Woody Allen

Woody Allen’s Amazon comedy Crisis nears

Woody Allen’s comedy for Amazon Prime Video is called Crisis in Six Scenes, and sees the controversial writer-director appearing on-screen alongside Miley Cyrus. Amazon has released a trailer that reveals the show will be made available to subscribers on September 30. This marks the first time Allen has made a show for television. The six-part […]

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 […]

Woody Allen: ‘Amazon series a catastrophic mistake’

Film director Woody Allen has said moving into TV series with an original comedy for Amazon has been a ‘catastrophic mistake’ and he expects the resulting series to be a “cosmic embarrassment”. Allen was speaking at the Cannes film festival where he was promoting his new movie Irrational Man. The noted auteur was, according to […]

Amazon deal monitor: Prime’s time

Amazon’s initial slate of originals was mostly well received, but failed to set the TV world alight. Then along came Jeffrey Tambur cross-dressing drama Transparent, which not only garnered masses of column inches, but also bagged awards and critical acclaim. Some commentators described as “Amazon’s House of Cards moment”. SVOD service Amazon Prime Instant Video […]

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 […]

IMG Media wins the BAFTAs

The distribution arm of sports and media firm IMG has snagged a three-year deal to distribute the awards ceremonies organised by the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA). IMG Media will start selling the British Academy Film Awards, the British Academy Television Awards, the British Academy Games Awards and the British Academy Children’s […]