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Amazon confirms Tambor’s Transparent exit

Amazon Studios has finalised its investigation into Transparent’s Jeffrey Tambor after sexual harassment complaints, dropping the actor from the show. While Tambor previously stated that he would exit the show after accusations were made against him, no official move has been made until Amazon’s statement yesterday. Tambor will now have no role in the forthcoming […]

Ryan Murphy exits Fox for exclusive $300m Netflix deal

Netflix has pulled off perhaps its biggest production coup to date by prising US super-producer Ryan Murphy away from Fox through an exclusive US$300 million deal. Over recent weeks, rumours have rumbled on that SVOD giant Netflix would sign Murphy (pictured), who is known for series such as American Horror Story and Glee, to bolster its original programming […]

NBC’s Jennifer Salke replaces Roy Price at Amazon Studios

NBC Entertainment president Jennifer Salke is set to become Amazon Studio’s head of content, replacing Roy Price who departed in October. Price departed the company amid sexual harassment claims late last year, which preceeded the departures of Amazon Studios department heads such as Joe Lewis and Conrad Riggs. In the interim, Amazon Studios COO Albert Cheng […]

Amazon develops Western with Arnie

Amazon Studios is developing a Western drama set in the 1800s with former California governor and action movie star Arnold Schwarzenegger. Outrider will be set in the American Wild West, in an Oklahoma Indian territory, following a deputy tasked with not only apprehending a dangerous outlaw in the wilderness, but also with a ruthless federal […]

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 […]

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