Amazon Studios

Catastrophe’s Sharon Horgan inks deal with Amazon

Amazon Studios has closed an exclusive two-year deal with Catastrophe creator Sharon Horgan. Catastrophe is an Amazon original series that earned an Emmy nomination for outstanding writing for a comedy series. Horgan is also co-writer and co-star in the show alongside Rob Delaney. In addition to her personal deal, Horgan and co-founder Clelia Mountford’s entertainment […]

Fox studio chiefs outline strategy after ‘shock’ Disney deal

Fox Television Group bosses have addressed the Walt Disney takeover of 21st Century Fox’s entertainment assets, noting they are unsure of their roles, but remain focused on “business as usual”. Gary Newman and Dana Walden (pictured) told reporters at a TCA tour event they had not yet had insight into their positions as co-chairmen at […]

Amazon calls in The Boys for superhero drama

Showrunner Eric Kripke and actor Seth Rogen (pictured) have landed a superhero drama Amazon Prime Video called The Boys. The show is based on Garth Ennis’ comic book series, and will debut on the Amazon SVOD service in 2019, with Sony Pictures Television attached as producing studio. Showrunner Kripke (Supernatural), director Evan Goldberg (Preacher), Rogen, […]

Amazon moves to iconic Culver Studios

Amazon Studios is relocating from its Santa Monica base to the iconic Culver Studios. The move means Amazon will work out of the famous ‘Gone with the Wind’ mansion, where a number of classic movies have been shot. Amazon Studios, online movie repository IMDb, Amazon Video and the firm’s worldwide advertising divisions will move to […]

Riggs exits as Schuster rises in Amazon shake-up

Another one bites the dust at Amazon Studios after Conrad Riggs, the company’s head of unscripted, was released from the company and replaced by senior creative executive Heather Schuster. Following the exits of Roy Price, Joe Lewis and Morgan Wandell this October, Riggs departs after three years with the company. Riggs played a key role […]

Joe Lewis departs in ongoing Amazon sweep

Joe Lewis, head of half hour and drama series development at Amazon, is the latest executive to depart from the company after the resignation of Roy Price over sexual harassment claims. Lewis has resigned from the company but has given no reason for his departure, according to Reuters. He joins Morgan Wandell, Amazon’s head of […]

Roy Price resigns from Amazon Studios

Roy Price has resigned from Amazon Studios after an allegation of sexual harassment. Price had already been placed on indefinite leave. He couldn’t be contacted before press time, but has been accused of repeatedly propositioning The Man in the High Castle (TMITHC) producer Isa Hackett. He has also been accused of ignoring a rape claim that actor […]

Amazon suspends Roy Price over harassment claims

Amazon Studios has suspended its head, Roy Price, after allegations he sexually harassed a producer and ignored a complaint over about Harvey Weinstein. The Man in the High Castle producer – and daughter of late sci-fi writer Philip K. Dick – Isa Hackett went on record in The Hollywood Reporter claiming he propositioned her in […]

Amazon to ‘increase content spend again’

Amazon will keep apace with Netflix’s original content spend, with Roy Price reportedly promising staff the SVOD service would increase investment in content again. The Amazon Studios head told staff content spend was set to increase in 2018 and 2019, with three new series put into development to go with an expanding originals slate, as […]

Amazon signs Gilmore Girls duo, Casey Affleck

Amazon Studios has signed a multi-year deal with Gilmore Girls creators Amy Sherman-Palladino and Daniel Palladino as well as another with Oscar winner Casey Affleck and his new production banner, Sea Change Media. The Palladino’s have worked in various roles across a wide range of shows including Roseanne, Gilmore Girls, series return Gilmore Girls: A Year […]

1 2 3 7