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NBC’s Jennifer Salke replaces Roy Price at Amazon Studios

NBC Entertainment president Jennifer Salke is set to become Amazon Studio’s head of content, replacing Roy Price who departed in October. Price departed the company amid sexual harassment claims late last year, which preceeded the departures of Amazon Studios department heads such as Joe Lewis and Conrad Riggs. In the interim, Amazon Studios COO Albert Cheng […]

Joe Lewis departs in ongoing Amazon sweep

Joe Lewis, head of half hour and drama series development at Amazon, is the latest executive to depart from the company after the resignation of Roy Price over sexual harassment claims. Lewis has resigned from the company but has given no reason for his departure, according to Reuters. He joins Morgan Wandell, Amazon’s head of […]

Roy Price resigns from Amazon Studios

Roy Price has resigned from Amazon Studios after an allegation of sexual harassment. Price had already been placed on indefinite leave but had made no statement after he was accused of propositioning The Man in the High Castle (TMITHC) producer Isa Hackett. Price, Amazon Studios’s head of video content, was also accused of ignoring warnings […]

Amazon Studios chief Price suspended on sexual harassment allegations

Amazon Studios has suspended its head, Roy Price, after allegations he sexually harassed a producer and ignored a complaint over about Harvey Weinstein. The Man in the High Castle producer – and daughter of lat sci-fi writer Philip K. Dick – Isa Hackett went on record in The Hollywood Reporter claiming he propositioned her in […]

Amazon commissions ‘Indian Band of Brothers’

Bollywood director Kabir Khan is to direct The Forgotten Army (working title), a war epic drama for Amazon Prime Video India. Amazon Studios content chief Roy Price flew into India to announce the show with Khan, who is behind blockbuster Bollywood films such as Ek Tha Tiger and Kabul Express. The Forgotten Army marks the […]

Amazon: ‘multi-local’ originals key to driving subscriptions

Amazon Prime Video will increasingly focus on original international content with market-specific appeal to drive up subscriptions and sustain its base globally, according to Roy Price. In a keynote interview at MIPTV in Cannes yesterday, Amazon Prime Video’s head of global content said “there are no global customers so you have to provide a ‘multi-local’ […]

Amazon to hire London-based original content boss

Amazon is hiring a London-based head of original content to respond to its growing interest in video entertainment commissioned outside of the US. Speaking at the Edinburgh International Television Festival yesterday, Amazon Studios director Roy Price said that Amazon planned to “double down” and “grow a team in London”. The new head of original content […]

Amazon to rival Netflix with original movies

Amazon Studios is to begin to produce and acquire original movies for early window distribution on Amazon Prime Instant Video. The move comes soon after Netflix promised to shake up the “antiquated” movie distribution model by producing and debuting its own films. Amazon Studios has now followed suit. To this end, the production arm of e-commerce giant […]

Amazon launches third pilot season

Amazon has launched five new pilots and is asking its Prime Instant Video subs in the US and UK to vote and comment on the quintet of new shows. Amazon will solicit the thoughts of customers ahead of selecting which shows will be taken to series. Votes and comments are elements in the selection process, […]

Second pilots round ‘up 100%’ for Amazon

Amazon Instant Video has revealed figures showing its second original pilots season has outscored the first in streamed views by 100%. The US SVOD service launched 10 pilots last week and initial feedback showed 85% of reviews were four or five stars and that the average number of streams had increased 100% for primetime pilots […]