made 140-min. film, Firelight. At California State Coll. made five films. First professional work, Amblin' led to a contract with Universal Pictures at age 20. In 1984, formed his own company, Amblin Entertainment, headquartered at Universal Studios. Received Irving G. Thalberg Memorial Award, 1987; American Film Institute Life Achievement Award, 1995. Parterned with David Geffen and Jeffrey Katzenberg to form independent film company DreamWorks SKG in 1995. After an 11-year run, co. execs sold DreamWorks SKG to Paramount Pictures in 2006. The transaction included more than $1 billion in cash and the assumption of DreamWorks' debt. Spielberg signed an employment contract to continue directing for the studio, which will continue producing films under the DreamWorks label. The Walt Disney Company, Disney will handle marketing and distribution of the studio's films around the world, except for India where Reliance subsidiary Reliance Big Entertainment will retain distribution rights.

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