• BBC Boss Tony Hall To Call For Netflix & Amazon To Be “Taxed” & “Regulated” Like Linear Broadcasters
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    BBC Boss Tony Hall To Call For Netflix & Amazon To Be “Taxed” & “Regulated” Like Linear Broadcasters

    BBC boss Tony Hall is to call for global SVOD services such as Netflix and Amazon to be taxed and regulated in the same way as traditional linear broadcasters to avoid the latter competing with "one hand tied behind its back". Director General Hall is to use a keynote speech at the Royal Television Society's London Conference, held on Tuesday, to double down on calls to level the playing field with the digital players. In his speech, dubbed Tomorrow's BBC: Meeting The Chal…

  • John Krasinski Flew Home 'Every Single Weekend' to See His Family While Shooting Jack Ryan
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    John Krasinski Flew Home 'Every Single Weekend' to See His Family While Shooting Jack Ryan

    John Krasinski Flew Home on Weekends During Jack Ryan

  • ‘Suspiria’: Luca Guadagnino On Amazon’s Wild First Horror Pic, Dakota Johnson, That Cinema-con Scene & Sequels
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    ‘Suspiria’: Luca Guadagnino On Amazon’s Wild First Horror Pic, Dakota Johnson, That Cinema-con Scene & Sequels

    Luca Guadagnino’s  Suspiria is a wild ride. “It’s amazing when a studio backs a movie as bold and auteured as Suspiria,”  someone close to the Amazon and K Period Media-backed chiller admits. “It’s like ‘woah’, even as you’re watching it. There's nothing quite like it.” Call Me By Your Name director Guadagnino's $20M re-imagining of Dario Argento's 1977 cult classic stars Dakota Johnson, Tilda Swinton, Mia Goth, Lutz Ebersdorf (perhaps), Jessica Harper (of the original) and…

  • Preacher season 4: Everything you need to know
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    Preacher season 4: Everything you need to know

    Will it be renewed?

  • TV Review: ‘Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan’ Starring John Krasinski
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    TV Review: ‘Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan’ Starring John Krasinski

    A CIA agent made famous by one of America’s best-known spy novelists has been tasked with a very special mission — turning around one of streaming TV’s most massive ships. The new series “Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan” predates the planned pivot by new Amazon Studios head Jennifer Salke, in which the streamer will move from […]

  • Is Amazon A Contender For Landmark Theatres?
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    Is Amazon A Contender For Landmark Theatres?

    EXCLUSIVE:  A report surfaced last night that Amazon is in the running to acquire the Landmark arthouse movie chain. We hear from various sources on good authority that Amazon isn’t in the running nor are they even in the final rounds for Landmark. Landmark, owned by Wagner/Cuban cos., was put up for sale a second time during the owners’ history back in April. For 53 venues and 255 screens across the nation, the going price for Landmark, we understand, is around an…

  • Amazon Releases First Trailer, Date for Matthew Weiner’s ‘The Romanoffs’ (Watch)
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    Amazon Releases First Trailer, Date for Matthew Weiner’s ‘The Romanoffs’ (Watch)

    Introducing “The Romanoffs,” the highly anticipated follow-up to “Mad Men” from creator Matthew Weiner. Weiner created, wrote, directed and executive produced the anthology series, which will debut October 12 on Amazon Prime Video. While the new trailer doesn’t include any footage, it features the names of the dozens of stars who will appear in the series. […]

  • Amazon, Russo Brothers Partner on International Event Series
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    Amazon, Russo Brothers Partner on International Event Series

    Amazon has teamed up with Joe and Anthony Russo and their AGBO Studios on an international event series. Amazon Studios head Jennifer Salke made the announcement at the TCA summer press tour on Saturday. The exact details of the project are being kept under wraps, but it was described as both large-scope and multi-layered.The mothership […]

  • ‘Lord of The Rings': ‘Star Trek 4’ Duo JD Payne and Patrick McKay to Develop Series for Amazon
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    ‘Lord of The Rings': ‘Star Trek 4’ Duo JD Payne and Patrick McKay to Develop Series for Amazon

    Two writers to rule them all: Amazon has tapped “Star Trek 4” duo JD Payne and Patrick McKay to develop the “Lord of the Rings” original series announced last November. “The rich world that J.R.R. Tolkien created is filled with majesty and heart, wisdom and complexity,” Payne and McKay said in a statement. “We are absolutely thrilled to be partnering with Amazon to bring it to life anew.

  • The politics, passions, and people of 'A Very English Scandal'
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    The politics, passions, and people of 'A Very English Scandal'

    A Very English Scandal doesn't just have one victim, it has two - both Norman Scott and Jeremy Thorpe were victims, in a way.

  • Here's every actor who has played Jack Ryan and the movie you've seen them in
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    Here's every actor who has played Jack Ryan and the movie you've seen them in

    The fictional character, created by Tom Clancy, has led 11 books since 1984 and several film adaptation with different actors playing him.

  • 'Utopia' lands series order at Amazon, creator Gillian Flynn inks overall deal at studio
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    'Utopia' lands series order at Amazon, creator Gillian Flynn inks overall deal at studio

    The long-gestating American adaptation of "Utopia" has been ordered to series at Amazon.

  • American Gods s2 has officially started production
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    American Gods s2 has officially started production

    War is coming.

  • Details emerge on Amazon's billion dollar Lord of the Rings series
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    Details emerge on Amazon's billion dollar Lord of the Rings series

    Details are beginning to emerge about Amazon Studios' Lord of the Rings TV series, and it sounds like the scale of the project is mind-boggling.

  • Netflix & Amazon Cook Up Rival Deals For ‘The Great British Bake Off’
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    Netflix & Amazon Cook Up Rival Deals For ‘The Great British Bake Off’

    Netflix and Amazon may not have been able to cook up a deal to snap up The Great British Bake Off last year when it moved from the BBC to Channel 4 but the SVOD services are still fighting over the cake competition. Netflix has secured the first seven seasons of the BBC show, which featured Mary Berry and Mel and Sue, to air in the UK, while Amazon has snapped up a lucrative sponsorship deal for the Channel 4 version of the show. The original version of the Love Production…

  • Amazon snaps up the Lord of the Rings TV series
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    Amazon snaps up the Lord of the Rings TV series

    Amazon has thrown its weight behind plans to being J.R.R. Tolkien's Middle Earth to the small screen.

  • Amazon Orders ‘The Boys’ Superhero Drama Series Based On Comic From Eric Kripke, Evan Goldberg & Seth Rogen
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    Amazon Orders ‘The Boys’ Superhero Drama Series Based On Comic From Eric Kripke, Evan Goldberg & Seth Rogen

    EXCLUSIVE: Amazon has greenlighted superhero drama The Boys to series with an eight-episode order. Based on the comic book by Garth Ennis ( Preacher ) and Darick Robertson, it was created by Supernatural creator and Timeless co-creator Eric Kripke and will be directed by the  Preacher duo of Evan Goldberg and Seth Rogen. The project hails from Sony Pictures TV Studios, which will co-produce with Amazon, and Neal H. Moritz’s studio-based Original Films. The Boys marks the…

  • Lord of the Rings TV series in the works
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    Lord of the Rings TV series in the works

    It looks as though Lord of the Rings is heading back to our screens... as a TV series.

  • Eddie Marsan Slams Jeremy Clarkson Over Amazon Advert
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    Eddie Marsan Slams Jeremy Clarkson Over Amazon Advert

    Eddie Marsan has taken a swipe at Jeremy Clarkson over his snipes at the BBC in his recently-released advert for the Amazon Fire. The Brit star of movies like ‘Vera Drake’ and TV shows like 'Ray Donovan’ and 'Jonathan Strange And Mr Norrell’ took to Twitter to vent his anger over the former 'Top Gear’ host’s behaviour. In response, Marsan tweeted: Imagine if your kid or sibling was attacked by Jeremy Clarkson for not providing hot food then he jokes about his sacking on Amazon prime ad— Eddie Marsan (@eddiemarsan) December 20, 2015 Clarkson, who hosted ‘Top Gear’ for almost a decade, has made a handful of ads for Amazon, after signing a lucrative deal to make a new motoring show for its online streaming service Amazon Prime, with another ad introducing Amazon’s plans to launch a drone-based delivery service. His new motoring show, rumoured to be called 'Gear Knobs’, will launch on Amazon Prime in the New Year.