Amazon’s Jennifer Salke spent over $40 million on Sundance acquisitions at last month’s festival, and now she’s giving us a peek at her film plans – including hints at when we’ll be able to see buzzy movies like the Mindy Kaling comedy Late Night, the Adam Driver-led CIA drama The Report, and more.
The chief of Amazon Studios has opened up in a pair of new interviews which paint a larger picture of the company’s approach to its film slate since Salke took over that position last year. Read on to learn what to expect, including the type of movies Nicole Kidman wants to make under her production deal there and Salke’s proclamation that Amazon can handle “at least” twenty direct-to-Prime films per year in addition to their theatrical releases. Read More »
Things are changing at Amazon Studios. Roy Price, the former head of the company’s media division, resigned from the company after sexual harassment allegations against him came to light, and NBC executive Jennifer Salke stepped into his position to take over. Salke knows the value of the young adult crowd, and her first batch of pilots at Amazon Studios is aimed squarely at them. Below, you can learn about three shows that recently earned a green light: Panic, College, and The Wilds. Read More »
It’s a cutthroat world in Hollywood right now, with movie studios, TV networks, and streaming services all vying for top tier talent as entertainment becomes more and more niche. That bubble is going to burst one day, but until then, A-listers are getting scooped up left and right to produce content across a bunch of different platforms.
Amazon Studios is the latest player to secure another high-profile provider. Oscar winner Nicole Kidman has signed a first-look production deal with the company. Read More »