Amazon Studios

Amazon's $1bn bet on Lord of the Rings shows scale of its TV ambition

Web giant has had a few minor triumphs, but remains behind rivals such as Netflix, with Disney and Apple also making moves<p>For a business so keen to emulate Hollywood, Amazon is putting in a matchless performance: it is embroiled in sexual harassment scandals and struggling to engage with …

Jeffrey Tambor

'The Big Sick' arrives on Amazon Prime

The critically acclaimed film starring Kumail Nanjiani comes to Amazon's streaming video service.<p>Welcome back to your guide to finding out what's new online. Every week, we put together a podcast that lets you know what's been added to services like Netflix, Hulu and Amazon Prime. The audio is …

Amazon

All the shows killed by Hollywood in the wake of its sexual-harassment crisis

The patriarch is toppling in Hollywood in 2017.<p>Men like Harvey Weinstein, Kevin Spacey, and Louis C.K. who allegedly used their power to harass and abuse women and men are being exposed. And studios and distributors that want to be on the right side of history are distancing themselves from …

TV

8 women accuse television host Charlie Rose of sexual harassment

At least eight women said they were sexually harassed by Charlie Rose while employed by or trying to secure a job at the longtime television host’s …

Feminism

Jeffrey Tambor quits Transparent following allegations of sexual harassment

Another departure from Amazon Studios<p>Just weeks after Amazon launched an investigation into allegations of sexual harassment against the star of its Emmy-winning show <i>Transparent</i>, Jeffrey Tambor has told <i>Deadline</i> that he is not returning next season.<p>In a statement to the publication, Tambor said that …

Jeffrey Tambor

How Amazon could create a nightmare future for filmmaking

The basic pieces exist already<p>Earlier this week, Amazon Studios revealed it was planning a prequel series to <i>Lord of the Rings,</i> a timid choice that passed over fresh fantasy literature in favor of a well-established and ever-expanding franchise. My colleague Andrew Liptak put forward an excellent …

Creative Commons

The price of being a predator

The public allegations against Harvey Weinstein, which first came to light over a month ago in the New York Times, started a domino effect of …

James Toback

How Wales came close to staging the new Lord of the Rings TV series - until the world's richest man stepped in

Wales' connections to the works of JRR Tolkien run deep.<p>Sindarin, the language of the Elves in his Lord of the Rings epic, was inspired by Welsh.<p>And …

News (Wales)

'The Big Sick': How do you tell your personal story and make it feel like everyone's story?

I was a therapist before I started writing professionally. When you sit down with a client, that person will have a different worldview than you, completely different values and a unique set of struggles. It’s the therapist’s job to connect with the client, to help him or her feel seen. When my …

The Big Sick

Search

Samantha Bee has been, and always will be, the breath of fresh and funny air we need during our low points. And <i>wow</i> are we in the midst of a low …

Ed Westwick

Vimeo adds support for HDR videos for all users, a year after YouTube added the same feature

1:35 PM ET, November 16, 2017<p><b>Sources: Time Inc. in talks again to sell to Meredith Corporation, in a deal backed by an equity injection of $500M from</b> …

Koch Brothers

Amazon Studios acquires screenplay about tech billionaires

Amazon's movie studio has acquired the rights to former New York Times columnist Nick Bilton's "The Bunker," an original screenplay about tech …

Coen Brothers

Wonder Wheel: Kate Winslet, Woody Allen attend special screening in New York

1/4<p>Kate Winslet wore all black to the special screening which was hosted by Amazon Studios. Image from AP/Evan Agostini<p>2/4<p>Woody Allen attends a …

Kate Winslet

Amazon To Spend $1 Billion On The Lord Of The Rings TV Series

Amazon’s quest to resurrect <b>The Lord of the Rings</b> will begin with a multi-season TV series.Rooted in Middle-earth, the pitch itself is said to be …

J.R.R. Tolkien

Movie review: “Human Flow” looks straight at the global refugee crisis and doesn’t blink

<b>Three stars. Rated PG-13. 145 minutes.</b>The Chinese contemporary visual artist Ai Weiwei — whose portraits of political dissidents, formed from Lego …

Ai Weiwei

Sarah Paulson Joins ‘The Goldfinch’ Adaptation at Warner Bros. (EXCLUSIVE)

With “American Horror Story” wrapping up another season, Sarah Paulson is looking to build on a busy schedule, as she is in negotiations to join …

Hollywood

Is The Lord of the Rings TV Show Connected To The Movies?

Amazon Studios recently revealed plans to make a <b>Lord of the Rings</b> prequel TV series – not a straight-up remake. So, will the TV show take place …

New Zealand

‘Red Oaks’ Star Craig Roberts Joins Fox Searchlight’s J.R.R. Tolkien Biopic (EXCLUSIVE)

Rising star Craig Roberts has been cast in Fox Searchlight and Chernin Entertainment’s biopic “Tolkien.” Roberts made his breakthrough as the …

Hollywood

Twitter says users can now have verified status revoked, unveils new guidelines for verified accounts as it works on authentication and verification program

6:10 PM ET, November 15, 2017<p><b>More than a dozen current and former employees at Vice say the company has a culture of sexual harassment that</b> …

Koch Brothers

Amazon to Produce New ‘Lord of the Rings’ Series | Investopedia

E-commerce and cloud computing giant Amazon.com Inc.’s (AMZN) Amazon Studios thinks it’s found its very own “Game of Thrones” with a new “The Lord of …

The Lord of the Rings

‘The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel’ Premiere Marks New Era for Amazon Studios

Amazon Studios has been through much-publicized upheaval during the past few weeks with the ouster of president Roy Price and two other top …

Hollywood

Netflix Gets Early Christmas Gifts From Disney And Amazon

Contrary to popular belief, Disney's streaming effort will actually help Netflix, as it will deal a major blow to the cable bundle.<p>Amazon, which is …

Business

Amazon Looks To Mount Ad-Supported Version Of Prime Streaming Service | Deadline

After getting a taste of ad-supported television with this fall’s live streams of <i>Thursday Night Football</i>, complete with ad breaks, Amazon is …

Entertainment Industry

On Bad Men and Unseen Art

This September, Jerry Seinfeld appeared on Stephen Colbert’s <i>The</i> <i>Late Show</i> and did something unusual: He changed his mind. In a conversation about …

TV

Lord of the Rings Series Gets Multi-Season Deal at Amazon

A TV series based on J.R.R. Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings novels is officially moving forward at Amazon.<p>According to Variety, Amazon has given the …

J.R.R. Tolkien

‘Lord of the Rings’ TV Series Adaptation Lands Multi-Season Commitment at Amazon

Plus: Streaming service gets rights for a spinoff<p>Jeff Bezos just found his Precious: Amazon is adapting “The Lord of the Rings” into a TV show with a multi-season commitment, the Prime Video streaming service said on Monday.<p>The original series will be produced by Amazon Studios in cooperation with …

Netflix

Searchlight’s ‘Three Billboards’ Signals Robust Bow; ‘Lady Bird’ Soars | Deadline

Fox Searchlight’s <b>Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri</b> starring Frances McDormand, Woody Harrelson and Sam Rockwell launched very well out the …

Movies

'Sea Oak' Writer on Glenn Close's Zombie-esque Amazon Role

"They honored the spirit of the original work," creator George Saunders said of the process behind the Amazon Studios adaptation.<p>If Amazon viewers …

Hollywood

Ranking The Best Shows On Amazon You Can Stream Right Now

Amazon really wants to be a part of your life. The more you stream, the more potential there is for you to click over to buy something on their service. More recently there’s also <i>that Alexa thing</i> that everyone seems to kind of want but isn’t sure whether to trust yet. Regardless, Amazon is …

TV

Amazon Hopes Their 'Lord Of The Rings' TV Series Will Be The Next 'Game Of Thrones' (Ha, Good Luck With That)

As very active members of the <b>Game of Thrones</b> fandom, we get just a little bit testy coming across headlines like, "Amazon Might Make <i>Lord Of The Rings</i> …

Game of Thrones