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Celebrated children's author Allan Ahlberg turns down a lifetime achievement award after discovering it is sponsored by Amazon......»»

Category: topSource: bbc.co.ukApr 21st, 2017

Rose McGowan Gets Her Twitter Back, Immediately Calls Out Jeff Bezos: "HW Raped Me"

Rose McGowan is back on Twitter on Thursday (October 12) after being suspended one day prior – and she’s speaking out once again. The 44-year-old actress, who is one of the most vocal celebrities involved in the unraveling of the Harvey Weinstein sexual harassment scandal, called out Amazon founder Jeff Bezos and Amazon Studios in [...] Rose McGowan is back on Twitter on Thursday (October 12) after being suspended one day prior – and she’s speaking out once again. The 44-year-old actress, who is one of the most vocal celebrities involved in the unraveling of the Harvey Weinstein sexual harassment scandal, called out Amazon founder Jeff Bezos and Amazon Studios in a series of fiery tweets. “I told the head of your studio that HW raped me. Over & over I said it. He said it hadn’t been proven. I said I was the proof,” she revealed. “I had already sold a script I wrote to your studio, it was in development. When I heard a Weinstein bailout was in the works. I forcefully begged studio head to do the right thing. I was ignored. Deal was done. Amazon won a dirty Oscar. I called my attorney & said I want to get my script back, but before I could, #2 @amazonstudios called to say my show was dead. I am calling on you to stop funding rapists, alleged pedos and sexual harassers. I love @amazon but there is rot in Hollywood.” “Be the change you want to see in the world. Stand with truth,” she added. See the tweets below. 1) @jeffbezos I told the head of your studio that HW raped me. Over & over I said it. He said it hadn’t been proven. I said I was the proof. — rose mcgowan (@rosemcgowan) October 12, 2017 2) @jeffbezos I had already sold a script I wrote to your studio, it was in development. When I heard a Weinstein bailout was in the works — rose mcgowan (@rosemcgowan) October 12, 2017 3) @Jeffbezos I forcefully begged studio head to do the right thing. I was ignored. Deal was done. Amazon won a dirty Oscar. — rose mcgowan (@rosemcgowan) October 12, 2017 4) @jeffbezos I called my attorney & said I want to get my script back, but before I could, #2 @amazonstudios called to say my show was dead — rose mcgowan (@rosemcgowan) October 12, 2017 5) @jeffbezos Be the change you want to see in the world. Stand with truth. #ROSEARMY #Amazon — rose mcgowan (@rosemcgowan) October 12, 2017.....»»

Category: topSource: justjaredOct 12th, 2017

Rose McGowan Gets Her Twitter Back, Immediately Calls Out Jeff Bezos: ‘HW Raped Me’

Rose McGowan is back on Twitter on Thursday (October 12) after being suspended one day prior – and she’s speaking out once again. The 44-year-old actress, who is one of the most vocal celebrities involved in the unraveling of the Harvey Weinstein sexual harassment scandal, called out Amazon founder Jeff Bezos and Amazon Studios in [...] Rose McGowan is back on Twitter on Thursday (October 12) after being suspended one day prior – and she’s speaking out once again. The 44-year-old actress, who is one of the most vocal celebrities involved in the unraveling of the Harvey Weinstein sexual harassment scandal, called out Amazon founder Jeff Bezos and Amazon Studios in a series of fiery tweets. “I told the head of your studio that HW raped me. Over & over I said it. He said it hadn’t been proven. I said I was the proof,” she revealed. “I had already sold a script I wrote to your studio, it was in development. When I heard a Weinstein bailout was in the works. I forcefully begged studio head to do the right thing. I was ignored. Deal was done. Amazon won a dirty Oscar. I called my attorney & said I want to get my script back, but before I could, #2 @amazonstudios called to say my show was dead. I am calling on you to stop funding rapists, alleged pedos and sexual harassers. I love @amazon but there is rot in Hollywood.” “Be the change you want to see in the world. Stand with truth,” she added. See the tweets below. 1) @jeffbezos I told the head of your studio that HW raped me. Over & over I said it. He said it hadn’t been proven. I said I was the proof. — rose mcgowan (@rosemcgowan) October 12, 2017 2) @jeffbezos I had already sold a script I wrote to your studio, it was in development. When I heard a Weinstein bailout was in the works — rose mcgowan (@rosemcgowan) October 12, 2017 3) @Jeffbezos I forcefully begged studio head to do the right thing. I was ignored. Deal was done. Amazon won a dirty Oscar. — rose mcgowan (@rosemcgowan) October 12, 2017 4) @jeffbezos I called my attorney & said I want to get my script back, but before I could, #2 @amazonstudios called to say my show was dead — rose mcgowan (@rosemcgowan) October 12, 2017 5) @jeffbezos Be the change you want to see in the world. Stand with truth. #ROSEARMY #Amazon — rose mcgowan (@rosemcgowan) October 12, 2017.....»»

Category: topSource: justjaredOct 12th, 2017

Matt Bomer & Lily Collins" "Last Tycoon" Cancelled By Amazon

The F. Scott Fitzgerald period drama The Last Tycoon has been suddenly cancelled by Amazon, THR reports. Amazon now has numerous shows that they’ve cancelled after just one season including, Good Girls Revolt, Mad Dogs, and Z: The Beginning of Everything. Z was actually renewed momentarily before Amazon decided against it in the end. The [...] The F. Scott Fitzgerald period drama The Last Tycoon has been suddenly cancelled by Amazon, THR reports. Amazon now has numerous shows that they’ve cancelled after just one season including, Good Girls Revolt, Mad Dogs, and Z: The Beginning of Everything. Z was actually renewed momentarily before Amazon decided against it in the end. The Last Tycoon starred Matt Bomer, Lily Collins, and Kelsey Grammer. The nine episode series debuted in July, and since Amazon does not release viewership numbers, it’s unclear how many people tuned in. The show received mixed reviews from critics......»»

Category: topSource: justjaredSep 9th, 2017

"The Tick" Reveals Season One: Part Two Poster & Premiere Date!

The first season of The Tick is expanding into 2018! Amazon Studios announced on Friday (October 6) that the second part of the Amazon Prime show’s first season will premiere on February 23, 2018, consisting of six all new episodes. Along with the announcement, Amazon also revealed an exclusive poster to coincide with New York [...] The first season of The Tick is expanding into 2018! Amazon Studios announced on Friday (October 6) that the second part of the Amazon Prime show’s first season will premiere on February 23, 2018, consisting of six all new episodes. Along with the announcement, Amazon also revealed an exclusive poster to coincide with New York Comic Con. The Tick co-stars Peter Serafinowicz, Griffin Newman, Jackie Earle Haley, Valorie Curry and Brendan Hines. The comic book-based web series first debuted on Amazon Video in 2016 before being picked up for a full season. Check out the new poster for The Tick below!.....»»

Category: topSource: justjaredOct 6th, 2017

South Park Takes On White Nationalists — And Ends Up Screwing Up Everyone"s Amazon Echo!

South Park is done tackling Donald Trump, just like they promised. But they are going after the ignorant white nationalists he has emboldened. And Amazon Echo apparently. In the season 21 premiere, a Charlottesville-inspired mob of white supremacists complain about being replaced, only it's not minorities they're shouting about — it's technology. Video: White Supremacist Gets Scared & [...] South Park is done tackling Donald Trump, just like they promised. But they are going after the ignorant white nationalists he has emboldened. And Amazon Echo apparently. In the season 21 premiere, a Charlottesville-inspired mob of white supremacists complain about being replaced, only it's not minorities they're shouting about -- it's technology. Video: White Supremacist Gets Scared & Takes Off His Uniform — Saying He's Just At The March 'For The Fun' The Tiki torch-wielding marchers are upset because automation has made their jobs obsolete. So Randy Marsh convinces townspeople to get rid of their Google Homes and Amazon Echos and give the complainers the jobs that automated systems like Alexa do. Obviously this doesn't help -- after all, they're really protesting because they're racist pieces of shit. That simple, blunt point was something the show made it difficult for many viewers to miss, as the Amazon Echo subplot invaded people's homes. See, throughout the episode, Cartman would ask the Echo for all sorts of things ("Alexa, tell me a joke."), causing thousands of viewers' own Echos to respond -- sometimes in HIGHlariously foul-mouthed ways! Ch-ch-check out some of the hijinks (below)! This @SouthPark episode has set my @amazon Alexa off about 15 times so far. Had to unplug it — Chris (@ChrisMn84) September 14, 2017 South Park messing with Alexa #SouthPark #Alexa pic.twitter.com/4qtJkwQJ6R — Moritz Wittmann (@MoritzWittmann) September 14, 2017 Who else’s Alexa’s keep going off every time Cartman says something on the Alexa during this South Park episode 😂 #SouthPark21 pic.twitter.com/strwnTST23 — Kenny Eaton (@Kenny_623) September 14, 2017 Watching the new @SouthPark episode & my Alexa went off 😂😂😂 #SouthPark21 pic.twitter.com/0ehBuAxVpp — Jessica Plunkett (@Jesserican) September 14, 2017 This episode of South Park drove my Alexa crazy. I never knew my Alexa had such a potty mouth. pic.twitter.com/lWIHySClRd — Tony French (@TonyLFrench) September 14, 2017 This fucking South Park ep has triggered my Alexa like 6 times. I now have "hairy balls" and "smelly tampons" on my Amazon shopping list. — Owen Halpert (@OwenHalpert) September 14, 2017 @SouthPark nailed it tonight. In other news I have an erroneous alarm set for 7am and a set of hairy balls on my shopping list. #alexa — Barto (@scottbarto) September 14, 2017 [Image via Comedy Central.].....»»

Category: gossipSource: perezhiltonSep 14th, 2017

Apple and Amazon are reportedly in the running for James Bond movie rights - The Verge

The VergeApple and Amazon are reportedly in the running for James Bond movie rightsThe VergeApple and Amazon have reportedly joined the bidding war for James Bond distribution rights, and the companies are willing to spend a lot of money. According to a new report from The Hollywood Reporter, Apple and Amazon are open to spending more ...Apple, Amazon Join Race for James Bond Film Rights (Exclusive)Hollywood ReporterApple and Amazon reportedly pursuing James Bond franchise rightsTechCrunchApple and Amazon reportedly pursue James Bond franchise rightsCNETTheStreet.com -Collider.com -Seeking Alpha -International Business Times UKall 27 news articles ».....»»

Category: topSource: googlenewsSep 6th, 2017

"Transparent" Actress Trace Lysette Accuses Jeffrey Tambor of Sexual Harassment, He Responds

Trace Lysette is speaking out to accuse her Transparent co-star Jeffrey Tambor of sexual harassment on the set of the Emmy-winning Amazon series. The actress, who is transgender, says that when she emerged on set in a revealing costume, Tambor said, “My God, Trace. I want to attack you sexually.” Minutes later while the camera [...] Trace Lysette is speaking out to accuse her Transparent co-star Jeffrey Tambor of sexual harassment on the set of the Emmy-winning Amazon series. The actress, who is transgender, says that when she emerged on set in a revealing costume, Tambor said, “My God, Trace. I want to attack you sexually.” Minutes later while the camera was being set up, she says that Tambor, dressed as his character Maura, approached her. “He came in close, put his bare feet on top of mine so I could not move, leaned his body against me, and began quick, discreet thrust back and forth against my body. I felt his penis on my hip through his thin pajamas,” Lysette told THR. Trace says the moment was discreet and anyone who might have saw it happen probably thought he was giving her a hug. Jeffrey has previously been accused of sexual harassment by his personal assistant Van Barnes, whose accusations in a private Facebook post launched an investigation at Amazon into the claims. Click inside to find out how Jeffrey Tambor responded to the new claims… Read Tambor‘s statement about Trace‘s claims below: “For the past four years, I’ve had the huge privilege — and huge responsibility – of playing Maura Pfefferman, a transgender woman, in a show that I know has had an enormous, positive impact on a community that has been too long dismissed and misunderstood,” Tambor said in a statement to Deadline on Thursday (November 16). “Now I find myself accused of behavior that any civilized person would condemn unreservedly.” “I know I haven’t always been the easiest person to work with. I can be volatile and ill-tempered, and too often I express my opinions harshly and without tact. But I have never been a predator – ever. I am deeply sorry if any action of mine was ever misinterpreted by anyone as being sexually aggressive or if I ever offended or hurt anyone. But the fact is, for all my flaws, I am not a predator and the idea that someone might see me in that way is more distressing than I can express,” he added. Trace Lysette’s Full Statement Last week, it was reported in the media that Van Barnes, who previously worked as Jeffrey Tambor’s assistant while shooting Transparent, had privately spoken out on her social media about her own experiences of abuse. Sadly, I must add my voice to the chorus. Jeffrey has acted inappropriately with me too. Jeffrey has made many sexual advances and comments at me, but one time it got physical. One day on set during season 2 Jeffrey, Alexandra Billings and I were all outfitted in pajamas. I was in a flimsy top and matching short shorts. Upon seeing me in my costume, Jeffrey sexualized me with an over the top comment. Alexandra and I laughed it off because it was so absurd and we thought surely it had to be a bad joke. I shook it off. Then later, in between takes, I stood in a corner on the set as the crew reset for a wide shot. My back was against the wall in a corner as Jeffrey approached me. He came in close, put his bare feet on top of mine so I could not move, leaned his body against me, and began quick, discreet thrusts back and forth against my body. I felt his penis on my hip through his thin pajamas and I pushed him off of me. Again, I laughed it off and rolled my eyes. I had a job to do and I had to do it with Jeffrey, the lead of our show. When they called action, I put that moment in the corner into its own corner of my mind. Compartmentalizing has always been part of my survival tool kit, long before I came to Hollywood. It’s shitty to admit out loud — and I don’t say it to justify what I went through — but given the journey and circumstances of my life, I was used to being treated as a sexual object by men — this one just happened to be famous. Despite multiple uncomfortable experiences with Jeffrey, it has been an incredible, career-solidifying honor to bring life to my character Shea on Amazon’s Transparent. Working on the award-winning series as a low-income trans woman with active roots in New York’s ball culture is a rare opportunity most of my sisters are not given. My hope is that Amazon can find the good in this, and use this as an opportunity, a teachable moment to re-center the other trans characters in this show with the family members instead of just pulling it. Let our brilliant writers continue to craft something that is entertaining and creates social change the way they know how. Don’t let the trans community suffer for the actions of one cis male actor. Transparent has been a guiding light in the industry, by employing more trans people in Hollywood than any other production in history, which made it even more difficult to speak out. As trans-women and survivors we have often felt we never had the power or the voice to speak out on our personal and collective pain. I am proud of my work on Transparent and its “trans-affirmative action” mission, as coined by its creator Jill Soloway. And I call on Amazon to make another bold affirmative move to our communities, remove the problem and let the show go on. It’s vital that the show’s creator, showrunner and its studio re-center the narrative of Transparent on the experiences of the other trans characters and family members audiences have grown to love on the series......»»

Category: topSource: justjaredNov 16th, 2017

J.K. Rowling Has Perfect Response to a Twitter Mansplainer

Celebrated author J.K. Rowling supported a fellow female author who was mansplained to on Twitter, and it was quite the classy and perfect response. First-time author Laura Kalbag shared that she was having her very first book published. Then, German typographer Erik Spiekermann replied to her tweet saying, “Actually, you wrote a text. It took [...] Celebrated author J.K. Rowling supported a fellow female author who was mansplained to on Twitter, and it was quite the classy and perfect response. First-time author Laura Kalbag shared that she was having her very first book published. Then, German typographer Erik Spiekermann replied to her tweet saying, “Actually, you wrote a text. It took a few other people & skills to make that into a book.” It appears as if the original tweet has been deleted. Meanwhile, J.K. noticed the tweet when Twitter users started calling Erik out for his choice of words. “Congratulations on writing your first book, Laura,” J.K. tweeted at the first-time author. “Other people edited, copyedited, proofread, printed and bound it. You wrote. Be proud x.” Erik has since apologized for the tweet he sent out. Congratulations on writing your first book, Laura. Other people edited, copyedited, proofread, printed and bound it. You wrote. Be proud x — J.K. Rowling (@jk_rowling) August 19, 2017.....»»

Category: topSource: justjaredAug 21st, 2017

Amazon Studios boss resigns after claims of sexual harassment - BBC News

BBC NewsAmazon Studios boss resigns after claims of sexual harassmentBBC NewsThe head of Amazon's film and television arm, Roy Price, has resigned after being accused of sexually harassing a television producer. Isa Hackett says the Amazon Studios boss repeatedly made unwanted propositions to her during a taxi ride in 2015.After Amazon's Sexual Harassment Scandal, Good Girls Revolt's Cancellation Seems Crueler Than EverSlate Magazine (blog)Roy Price Resigns From Amazon StudiosDeadlineRoy Price resigns from Amazon Studios amid sexual harassment allegationsWashington PostLos Angeles Times -Hollywood Reporter -NPR -The Vergeall 140 news articles ».....»»

Category: topSource: googlenewsOct 18th, 2017

Roy Price resigns as Amazon Studios chief following sexual harassment allegation - Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles TimesRoy Price resigns as Amazon Studios chief following sexual harassment allegationLos Angeles TimesRoy Price resigned as the head of Amazon Studios on Tuesday after an allegation that he had sexually harassed a television producer working on one of his shows. Price's departure, confirmed by an Amazon Studios representative, comes less than a week ...Roy Price Resigns From Amazon StudiosDeadlineAmazon Studios Head Resigns After Sexual Harassment AllegationsRollingStone.comRoy Price Quits Amazon Studios After Sexual Harassment ClaimNew York TimesMashable -The Verge -Washington Post -ABC Newsall 114 news articles ».....»»

Category: topSource: googlenewsOct 17th, 2017

Roy Price Quits Amazon Studios After Sexual Harassment Claim - New York Times

New York TimesRoy Price Quits Amazon Studios After Sexual Harassment ClaimNew York TimesRoy Price, at a screening of “Transparent” in 2014, was in charge of Amazon's efforts to create original movies and television shows. Credit Kevork Djansezian/Reuters. The head of Amazon Studios, Roy Price, resigned on Tuesday, just days after a ...Roy Price Resigns From Amazon StudiosDeadlineAmazon Studios exec Roy Price resigns after sexual harassment claimThe VergeRoy Price resigns from Amazon Studios amid sexual harassment allegationsWashington PostABC News -SFGate -HuffPost -CNNMoneyall 103 news articles ».....»»

Category: feudsSource: tmzOct 17th, 2017

Amazon"s "Transparent" Renewed for Fifth Season!

Amazon’s Transparent will be back for a fifth season! Ahead of the fourth season’s debut on September 22, the show’s execs announced the exciting news. “Over the past few seasons the Pfeffermans have gone across the world, back in time and made many, many trips to the deli,” Amazon Studios’ head of comedy, drama and [...] Amazon’s Transparent will be back for a fifth season! Ahead of the fourth season’s debut on September 22, the show’s execs announced the exciting news. “Over the past few seasons the Pfeffermans have gone across the world, back in time and made many, many trips to the deli,” Amazon Studios’ head of comedy, drama and VR, Joe Lewis, said (via THR). “We’re so excited to see what magic Jill and the incredible team bring to this always groundbreaking series in season five.” Creator Jill Soloway said, “We are extremely grateful to Amazon Studios for their continued trust and support and to our audience for their warm embrace of the Pfeffermans. We look forward to another season of comedy and drama, love and weirdness, God and sex – in the service of community and in pursuit of peace, joy, freedom and human rights for all.”.....»»

Category: topSource: justjaredAug 24th, 2017

Jeffrey Tambor Accused Of Sexual Harassment By Transparent Costar Trace Lysette — And Here"s His Response

Jeffrey Tambor isn't going to be able to brush off this claim. As you surely saw, earlier this month, the Transparent actor became the subject of an internal investigation at Amazon after his former assistant, Van Barnes, accused the industry vet of sexual harassment. At the time, Tambor downplayed the controversy by calling the accusations "baseless" [...] Jeffrey Tambor isn't going to be able to brush off this claim. As you surely saw, earlier this month, the Transparent actor became the subject of an internal investigation at Amazon after his former assistant, Van Barnes, accused the industry vet of sexual harassment. At the time, Tambor downplayed the controversy by calling the accusations "baseless" and labeled Barnes as a "disgruntled" ex-employee. Related: JHud's Ex Claps Back Following Protective Order Announcement Well, it seems Van isn't the only one who has had an issue with Jeffrey's behavior as one of his Transparent costars has since accused him of misconduct. Actress Trace Lysette, who plays Shea on the Amazon TV series, has come forward with claims that Tambor made lewd and sexually suggestive remarks to her on several occasions. In addition to the unwelcome comments, Trace says Jeffrey once pressed up against her during a break in filming in a "sexually aggressive manner" Specifically, while filming a scene which required Trace to don a salmon-colored lingerie top and matching short-shorts, the celebrated performer remarked: "My God, Trace. I want to attack you sexually." Ugh. Actress Alexandra Billings, who was filming the scene with Trace and Jeffrey, confirms she heard the comment. Per Lysette, both "laughed it off because it was so absurd." The situation only escalated as, only a few minutes later, Tambor approached Trace with seemingly predatory intentions. She recalled: "He came in close, put his bare feet on top of mine so I could not move, leaned his body against me, and began quick, discreet thrust back and forth against my body. I felt his penis on my hip through his thin pajamas." Ew. Ew. EW. Sadly, no one was present to witness this exchange as Billings was not there and the crew was busy focusing on their jobs. Trace explained: "It was discreet. If you were behind Jeffrey you might have thought he was giving me a hug." SMH. Not to mention, Lysette witnessed the harassment Tambor put Barnes through as she previously shared a house with the Hollywood assistant: "She would pick him up in the morning and bring him home at night and everything in between. She would come home wrecked and stressed. I saw him break her down. She for the most part kept it to herself. She was just like, 'Girl, he is a piece of work. If you only knew what I'm going through.' But I knew." Lysette saw warnings signs about Jeffrey's true nature as he'd often kiss her on the lips when she'd try for the cheek or would make an unusual remark about his desires for her. Apparently, after Trace thanked Tambor for arranging a meeting with his manager, he responded: "...and he said, 'Well, yeah Trace. I really believe in you. And you know what? I don't even want to have sex with you.' And then he just looked at me as if he very much indeed wanted to have sex with me. It was an up-and-down look. I rolled my eyes and went to my trailer and thought, 'This man is something else.'" While the 73-year-old acknowledges that he hasn't "always been the easiest person to work with," he defends that he is in no way a "predator." The Arrested Development veteran noted in a statement: "For the past four years, I've had the huge privilege — and huge responsibility – of playing Maura Pfefferman, a transgender woman, in a show that I know has had an enormous, positive impact on a community that has been too long dismissed and misunderstood. Now I find myself accused of behavior that any civilized person would condemn unreservedly... I know I haven't always been the easiest person to work with. I can be volatile and ill-tempered, and too often I express my opinions harshly and without tact. But I have never been a predator – ever." Hmmmm, we're not sure we're buying that. He continued: "I am deeply sorry if any action of mine was ever misinterpreted by anyone as being sexually aggressive or if I ever offended or hurt anyone. But the fact is, for all my flaws, I am not a predator and the idea that someone might see me in that way is more distressing than I can express." Although Lysette has yet to make an official complaint to Amazon, she has advised the company and the show's creator Jill Soloway to "remove the problem and let the show go on." It's said Amazon plans to add this latest accusation to their already existing investigation against Jeffrey. We have a feeling the Emmy winner will be written out of Transparent as some reports state the series was already considering writing out the Maura Pfefferman character. Whoa. As always, be sure to check back for any and all updates about this matter. [Image via Brian To/Dave Bedrosian/Future Image/WENN.].....»»

Category: gossipSource: perezhiltonNov 17th, 2017

Will Amazon's 'Lord of the Rings' Series Be TV's Most Expensive Show of All Time? - Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood ReporterWill Amazon's 'Lord of the Rings' Series Be TV's Most Expensive Show of All Time?Hollywood ReporterThe megadeal is believed to be for five seasons — plus a potential spinoff — with insiders putting the price tag for global rights at around $250 million. Have Amazon and Disney both found their Game of Thrones? Amazon Studios announced Nov. 13 that ...JRR Tolkien's Son Resigns as Director of Tolkien Estate, Ending Decades of Tightly Controlled AdaptationsGizmodo5 Creepy Scenes in the Lord of the Rings FilmsDread CentralUPDATE 1-Amazon to produce 'Lord of the Rings' television seriesBusiness Insidercleveland.com -/FILM -Observer -The Guardian (blog)all 52 news articles ».....»»

Category: topSource: googlenewsNov 15th, 2017

Amazon is turning The Lord of the Rings into a TV show - The Verge

The VergeAmazon is turning The Lord of the Rings into a TV showThe VergeEarlier this month, news broke that Amazon was trying to close a deal to bring J.R.R. Tokien's The Lord of the Rings to life as a television series, and now it looks like it's actually going to happen. Amazon has announced that it has acquired the TV ...Amazon Sets 'The Lord of the Rings' TV Series With Multi-Season CommitmentDeadlineLord of the Rings TV series gets multi-season order at AmazonEW.com (blog)Amazon Is Making a Lord of the Rings Prequel SeriesSlate Magazine (blog)Variety -USA TODAY -Hollywood Reporter -TechCrunchall 30 news articles ».....»»

Category: topSource: googlenewsNov 13th, 2017

"Lord of the Rings" TV Series in the Works at Amazon!

A new television series based on The Lord of the Rings franchise is in the works at Amazon and it already has a multi-season order! The story of the series will take place before the events in The Fellowship of the Ring, the first novel in the book series written by J.R.R. Tolkien. “We are [...] A new television series based on The Lord of the Rings franchise is in the works at Amazon and it already has a multi-season order! The story of the series will take place before the events in The Fellowship of the Ring, the first novel in the book series written by J.R.R. Tolkien. “We are delighted that Amazon, with its longstanding commitment to literature, is the home of the first-ever multi-season television series for The Lord of the Rings,” said Matt Galsor, a representative for the Tolkien Estate and Trust and HarperCollins (via EW). “Sharon and the team at Amazon Studios have exceptional ideas to bring to the screen previously unexplored stories based on J.R.R. Tolkien’s original writings.” Spin-off series are a possibility as well!.....»»

Category: topSource: justjaredNov 13th, 2017

Amazon Studios, IMDb to Move to Historic Culver Studios Site

Amazon’s L.A. entertainment groups are moving into the iconic Culver Studios, a site steeped in Hollywood history. Amazon Studios, IMDb, Amazon Video and Amazon’s worldwide advertising group will occupy more than 280,000 square feet at the site, including the Culver Studios Mansion and Bungalows, in Culver City, Calif. The company currently employs more than 700 […].....»»

Category: topSource: varietyOct 30th, 2017

Roy Price resigns from Amazon Studios amid sexual harassment allegations - Washington Post

Washington PostRoy Price resigns from Amazon Studios amid sexual harassment allegationsWashington PostRoy Price, the head of Amazon Studios, has resigned from his position amid allegations that he sexually harassed a producer of one of the company's most high-profile shows. An Amazon Studios spokesman on Tuesday confirmed Price's resignation.Roy Price Resigns From Amazon StudiosDeadlineAmazon Studios exec Roy Price resigns after sexual harassment claimThe VergeAmazon Studios President Roy Price resigns amid harassment allegationABC NewsSFGate -HuffPost -CNNMoney -TechCrunchall 92 news articles ».....»»

Category: topSource: googlenewsOct 17th, 2017

Amazon Studios exec Roy Price resigns after sexual harassment claim - The Verge

The VergeAmazon Studios exec Roy Price resigns after sexual harassment claimThe VergeDeadline is reporting that Amazon Studios executive Roy Price has resigned, in response to sexual harassment claims leveled online by The Man in the High Castle executive producer Isa Hackett. Contacted by The Verge, an Amazon representative ...Roy Price Resigns From Amazon StudiosDeadlineRoy Price resigns from Amazon Studios amid sexual harassment allegationsWashington PostAmazon Studios head Roy Price resigns amid harassment allegations, company saysCNNMoneyRecode -CNET -Fortune -Los Angeles Timesall 72 news articles ».....»»

Category: break-upsSource: tmzOct 17th, 2017

Roy Price Resigns From Amazon Studios

Roy Price is exiting Amazon Studios, where he served until recently as president. The departure from Amazon follows Price’s suspension Oct. 12 from the tech giant’s entertainment division on the heels of renewed sexual harassment allegations. In Price’s absence, Amazon Studios COO Albert Cheng was named interim president. Price joined Amazon in 2004 as the […].....»»

Category: topSource: varietyOct 17th, 2017