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Amazon donates €1m to Italian Covid-19 fund to support entertainment biz

Amazon Prime Video and Amazon Studios have pledged €1million to help support the Italian entertainment industry though the Covid-19 pandemic. The donation is being made to Scena Unita, an emergency fund created by a group of Italian artists and celebrities, including actor Carlo Verdone and rapper Achille Lauro, with the support of Amazon Prime Video […]

Amazon acquires Nicole Kidman-starring drama from NBCU’s Matchbox Pictures

Amazon has picked up a Nicole Kidman-starring TV adaptation of Andrew Bovell’s play Things I Know To Be True for its streaming service worldwide. Things I Know To Be True is from Amazon Studios, NBCUniversal International Studios’ Matchbox Pictures and Kidman’s prodco Blossom Films, in association with Jan Chapman Films. The series will debut around the […]

Amazon reboots ‘I Know What You Did Last Summer’ with ‘Boys’ prodco

Amazon Studios has ordered a small screen remake of the 1997 movie I Know What You Did Last Summer from one of the production firms behind the streamer’s hit superhero drama The Boys. The reboot, which is being produced with Sony Pictures Television and Original Film, will be written by Sara Goodman and is based […]

Amazon fast-tracks ‘The Boys’ spin-off after global success

A spin-off to Amazon’s comic book series The Boys is in the works, featuring a new batch of young superheroes. Amazon has reportedly been developing the project for some time, but has now been fast-tracked following the strong performance of the second season of the show on the Prime Video streaming service. The as-yet-unnamed spinoff […]

Amazon teams with Rachel Weisz for ‘Dead Ringers’ series

Amazon has given a straight-to-series order for an adaptation of the David Cronenberg feature film Dead Ringers, with Rachel Weisz attached to star and executive produce. The original 1988 psychological thriller stars Jeremy Irons as twin gynecologists who use their identical appearance to abuse their position as doctors and embark on relationships with the same […]

Amazon launches Covid-19 fund to support European screen industry

Amazon Studios and Amazon Prime Video have pledged $6m to support the European TV and film production industry’s creative community through the Covid-19 pandemic. Donations will be made to Covid-19 relief funds in countries across Europe that support the creative sector, with the first confirmed awards including £1m ($1.27m) to the UK’s Film and TV […]

Amazon orders ‘Fallout’ adaptation from ‘Westworld’ team

Amazon Studios has partnered with US video game publisher Bethesda Game Studios to bring the long-running Fallout franchise to television. Amazon has already committed to a series order for the show, which will be led by Westworld creators Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy through their Kilter Films production house, for Amazon Prime Video. Todd Howard, […]

Gaumont adds Amazon’s Michelle Sullivan for animation & family

Narcos producer Gaumont has appointed Amazon Studios’ Michelle Sullivan to work across its animation and family programming. Sullivan, who will become VP & creative exec at Gaumont,  was most recently a development exec at Amazon Studios, where she worked on the production of original scripted animated children’s series including Do, Re & Mi, Jessy And […]

Amazon Studios remakes Israeli autism drama ‘On The Spectrum’

Amazon and Jason Katims (Parenthood) have linked up with the Israel producer behind Netflix hit Fauda to remake a local drama exploring the lives of three people in their 20’s living with autism. On The Spectrum will be a half-hour show and is being produced by Universal Television, Israel’s YesStudios, Katims’ True Jack Productions and […]

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