Amazon Studios Enters Development On Slow Burn, Sets Andrew Lopez To Pen Rom-Com Inspired By True Events

EXCLUSIVE: Amazon Studios is in development on Slow Burn, a globetrotting romantic comedy, to be penned by Andrew Lopez. The film will be based on a real-life love story writer Sean Lewis told about his family on “Isn’t It Slow-Mantic”—an episode of NPR’s beloved podcast, This American Life. It will span both continents and time to tell the story of a couple […]

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Amazon Studios Chief Jennifer Salke Admits Studio Lost Mare Of Easttown In Negotiations, Talks Future Strategy For Global Movies Edinburgh

Amazon Studios chief Jennifer Salke revealed the streamer pitched for Mare Of Easttown but lost the Kate Winslet-starring cop drama “in negotiations.” Speaking in conversation with James Corden at the Edinburgh TV Festival on Wednesday, Salke admitted that the show, which was created by Brad Ingelsby and eventually went to HBO, was a show she wished Amazon had done. “We […]

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Amazon Studios Sets First Argentine Original Film: Ricardo Darin Starrer ‘Argentina, 1985,’ from Santiago Mitre (EXCLUSIVE)

Amazon Studios, La Unión de los Ríos, Kenya Films and Infinity Hill have teamed to produce Argentina’s first Amazon Original film, Santiago Mitre’s “Argentina, 1985,” which looks set to become a banner Argentine big fest title and release in 2022. Headlining arguably the foremost Argentine stars of their generations – Ricardo Darín (“The Secret in Their Eyes,” “Wild Tales”) and […]

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Amazon Studios Lands Hot Package Ex-Husbands From Berlanti/Schechter Films, Billy Eichner And Paul Rudnick

EXCLUSIVE: Following a highly competitive bidding war, Amazon Studios has landed the package Ex-Husbands and will develop the new comedy, an original story by Billy Eichner and Paul Rudnick. Eichner is also attached to star, with the screenplay by Rudnick. The film will be produced by Eichner and Berlanti/Schechter Films. “The concept of a big, gay divorce comedy has been […]

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Wayne Che Yip Boards ‘The Lord Of The Rings’ TV Series As Director And Co-Executive Producer; Will Helm Four Episodes Of Amazon Original

Wayne Che Yip has joined the creative team behind the Lord of the Rings TV series, as both a co-executive producer and director, Amazon Studios announced today. As a director, he’ll follow in the footsteps of J.A. Bayona (A Monster Calls), who helmed the series’ first two episodes. Developed by J.D. Payne and Patrick McKay, the Lord of the Rings […]

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Amazon Studios Faces a ‘Late Night’ Disaster, Bob Berney’s Exit, and Bidding-War Realities

This week, Amazon Studios became a standard-bearer for the issue impacting every specialized distributor: Exactly how is it supposed to get people to watch their movies? Exhibit A is the failure of “Late Night,” for which Amazon paid $13 million in North American rights. With 2,200 screens in its second week, the well-reviewed “Late Night” saw a per-screen average of […]

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