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Julie Rapaport to Lead Movies at Amazon Studios Solo, Matt Newman Shifts to Sports

In a shake-up, Amazon Studios has tapped Julie Rapaport to lead movies on her own as fellow motion picture group co-head Matt Newman will become head of original content for sports. “Julie Rapaport and Matt Newman have been leading movies together for the past several years, and they have accomplished so much as co-heads. With […]

Ben Affleck on Getting Acting Notes From George Clooney: “You’re Embarrassed You Didn’t Think of it”

There was a unique energy in the air Sunday afternoon inside the Directors Guild of America, host of Amazon Studios’ tastemaker reveal of The Tender Bar, directed by George Clooney and starring Ben Affleck. The A-list pairing seemed to electrify the festivities long before their feet touched the carpet. “This is a big one,” said […]

Amazon Studios Boss Jennifer Salke Reveals She Lost Out to HBO for ‘Mare of Easttown’

Film and TV execs rarely admit the hits they let slip through their fingers, but Amazon Studios boss Jen Salke did just that on Wednesday. Speaking to James Corden in a special session at the Edinburgh TV Festival, Salke revealed that the “one that got away” was one of the most critically acclaimed dramas over […]

‘The Tomorrow War’ Scores Big Opening on Streaming Movie Ratings Chart

Amazon Studios and Skydance’s tentpole The Tomorrow War shot to the top of Nielsen’s movie streaming chart in its Prime Video debut over the Fourth of July weekend. Further, it was the No. 2 most watched subscription video on demand title for the week of June 28 to July 4 week behind Manifest. The sci-fi […]

Golden Globes: Amazon Also Cuts Off HFPA Unless and Until Further Reforms Are Enacted

On the heels of the news that Netflix is “stopping any activities” with the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, the organization behind the Golden Globe Awards, “until more meaningful changes are made” to the group’s demographics and ethics rules, details of which have rocked the industry since they emerged in a Feb. 21 Los Angeles Times […]

How Jason Blum and Jennifer Salke Brought the Blumhouse Experience to Amazon

Two years and one global pandemic ago, Amazon Studios head Jennifer Salke was less than a year into her tenure at the tech giant and Jason Blum had cemented his status as the go-to producer for genre features. Up until this point, Amazon’s original feature slate largely was made up of adult-skewing dramas of the awards season variety and Blumhouse movies found their success in crowded theaters.

Ted Hope Exits Amazon Studios Post, Signs First-Look Deal

Ted Hope is exiting his post at Amazon Studios. Hope will step down as the co-head of motion picture production and sign a multiyear, first-look deal with the streamer.

“No Easy Solution”: Filmmakers Weigh Risks of SXSW’s Amazon Offer

As cancellations and postponements of film festivals keep up amid the novel coronavirus pandemic, Hollywood is trying to come up with solutions for stranded filmmakers and their projects. One such effort came on on April 2, when SXSW announced a partnership with Amazon Prime Video to launch a "film festival collection."

Watch Hollywood Reporter’s Full Studio Chief Summit With Execs From Netflix, Amazon, Sony and More

Toby Emmerich (Warner Bros.), Donna Langley (Universal), Jim Gianopulos (Paramount), Alan Horn (Disney), Tom Rothman (Sony), Jennifer Salke (Amazon) and Scott Stuber (Netflix) join for a first-ever gathering of the top film executives.

Hollywood Reporter’s Women in Entertainment Mentor Program Celebrates 10th Anniversary at Emotional Reunion

Sherry Lansing, Anne Sweeney, Dana Walden, Lori Greiner and Jennifer Salke celebrated 10 Years of the Women in Entertainment Mentorship Program presented by Lifetime.

Amazon Unveils First French Originals Slate

Amazon will bring the global dating juggernaut 'Love Island' to France as part of its first French originals slate, which also includes 'The Missing One,' starring former NBA player Tony Parker.