Mad Dogs


Making Amazon tick

Amazon’s original content strategy is a risk but could pay off in a big way, analysts and producers say. Over the last year Amazon has bolstered its video content library through investment in both acquisitions as well as original programming. Ampere Analysis estimates that by the end of 2017, the e-retail giant will have spent […]

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 […]

Sony’s Mad Dogs unleashed around the world

Sony has shopped its US version of action drama Mad Dogs to a raft of international broadcasters. The show debuts on Amazon’s Prime Instant Video streaming service in the UK, Germany and the US this week and Sony Pictures Television said it has sold it into over 140 territories. The show is a US reboot […]

The Crown producer targets China drama

UK drama production company Left Bank Pictures is to begin targeting the Chinese market after signing a co-development deal with the China International Television Corporation. This pact will see Sony Pictures Television-owned Left Bank, which is producing Netflix royal drama The Crown, and CITVC working up English-language scripted programming for the Chinese and international markets. […]

LA Screenings wrap: analysis

Another year of excess, exuberance and extreme selling at the Hollywood studios is over, but the nature of the mayhem is changing, writes Jesse Whittock The LA Screenings began as they shouldn’t – grey clouds and prolonged rain shows dampening the spirits of the buyers flying in to Hollywood (one local hyberbolically claimed California has not seen any “any […]

Amazon deal monitor: Prime’s time

Amazon’s initial slate of originals was mostly well received, but failed to set the TV world alight. Then along came Jeffrey Tambur cross-dressing drama Transparent, which not only garnered masses of column inches, but also bagged awards and critical acclaim. Some commentators described as “Amazon’s House of Cards moment”. SVOD service Amazon Prime Instant Video […]

Mad Dogs, High Castle go to series on Amazon

Amazon Prime Instant Video has sent a pair of dramas, an unscripted series and two kids shows to series. The dramas are Cris Cole’s US version of Mad Dogs and The Man in the High Castle, with magazine series The New Yorker Presents and kids series Just Add Magic and The Stink & Dirty Show […]

Amazon buys Shaun the Sheep, Ben 10

Amazon Prime Instant Video has acquired exclusive UK streaming rights to Aardman Animation’s stop-motion series Shaun the Sheep and Cartoon Network’s Ben 10 Ominverse. The long-running CBeebies series are now available on the platform, and the deal comes ahead of Shaun the Sheep: The Movie launching in UK cinemas on February 6. A separate deal […]

Debut docu-show for Amazon

Amazon Prime Instant Video’s latest pilot season includes the SVOD service’s first docu-series pilot. The New Yorker Presents… will be a half-hour show billed as a “completely unique viewing experience”. It will feature a short film starring Alan Cumming (The Good Wife) and Brett Gelman (Go On) based on a story from Saturday Night Live’s […]

Amazon lands US Mad Dogs remake

Amazon Prime Instant Video has reportedly landed the US remake of BSkyB drama Mad Dogs. Left Bank Pictures, the UK-based Sony Pictures Television prodco, is to coproduce a pilot of the scripted format with its parent studio, according to Deadline. This will be part of Amazon’s latest round of piloted projects season, which effectively hands […]