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eOne poaches Amazon Studios scripted exec

Entertainment One Television has bolstered its scripted ranks by drafting in Carolyn Newman from Amazon Studios. Newman (pictured) has been named in the new role of VP, scripted programming at eOne TV. Based out of LA, this will see her develop “bold and compelling” projects, working closely with eOne’s scripted teams around the world. Newman […]

‘HBO, Netflix lead Amazon in digital originals’

Demand for key original series from HBO Now and Netflix far out-strips that for Amazon Prime Instant Video shows internationally, according to new research. Parrot Analytics’s study of the UK, US and Australian markets showed HBO’s Game of Thrones is by far the most demanded originally-produced series from an SVOD provider. The results were reached […]

Amazon picks up Sony’s Bryan Cranston series

Amazon has picked up Sneaky Pete for its Prime Instant Video service. The show comes from Bryan Cranston (Breaking Bad) and David Shore (House), and follows a con man as he adapts to life post-prison. It was set up at CBS, but the broadcast net ultimately passed on the show. Amazon stepped in and picked […]

Amazon greenlights Soderbergh, Ron Perlman dramas

E-commerce giant Amazon has given full series orders to Ron Perlman drama series Hand of God and Steven Soderbergh comedy, Red Oaks. Both shows were part of the latest batch of pilots for Amazon’s streaming service Prime Instant Video. Amazon takes its pilots to series based on customer reaction and the thoughts of its programming […]

Amazon launches third pilot season

Amazon has launched five new pilots and is asking its Prime Instant Video subs in the US and UK to vote and comment on the quintet of new shows. Amazon will solicit the thoughts of customers ahead of selecting which shows will be taken to series. Votes and comments are elements in the selection process, […]

Amazon to launch third pilot season this month

Amazon Prime Instant Video is launching its latest season of pilots in the US and UK on August 28. Later this month, Amazon Prime subscribers will be offered five pilots: half-hour comedies The Cosmopolitans, Really and Red Oaks, and hour-long dramas Hand of God and Hysteria. Launching scripted drama and comedy pilots on the same […]

Amazon’s Q3 original video spend to hit $100m

Amazon is planning “significant growth” in its original content spend, increasing its investment in Prime Instant Video productions to more than US$100 million in Q3. Speaking on the firm’s second quarter earnings call, Amazon chief financial officer Tom Szkutak said: “We’re ramping up the spend from Q2 to Q3 significantly,” and adding: “It’ll also be […]

Amazon adds cable-style comedy to third pilot season

Amazon Studios has unveiled another show for its third pilot cycle – a “strikingly honest cable comedy” from comic Jay Chandrasekhar. Really comes from Chandrasekhar (Super Troopers), who created, wrote and directed the pilot, and also stars alongside Sarah Chalke (Scrubs). It is produced with Main Street Films’ Craig Chang and Harrison Kordestani, and Jamie […]