DreamWorks Studios and co-chair/CEO Stacey Snider have a long working relationship with writer-director John Hamburg (I Love You, Man), but now they want to get intimate. Hamburg just signed a two-year, first-look deal with DreamWorks, and the pact obligates him to share his deepest, darkest secrets before he tells anyone else… or something like that. Hamburg co-wrote screenplays for Meet the Parents, Meet the Fockers, and Little Fockers, which are all produced by DreamWorks with Universal releasing. Hit the jump for more details on their past, quotes from the deal, and who else DreamWorks has whispering in their ear.
Snider said that John was a triple threat because of his involvement as writer, producer, and director. “He has a unique voice and can go from idea to movie all on his own,” Snider told Risky Business. “He’s going to be a huge asset to our company; and on a personal level, it’s deeply gratifying to be officially reunited after our collaborations on Along Came Polly, Meet the Parents, Meet the Fockers, and I Love You, Man.”
Of course, Snider wasn’t the only one with kind words. “From when she first hired me on Meet the Parents to I Love You, Man, Stacey Snider has always believed in the type of movies that I want to make,” said Hamburg. Hamburg joins the multitalented Steve Zaillian (Film Rites), Walter F. Parkes & Laurie MacDonald (Parkes/MacDonald), Nina Jacobson (Color Force), Ben Stiller (Red Hour), and Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci (Paper Products) at DreamWorks.