Steven Soderbergh

Amazon secures streaming rights to new Soderbergh movie

Amazon has unveiled a deal to bring Steven Soderbergh’s latest film, Logan Lucky, to Prime Video during its exclusive first-run US streaming window. The film will hit theatres on August 18, 2017 and is likely to be released on Amazon during Q1 2018. In addition, Amazon has signed a two-year first-look deal with Fingerprint Releasing […]

Amazon accrues Girlfriend Experience

Amazon Prime Video has acquired Starz drama The Girlfriend Experience. The deal covers the UK, Germany, Austria and Japan, with the series debuting yesterday in the first three and the latter later this year. The Girlfriend Experience follows Riley Keough as a law student who becomes drawn into the world of escorting and transactional relationships. […]

Soderbergh making Western drama for Netflix

Steven Soderbergh and Scott Frank are working up a serialised period drama for streaming service Netflix. The pair are reportedly lining up Godless, executive-producing alongside Casey Silver. Frank is also writing and directing the scripted series, which is billed as a Western set in a 1800s New Mexico mining town. Filming is set for Santa […]

Albrecht’s Starz system

Starz CEO Chris Albrecht gives Stewart Clarke his views on whether there is too much TV, why big names are flocking to work with his channel, and whether a merger with a rival such as Lionsgate Entertainment or AMC Networks is on the cards.   TBI: You have ramped up originals since you joined Starz […]

Starz brings The Girlfriend Experience to Cannes

Riley Keough, one of the stars of Mad Max: Fury Road and the granddaughter of Elvis Presley, is heading to Cannes to promote her new Starz series, The Girlfriend Experience. The series is exec produced by Steven Soderbergh and Starz, which is handling international sales, will be screening it to buyers on the Monday of […]

Amazon greenlights Soderbergh, Ron Perlman dramas

E-commerce giant Amazon has given full series orders to Ron Perlman drama series Hand of God and Steven Soderbergh comedy, Red Oaks. Both shows were part of the latest batch of pilots for Amazon’s streaming service Prime Instant Video. Amazon takes its pilots to series based on customer reaction and the thoughts of its programming […]

Soderbergh inspires Starz anthology series

Starz, the UK premium cable channel, has commissioned a 13-part scripted anthology series inspired by a 2009 film from director Steven Soderbergh (pictured). The Girlfriend Experience is based on the Magnolia Pictures movie of the same name. It will explore the relationships of exclusive courtesans who provide clients with an experience more akin to a […]