Roy Price


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 […]

Amazon to ‘increase content spend again’

Amazon will keep apace with Netflix’s original content spend, with Roy Price reportedly promising staff the SVOD service would increase investment in content again. The Amazon Studios head told staff content spend was set to increase in 2018 and 2019, with three new series put into development to go with an expanding originals slate, as […]

Amazon touts local originals as Inside Edge scores

Amazon’s first original Indian drama, Inside Edge, has quickly become the most watched title on its local service, and other in-house productions are driving viewing elsewhere. Cricket-themed drama series Inside Edge, which runs to ten parts, debuted on Amazon Prime Video India on July 10. According to the e-commerce giant, “nearly 50%”of its local customer […]

Amazon Studios scores first-look drama deals

Amazon Studios has signed first-look deals with three production companies. The deals are with Bona Fide Productions, Killer Films and Le Grisbi Productions. Amazon gets exclusive first looks at the film and TV slates of Bona Fide and Killer for the next two years, and for Le Grisbi indie-sized films for the same period. Amazon […]

Kabir Khan behind Amazon’s ‘Indian Band of Brothers’

Bollywood director Kabir Khan is to helm The Forgotten Army (WT), a war epic drama for Amazon Prime Video India. Amazon Studios content chief Roy Price flew into India to announce the show with Khan, who is behind blockbuster Bollywood films such as Ek Tha Tiger and Kabul Express. The Forgotten Army marks the first […]

Amazon: ‘multi-local’ originals key to subs

Amazon Prime Video will increasingly focus on original international content with market-specific appeal to drive up subscriptions and sustain its base globally, according to Roy Price. In a keynote interview at MIPTV in Cannes this week, Amazon Prime Video’s head of global content said “there are no global customers so you have to provide a […]

Amazon Studios, MTG bosses to keynote MIPTV

Amazon Studios content chief Roy Price and MTG president and CEO Jørgen Madsen Lindemann are to deliver Media Mastermind keynotes at MIPTV next month. Both will address creating compelling content for audiences in a changing digital landscape. Along with Netflix, Amazon has led the disruption that subscription VOD has incurred on traditional broadcasting, while MTG […]

Amazon hires FMI’s Brown as Euro originals chief

Amazon Studios has hired FremantleMedia International’s Georgia Brown as its first director of original television for Europe. The hire brings to an end Amazon Studios’ search for a European content chief, and comes after the Amazon Prime Video SVOD service went fully international in December. Brown’s remit will see her commissioning programming from producers in […]

Fox looks to Balian as Tal Yguado joins Amazon

Fox Networks Group has handed control of its global programming initiative to FX Networks executive VP Gina Balian, as global scripted chief Sharon Tal Yguado joins Amazon Studios. Balian was recently promoted to EVP of series development at US cable channel FX Networks and its production arm, FX Productions, and is now adding the FNG […]

Amazon to hire London-based original content boss

Amazon is hiring a London-based head of original content to respond to its growing interest in video entertainment commissioned outside of the US. Speaking at the Edinburgh International Television Festival yesterday, Amazon Studios director Roy Price said that Amazon planned to “double down” and “grow a team in London”. The new head of original content […]