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Amazon’s ‘Jack Ryan’ Series Debuts Frenetic Final Season Trailer

The first trailer for the fourth and final season of Amazon Prime Video’s Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan has dropped and sees John Krasinski’s intrepid CIA man embark on his most dangerous mission yet. The story focuses on new CIA Acting Deputy Director Jack Ryan being tasked with unearthing internal corruption, and in doing so, uncovers […]

Top Amazon PR Exec Cory Shields Out

Amazon is making a change in its publicity department. Cory Shields, the vp public relations for studios and digital video at Amazon, is out at the streamer after a three-year run overseeing the entire department for the streamer. Amazon confirmed Shields’ departure and noted it was his decision to leave. The streamer declined to provide […]

Amazon Launches Syndication Unit for Original Series, Movies

File this one under “everything old is new again”: Amazon Studios is launching a syndication business for its original series and films. The new business, Amazon MGM Studios Distribution, will look to sell streaming originals ranging from The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel to The Tomorrow War to other outlets. Chris Ottinger, who has led MGM’s distribution […]

Amazon Reveals Streaming Release Date for Ben Affleck’s ‘Air’

Ben Affleck’s critically acclaimed Air will become available to stream on Amazon Prime Video on May 12 after an exclusive run in theaters across the world. The star-packed period sports drama, which has sparked early Oscar buzz, marks a new era for Amazon Studios in terms of how it releases certain original titles. Instead of […]

Amazon Studios Nabs J.J. Abrams, Imax’s ‘The Blue Angels’ Documentary

The Blue Angels, a feature documentary from J.J. Abrams’ Bad Robot Productions and Imax about the storied U.S. Navy and Marine Corps flight squadron from the cockpit, has landed at Amazon Studios. The documentary, also from Glen Powell’s Barnstorm Productions, Zipper Bros Films and Dolphin Entertainment, has not yet set its release plans after Amazon Studios […]

Trevor Noah Producing U.S. Adaptation of U.K. Late Night Show ‘Mock the Week’ for Amazon Freevee

The U.S. will get its own version of Mock The Week, the long-running BBC Two late night comedy series, with Amazon’s Freevee picking up the series for a 2024 debut. The BBC had canceled the show last year after 17 years on the air. Former Daily Show host Trevor Noah will serve as executive producer […]

Amazon Studios Hit With Round of Layoffs

Amazon Studios is the latest entertainment company to be hit by a round of layoffs. Sources tell The Hollywood Reporter that Amazon’s Prime Video has reduced its workforce by 100 staffers across its technology team and other areas. Also impacted are a small number of MGM staffers who joined Amazon as part of its $8.5 […]

Amazon Lands Animated ‘Batman’ Feature and TV Spinoff

Amazon is pushing deeper into its animated Batman universe. The retail giant and streamer has officially confirmed its previously reported two-season order for Matt Reeves, J.J. Abrams and Bruce Timm’s animated Batman: Caped Crusader series. Additionally, Amazon has picked up an original animated film, Merry Little Batman, and an animated spinoff series, Bat-Family, both of […]

‘Maisel’ Creators Set Next Amazon Show: Ballet Drama Starring Luke Kirby

The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel creators have formalized their next series under their overall deal with Amazon, and it’s got a premise that calls back to the duo’s beloved Bunheads and a couple of recognizable faces. Amy Sherman-Palladino and Daniel Palladino have scored a two-season, straight-to-series order for Étoile, a drama set in the world of […]

Kevin Wilson Named Theatrical Distribution Chief of Amazon Studios, MGM

Kevin Wilson has been named president of theatrical distribution for MGM and parent company Amazon Original Studios. The promotion was announced during CinemaCon, the annual gathering of theater owners and Hollywood studios in Las Vegas. It also comes as Amazon makes a major push into theatrical, beginning with Ben Affleck’s Air. Wilson essentially succeeds Erik […]

Gabrielle Union to Topline Murder Mystery in the Works at Amazon

Gabrielle Union is set to be the prime suspect in a murder mystery at Amazon’s Prime Video. The actress will star in and executive produce Pretty Little Wife, a thriller in the works from A+E Studios and Amazon Studios. It’s based on Darby Kane’s best-selling novel of the same name, with Meredith Lavender, Marcie Ulin […]

Nic Pizzolatto’s Amazon Western Refashioned as ‘The Magnificent Seven’ TV Series

Nic Pizzolatto is set to ride west again for The Magnificent Seven. Sources tell The Hollywood Reporter that the True Detective creator is refashioning his idea for an original Western drama into a series adaptation of the former MGM title that he rebooted in 2016. The project remains in development and has a series commitment […]