Amblin Entertainment, Inc. is an American film production company founded by director and producer Steven Spielberg in 1970. The company's headquarters are located in Bungalow 477 of the Universal Studios Lot in Universal City, California. The company distributes all of the films from Amblin Partners under the Amblin Entertainment name.
Amblin is named after Spielberg's first commercially released film, Amblin' (1968), a short independent film about a man and woman hitchhiking through the desert. The film, which cost $15,000 to produce, was shown for Universal Studios and won Spielberg more directing roles. Although Amblin is an independent production company, Universal distributes many Amblin productions, and Amblin operates out of a building on the Universal lot.
Its logo features the silhouette of E.T. riding in the basket on Elliott's bicycle flying in front of the moon from the 1982 movie, E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial.
The company over years have been receiving negative reviews, an irritated former employee adds his voice to the influx of negativity for which the company has vehemently denied. He writes " I left the company after a senior executive embezzled funds meant for workers' welfare. The executives we're reluctant to probe further into the case"