Amazon Studios Teaming With Sterling K. Brown, ‘John Wick’ Creator Derek Kolstad on ‘Coyote Blue’ (EXCLUSIVE)

Amazon Studios Teaming With Sterling K Brown ‘John Wick Creator

In a competitive situation, Amazon Studios has landed the rights to the pitch “Coyote Blue.” The action film will be written by Derek Kolstad, the screenwriter behind “John Wick” and “Nobody,” with “This Is Us” Emmy winner Sterling K. Brown attached to star. Hanelle M. Culpepper (“Star Trek: Picard”) will make her feature directorial debut. … Read more

Amazon Studios Sets First Argentine Original Film: Ricardo Darin Starrer ‘Argentina, 1985,’ from Santiago Mitre (EXCLUSIVE)

Amazon Studios Sets First Argentine Original Film Ricardo Darin Starrer

Amazon Studios, La Unión de los Ríos, Kenya Films and Infinity Hill have teamed to produce Argentina’s first Amazon Original film, Santiago Mitre’s “Argentina, 1985,” which looks set to become a banner Argentine big fest title and release in 2022. Headlining arguably the foremost Argentine stars of their generations – Ricardo Darín (“The Secret in … Read more

Lucia Puenzo, Gaumont Strike Multi-Project Development Pact (EXCLUSIVE)

Lucia Puenzo Gaumont Strike Multi Project Development Pact EXCLUSIVE

Argentina’s preeminent writer-director Lucia Puenzo, who has proven her showrunner chops with “La Jauria” for Amazon Prime and eco-thriller series “Cromo,” has partnered with Gaumont, the producers of Netflix mega-hit “Narcos,” in a multi-project development deal. Among the projects in the pact is “Futuro Desierto,” a near-future, dystopian thriller that turns on a robotics engineer … Read more

Amazon Studios Presents ‘Voices/Voces’ in Honor of Hispanic Heritage Month (EXCLUSIVE)

Amazon Studios Presents ‘VoicesVoces in Honor of Hispanic Heritage Month

In celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, Amazon Studios presents “Voices/Voces,” a one-day virtual event headlined by John Leguizamo, Rep. Joaquin Castro, Laz Alonso, Gloria Calderón Kellett and comedian Gina Brillon, celebrating the rich culture and heritage of more than 60 million people living in the United States and their contributions to the entertainment industry. The … Read more

New Regency Wins Rights to ‘Hell’s Half-Acre,’ Buzzy Non-Fiction Title on America’s First Serial Killer Family (EXCLUSIVE)

New Regency Wins Rights to ‘Hells Half Acre Buzzy Non Fiction Title

New Regency has won the rights to a buzzy non-fiction title shedding new light on America’s first serial killer family. “Hell’s Half-Acre,” penned by British historian Susan Jonusas, presents new revelations about the Benders, an 1870s Kansas family that achieved notoriety in the annals of U.S. crime history for murdering what is estimated to be … Read more

ZDF Enterprises Acquires ’Sherlock: The Russian Chronicles’ (EXCLUSIVE)

ZDF Enterprises Acquires Sherlock The Russian Chronicles EXCLUSIVE

With over 250 screen adaptations featuring Sherlock Holmes, the fictional detective created by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle is one of the most famous characters to have graced a screen. But few of those adaptations have come from non-English speaking countries. In the new Russian TV series, “Sherlock: The Russian Chronicles,” which transfers Sherlock Holmes to … Read more

Is a Nollywood x Amazon Studios Collaboration Coming Soon? Find Out in BN Exclusive Chat with Ukonwa Kuzi-Orizu Ojo & James Farrell

Is a Nollywood x Amazon Studios Collaboration Coming Soon Find

James C. Farrell, International Head of Local Originals at Amazon Studios, and Drinking In-Orizu Ojo, Chief Marketing Officer for Amazon Prime Video and Amazon Studios, attended Africa International Film Festival #AFRIFF as the keynote speakers for its 10th-anniversary edition. But there’s more to their visit to Nigeria. In this interview with BellaNaija’s Damilola Olatunji, James … Read more

Italy’s Leone Group, Rai Cinema Board Lionsgate’s ‘Soldado’ (EXCLUSIVE)

Italys Leone Group Rai Cinema Board Lionsgates ‘Soldado EXCLUSIVE

ROME — Italy’s Leone Film Group and Rai Cinema are linking up with Lionsgate on Mexico-set thriller “Soldado,” a follow-up of sorts to Denis Villeneuve’s “Sicario,” to be directed by Italian helmer Stefano Sollima with Benicio Del Toro and Josh Brolin attached to star. Under the agreement Leone and Rai Cinema will jointly handle theatrical distribution … Read more

Walter Presents Snags ZDF Enterprises Drama Series Package for Australia (EXCLUSIVE)

Walter Presents Snags ZDF Enterprises Drama Series Package for Australia

Renewing a frequent relationship between one of Europe’s highest-profile distributor-curators of foreign language drama series and one of their biggest suppliers, VOD service Walter Presents has swooped on a six-title drama series package from Germany’s ZDF Enterprises. Deal plays off a just-announced exclusive strategic alliance between Walter Presents and Australia’s Stan, owned by Nine Digital, … Read more

Exclusive Interview – Composer Timothy Stuart Jones on Saban Films’ Hide and Seek and NBC’s Chuck

Exclusive Interview Composer Timothy Stuart Jones on Saban Films

Saban Films’ psychological horror/thriller Hide and Seek is now available in select theaters and VOD/digital platforms. Based on the 2013 Korean film by writer/director Huh Jung, it was scripted and helmed by Joel David Moore (Hatchet) and stars Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Jacinda Barrett, Sue Jean Kim, Mustafa Shakir and Joe Pantoliano. The official synopsis reads: … Read more