Amblin Partners signs first film deal with SRO Productions – Deadline

EXCLUSIVE: Amblin Partners has entered into an overall agreement with SRO Productions, the label founded by director Bartlett Sher (Broadway’s Kill a mockingbird), writer JT Rogers (Deputy Tokyo) and producer Cambra Overend (Oslo). As part of the two-year deal, Amblin will have first-look rights to SRO’s film projects.

The three filmmakers recently teamed up with Steven Spielberg, Kristie Macosko Krieger and Marc Platt to produce Oslowhich aired on HBO last year and was nominated for two Emmys, including Outstanding Television Movie. Oslo has also been nominated for upcoming PGA, Critics Choice, Artios and ACE Eddie awards.

(LR) Bartlett Sher, JT Rogers and Cambra Overend.
SRO Productions; Rebecca Ashley

With artistic homes in New York and London, SRO Productions is driven by its founders’ desire to create popular and ambitious works in all media that speak to this current political and historical moment while providing compelling entertainment. In addition to film, SRO will also develop and present new theater and television works, as well as revivals of classic plays and musicals. Working in collaboration with renowned artists, SRO Productions currently has several projects in various stages of development, including television adaptations of Robert Caro’s seminal work The Power Broker and Rogers’ play blood and giftsas well as new theatrical collaborations with Aaron Sorkin and Marc Platt.

SRO’s founders told Deadline, “SRO is thrilled to formalize our partnership with Amblin and to have the opportunity to work with such talented storytellers and generous collaborators.”

Rogers is the creator and showrunner of the television series Deputy Tokyo which will premiere on HBO Max on April 7. Sher currently runs two shows in London’s West End – his record production of Aaron Sorkin’s adaptation of Kill a mockingbirdand his award-winning cover of my lovely lady.

The latest film from Amblin founder Steven Spielberg West Side Story, is nominated for seven Oscars including Best Picture and Best Director. On Sunday, picture star Ariana DeBose won supporting actress at the SAG Awards, and she’s also in the category at the Oscars.

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