Kristie Macosko Krieger is a longtime associate of Steven Spielberg at DreamWorks, which is now Amblin Partners. Having recently produced the critically acclaimed “Bridge of Spies,” she has been instrumental working closely with Spielberg on all of his films. She is currently producing the upcoming films “The BFG” and “Ready Player One.”
Krieger is currently an executive producer on “The BFG.” Written by Melissa Mathison, based on Roald Dahl’s renowned children’s book, and directed by Spielberg, it’s the story of a young orphan girl who joins a friendly giant on a great adventure in giant country.
Previously, Krieger served as co-producer on “Lincoln,” based in part on Doris Kearns Goodwin’s “Team of Rivals,” directed by Spielberg from a screenplay by Tony Kushner, which starred Daniel Day-Lewis, Sally Field and Tommy Lee Jones. The film received 12 Academy Award® nominations, winning two for Best Actor and Best Production Design, and grossed $275 million worldwide. As an associate producer her credits include: “War Horse,” based on Michael Morpurgo’s award-winning novel, which was directed by Spielberg and was nominated for six Academy Awards including Best Picture; and “Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull,” also directed by Spielberg, which starred Harrison Ford, Cate Blanchett and Shia LaBeouf and grossed over $700 million worldwide.
Next up, Krieger will produce “Ready Player One,” based on Ernest Cline’s novel, to be directed by Spielberg. Set in a dystopian world in the year 2044, it’s the story of one teen’s quest to solve puzzles buried in a virtual word called the Oasis. Krieger also brought DreamWorks the charming and funny New York Times best-seller “Popular: Vintage Wisdom for a Modern Geek,” which she will produce for the company.
Krieger began her career with the USC Shoah Foundation, where she served as head of worldwide publicity, before joining DreamWorks in 1997. She holds a degree from UC Davis.