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Sky, Amazon team to form Roman Army drama

European satcaster Sky and Amazon Prime Video in the US are to coproduce a big-budget drama focusing on the Roman Imperial Army. The pair have enlisted Jez Butterworth (Jerusalem) to pen Britannia, which will be set in AD43 and run to ten episodes. It will air on Sky 1 in the UK and Ireland on […]

Amazon bags new Woody Allen movie

Woody Allen’s latest feature film will go out exclusively in North America on Amazon Prime Instant Video after its theatrical debut. Amazon Studios has acquired the rights to the film, a romantic comedy starring Jeannie Berlin and Steve Carrell set in the 1930s. Amazon Studios’ feature film release model sees films go out theatrically for […]

Amazon reaches out to TV scribes

Amazon has launched a new online tool to allow TV scribes to submit projects for the Prime Instant Video streaming service. Storywriter is cloud-based software for writers, allowing them to create TV and movie screenplays in a standardised format, offering, Amazon said, a free alternative to the costly paid-for options currently available. Amazon added that […]

Amazon to rival Netflix in Japan

Amazon Prime Instant Video is to launch in Japan, putting it in direct competition with soon-to-launch streaming rival Netflix. The Amazon Prime delivery service is already in operation in the territory, but to this point it has not distributed its SVOD service there. The video service will launch next month, with Netflix set to roll […]

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 rebooting 70s kids show

Amazon is making a modern-day version of 1970s live-action kids series Sigmund and the Sea Monsters. Amazon Studios will produce and pilot a new version on its Prime Instant Video streaming service. Amazon has struck a development deal with the creators of the original, veteran producers, Sid and Marty Krofft, who will help reimagine it […]

Amazon causes Catastrophe with SVOD deal

Amazon Prime Instant Video will get exclusive SVOD rights to Channel 4 comedy Catastrophe. Amazon Studios is billing the show as part of its Amazon Originals range, though it has already run on UK terrestrial television and is set for a second season. The show follows US comic Rob Delaney and Irish comic writer Sharon […]

Amazon to rival Netflix with original movies

Amazon Studios is to begin to produce and acquire original movies for early window distribution on Amazon Prime Instant Video. The move comes soon after Netflix promised to shake up the “antiquated” movie distribution model by producing and debuting its own films. Amazon Studios has now followed suit. To this end, the production arm of […]

Woody Allen making TV series with Amazon

Amazon has pulled off a coup by signing up director Woody Allen’s first ever television series. Allen will write and create the series with Amazon Studios, with on-demand service Amazon Prime Instant Video acting as the distribution platform. “I don’t know how I got into this. I have no ideas and I’m not sure where […]

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, […]