Amazon Studios

Exclusive: Amazon seeks FAST & AVOD execs as hiring spree continues

Amazon Studios is on the hunt for new senior execs as it continues to bolster its FAST and AVOD business. The company is looking to fill numerous roles, including a head of first-party and exclusive FAST channels to join the AVOD original programming team. This exec will lead creative strategy, development, licensing, and programming for […]

Amazon promotes Albert Cheng to VP of Prime Video in US

Amazon Studios’ COO Albert Cheng has been promoted to VP of Prime Video in the US. In the newly created role, Cheng will oversee the SVOD business in the US, where he will be responsible for revenue growth, profit and loss and improving the performance of the streamer. He will also be responsible for brand […]

Amazon Prime Video greenlights ‘Blade Runner 2099’, with Ridley Scott to exec produce

Amazon has picked up Blade Runner 2099, a live-action series set in the Blade Runner sci-fi franchise, for Prime Video. Hailing from Amazon Studios, Alcon Entertainment and Ridley Scott’s Scott Free Productions, the series is being executive produced by Scott and is a follow-up to his 1982 original film Blade Runner, and Denis Villeneuve’s 2017 […]

US media giants pledge $4m for underrepresented talent

A coalition of media companies, including Amazon Studios, Disney, Fox, NBCUniversal Telemundo Enterprises, Paramount, and Warner Bros. Discovery have signed on as founding partners of a fund designed to help people from underrepresented backgrounds pursue careers in TV and film. The Roybal Film and Television Production Magnet Fund was established by industry professionals including Hollywood […]

Amazon snags NBCU exec as hiring spree continues

Amazon has appointed NBCUniversal (NBCU) exec Jessica Morganroth as senior content acquisitions manager for its streaming services Prime Video and Freevee. New York-based Morganroth returns to the company following a previous three-month stint in acquisitions for Prime Video in 2018, with the exec having more recently served a two-and-a-half-year tenure as director of content acquisition […]

Amazon hires HBO & A+E veterans for senior Prime Video & Freevee roles

Amazon has appointed HBO Asia veteran David Simonsen as director of Southeast Asia for its Prime Video SVOD service and also hired A+E Networks’ Edward Guerron as senior content acquisition manager for the UK & Germany for its AVOD sibling Freevee. Singapore-based Simonsen joins Amazon after almost 15 years as SVP of business development at […]

Amazon Studios boosts South African & Nigerian originals team

Amazon Studios has made several new appointments across its local originals development team for South Africa and Nigeria. The execs join the team led by Ned Mitchell, Amazon Studios and Prime Video’s head of originals for Africa & Middle East, and alongside Wangi Mba-Uzoukwu, who was recently made head of Nigerian originals. Kaye Ann Williams […]

Amazon Studios’ chief in Europe Georgia Brown to step down

Amazon Studios’ chief in Europe, Georgia Brown, is stepping down. Brown has led Amazon’s output across the region for the past five years, working on shows such as Jeremy Clarkson-starring The Grand Tour, paranormal drama Good Omens and German series We Children From Bahnhof Zoo. The exec joined Amazon from FremantleMedia International in 2017, shortly […]

Amazon Studios restructures unscripted, unveils UK originals

Amazon Studios has restructured the unscripted operations of its Prime Video and Freevee teams in the US. Chris Castallo, who had previously worked across Prime Video’s unscripted output, will now also oversee Freevee’s unscripted programming as the AVOD service continues its expanding originals roster. He reports into Lauren Anderson, who expanded her remit earlier this […]

Amazon Prime Video orders Dr. Seuss baking show & Leeds United docuseries

Amazon Prime Video has greenlit Dr. Seuss Baking Challenge, a culinary competition show inspired by the works of the US author and cartoonist. The show invites America’s best bakers to step into the world of Dr. Seuss. From The Grinch to The Cat in the Hat, these bakers will use their imaginations to craft creations […]

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