1:00pm PT by Natalie Jarvey
Paul and Chris Weitz's Depth of Field Inks First-Look Deal With Amazon Studios
Amazon Studios is getting a little cozier with Mozart in the Jungle executive producer Paul Weitz.
The studio has inked a first-look television deal with Depth of Field, the production company that Weitz operates with brother Chris Weitz and producer Andrew Miano.
"We're excited to continue our relationship with Paul and begin working with Depth of Field," Amazon Studios head of comedy Joe Lewis said Tuesday in a statement. "Their focus on humanist stories and their desire to make unique series of remarkable quality fits perfectly here and is a great win for customers."
The Weitz brothers have collaborated many times during their careers, co-directing American Pie and Nick Hornby adaptation About a Boy. Individually, they have also forged prolific careers. Paul Weitz co-created Mozart with Roman Coppola and Jason Schwartzman, and he has helmed several episodes of the comedy series, which took home two Golden Globes earlier this year and has already been renewed for a third season. He also recently directed Grandma starring Lily Tomlin, who was nominated for a Golden Globe for her role. Chris Weitz, meanwhile, wrote Disney’s Star Wars stand-alone film Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, and he is set to direct MGM’s Holocaust biopic Eichmann.
Depth of Field recently produced Grandma and is currently in production on Judy Greer’s directorial debut, the comedy A Happening of Monumental Proportions from writer Gary Lundy starring Allison Janney and Bradley Whitford.
"Amazon Studios is taking creative risks and it's an exciting place to work," said Paul Weitz. "Working on Mozart has been a great experience."
Amazon Studios is the production arm of Amazon.com, and its original series and movies are available for subscribers of the e-tailer's $99 a year Prime subscription. The studio, which has found critical and awards acclaim for Transparent and Mozart, is prepping a Woody Allen comedy series starring Miley Cyrus, a Jean-Claude Van Damme comedy pilot and a drama from The Big Short screenwriter Charles Randolph.
Depth of Field is repped by WME and Barnes Morris.