Chris Floyd

COO and General Counsel

 

Chris Floyd is the COO and General Counsel for Amblin Partners, the film and television company chaired by Steven Spielberg.

Floyd was a key member of the team that helped launch Amblin Partners in December 2015 from the former DreamWorks Studios.  At Amblin Partners, he oversees International Distribution, Business and Legal Affairs, Corporate Legal, Human Resources, Merchandising and Ancillary Licensing, and various other operations of the company.

During his tenure at DreamWorks Studios, Floyd served as General Counsel and Head of Business Affairs, having joined the company in 2007.

Prior to DreamWorks, Floyd was Senior Vice President of Business Affairs at Universal Pictures where he negotiated individual talent agreements, producer term deals and co-financing arrangements for the motion picture group.  He also handled business affairs activities for the studio’s on-lot producers, including Tom Hanks and Imagine Entertainment.

Before joining Universal, Floyd was Senior Vice President of Business Affairs for Paramount Pictures and led the Business Affairs team acquiring films for Paramount Classics, the studio’s arthouse label.

Floyd began his law career as an entertainment litigation associate at Hill Wynne Troop & Meisinger, where he represented major entertainment corporations including Twentieth Century Fox and Sony Pictures.  In 1993, he joined the Feature Legal Affairs Department of Walt Disney Motion Pictures before moving into Business Affairs in 1995.

Floyd is a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

He is a graduate of Northwestern University and Georgetown University Law Center.