7:15am PT by Chris Gardner
Roy Price Has a Very Different New Career After Amazon Studios Ouster
After a tumultuous fall and winter — getting fired from the top job at Amazon Studios amid sexual harassment claims, being jilted a few weeks before his wedding to screenwriter Lila Feinberg — Roy Price is beginning a new life … as an art dealer in Hong Kong.
According to numerous sources, the 51-year-old scion of Hollywood (his dad, Frank Price, ran Universal in the 1970s) has decamped from Los Angeles and is living full time in Asia, where he's filed incorporation papers for an art management and consulting firm called International Art Machine.
It's not entirely clear what sort of art managing and/or consulting the company will do, but it maintains office space on Stanley Street, home to the Luk Ye teahouse, one of the more famous dim sum places in Hong Kong. Also in the area: high-end luxe retail (Queens Road Central), boozy expat bars (Lan Kwai Fong) and general retail.
Price resigned as head of Amazon Studios on Oct. 17, 2017, following a THR investigation in which a top producer at the streaming service accused him of sexual harassment. According to multiple sources, he wasted no time in setting up his new business, registering the company name and filing incorporation paperwork for the private company on Nov. 28, 2017.
The move is confirmed on Price’s official accounts on Twitter and LinkedIn. He could not be reached for comment.
— With reporting by Patrick Brzeski and Abid Rahman
A version of this story first appeared in the Jan. 4 issue of The Hollywood Reporter magazine. To receive the magazine, click here to subscribe.