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Amazon Studios reshuffles after Salke hire

Amazon Studios has restructured its TV arm after the hire of NBC’s Jennifer Salke as new head of Amazon Studios. Salke’s first move is to up the studio’s COO Albert Cheng, who served as interim head after the departure of Roy Price, to co-head of television. He will also keep his COO title. A partner […]

NBC pair to replace Amazon-bound Salke

US broadcaster NBC has promoted a pair of in-house execs to replace president of entertainment Jennifer Salke, who is soon to join Amazon Studios. Lisa Katz and Tracey Pakosta have been named co-presidents of scripted programming at NBC Entertainment. They’re being upped after the well-respected Salke, who ushered in series such as This is Us […]

NBC’s Jennifer Salke replaces Roy Price at Amazon Studios

NBC Entertainment president Jennifer Salke is set to become Amazon Studio’s head of content, replacing Roy Price who departed in October. Price departed the company amid sexual harassment claims late last year, which preceeded the departures of Amazon Studios department heads such as Joe Lewis and Conrad Riggs. In the interim, Amazon Studios COO Albert Cheng […]

Amazon cancels comedies One Mississippi, I Love Dick

Amazon is continuing its purge of comedies, now ridding of One Mississippi, I Love Dick and Jean-Claude Van Johnson. Last month Amazon Prime Video turned down all of its latest pilot season comedies including Sea Oak, The Climb and Love You More. Now, Tig Nataro’s One Mississippi will not continue on the service after two […]

Amazon calls in The Boys for superhero drama

Showrunner Eric Kripke and actor Seth Rogen (pictured) have landed a superhero drama Amazon Prime Video called The Boys. The show is based on Garth Ennis’ comic book series, and will debut on the Amazon SVOD service in 2019, with Sony Pictures Television attached as producing studio. Showrunner Kripke (Supernatural), director Evan Goldberg (Preacher), Rogen, […]

Amazon moves to iconic Culver Studios

Amazon Studios is relocating from its Santa Monica base to the iconic Culver Studios. The move means Amazon will work out of the famous ‘Gone with the Wind’ mansion, where a number of classic movies have been shot. Amazon Studios, online movie repository IMDb, Amazon Video and the firm’s worldwide advertising divisions will move to […]

TBI Weekly: accusations cost Price his Amazon job

This week, the company most affected by sexual harassment claims outside The Weinstein Co. is undoubtedly Amazon, which has lost a string of top TV executives in the space of a week. Following the departure of Amazon’s content head Roy Price (pictured) due to sexual harassment claims, the remaining team have dropped one by one […]

Riggs exits as Schuster rises in Amazon shake-up

Another one bites the dust at Amazon Studios after Conrad Riggs, the company’s head of unscripted, was released from the company and replaced by senior creative executive Heather Schuster. Following the exits of Roy Price, Joe Lewis and Morgan Wandell this October, Riggs departs after three years with the company. Riggs played a key role […]

Joe Lewis departs in ongoing Amazon sweep

Joe Lewis, head of half hour and drama series development at Amazon, is the latest executive to depart from the company after the resignation of Roy Price over sexual harassment claims. Lewis has resigned from the company but has given no reason for his departure, according to Reuters. He joins Morgan Wandell, Amazon’s head of […]

Roy Price resigns from Amazon Studios

Roy Price has resigned from Amazon Studios after an allegation of sexual harassment. Price had already been placed on indefinite leave. He couldn’t be contacted before press time, but has been accused of repeatedly propositioning The Man in the High Castle (TMITHC) producer Isa Hackett. He has also been accused of ignoring a rape claim that actor […]

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