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Amazon attaches JA Bayona to direct ‘Lord of the Rings’ adaptation

Amazon Studios has brought in Spanish filmmaker JA Bayona (Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom) to direct the first two episodes of its big budget adaptation of Lord of the Rings. Bayona and producing partner Belén Atienza are attached as exec producers on the series, which is set in Middle Earth and is being written by JD […]

HBO boards BBC1’s His Dark Materials

HBO has boarded Bad Wolf’s His Dark Materials adaptation for BBC1, picking up distribution rights for the drama outside the UK. The AT&T-owned cable channel has swooped in for the adaptation of the Philip Pullman novels, signing on to co-produce alongside Jane Tranter’s Bad Wolf and New Line Cinema. The drama – which started filming […]

Caleb Weinstein resurfaces at Amazon

Having left Discovery this summer, Caleb Weinstein has taken a role at Amazon in the US, TBI understands. Weinstein oversaw a raft of channel launches in a stint lasting five and a half years at the factual and entertainment channel operator. Before the channels role, he ran Discovery’s international programme sales and consumer products business. […]