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[11/14/18 - 01:28 PM]
Amazon Studios Inks Production Deal with Blumhouse Television for a Series of Eight Thematically Connected Films
Amazon Studios and Blumhouse Television are committed to attaching diverse and underrepresented filmmakers to direct and bring these titles to life.

[via press release from Amazon]

AMAZON STUDIOS INKS PRODUCTION DEAL WITH BLUMHOUSE TELEVISION FOR A SERIES OF EIGHT THEMATICALLY CONNECTED FILMS

The Series of Feature Length Programs Will be Direct to Amazon Prime Video, Marking First Such Deal for its Global Audience

All Titles Will be From Diverse Filmmakers

Amazon Studios has closed an exclusive production deal with Jason Blum's indie studio Blumhouse Television for a series of eight elevated thriller/darkly-themed feature length productions that will be released direct-to-service on Amazon Prime Video, which reaches over 200 territories worldwide. Amazon Studios and Blumhouse Television are committed to attaching diverse and underrepresented filmmakers to direct and bring these titles to life.

Jennifer Salke, Head of Amazon Studios, said: "Jason Blum has built an empire based on fear, shock and all things spinetingling. He has redefined the horror genre for fans who are hungry for high concept scares. Whether it's found footage, a socially conscious terror comedy or a pure sinister adrenaline ride, he reinvented and infused the genre with cultural relevancy. We can't wait to see the nightmares he brings direct to service for our Prime Video global audience."

"We are delighted Amazon is entrusting Blumhouse to deliver its signature thrills and chills to its global audience through this deal," said Jason Blum. "This is a great opportunity for Blumhouse Television to empower underrepresented filmmakers offering a fresh take on the dark genres loved by fans the world over," said Blum, founder of the indie television studio.

This marks Amazon Studios' first ever global direct-to-service deal for feature length programs. The deal will allow the studio to broaden and reach new audiences around the world seeking out cutting-edge, elevated genre movies and fresh content on Prime Video. Amazon recently closed exclusive first-look deals with Nicole Kidman's Blossom Films, director Reed Morano, and Oscar winner Jordan Peele.

Amazon Studios continues to produce and distribute theatrical movies. Up next is Pawel Pawlikowski's Cold War, the official Polish entry for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film, which opens exclusively in theaters December 21. Currently in theaters are Luca Guadagnino's?Suspiria starring Tilda Swinton and Dakota Johnson, and Felix van Groeningen's Beautiful Boy starring Steve Carell and Timothée Chalamet.

About Amazon Studios

Amazon Studios brings bold and innovative series and films from top tier and up-and-coming creators to customers in over 200 countries and territories. Original productions range from daring and timely subject matter such as Amy Sherman-Palladino's?award-winning The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel?to the action-packed Tom Clancy's Jack Ryan and the critically hailed Homecoming. In film, Amazon Studios produces and acquires original movies for theatrical release and early window distribution exclusively for Prime members. At the 2017 Academy Awards, Amazon Studios became the first streaming service to win Oscars for?Manchester by the Sea?(Best Screenplay,?Kenneth Lonergan?and Best Actor,?Casey Affleck) and The Salesman?(Best Foreign Film). Recent notable releases include the box office success?The Big Sick, which is one of the top streaming films on Prime. Our 2018 movie slate includes Gus Van Sant's?Don't Worry, He Won't Get Far on Foot,??Felix van Groningen's?Beautiful Boy,?Luca Guadagnino's?Suspiria, and Pawel Pawlikowski's Cold War.

About Blumhouse Television

Blumhouse Television has earned critical acclaim and numerous honors for its dark, edgy fare including Emmy awards for its productions of HBO's "The Normal Heart" and "The Jinx," as well as the prestigious Peabody award for "The Jinx" and the documentary "How to Dance in Ohio." Blumhouse Television launched as an independent studio in 2017 with funding from ITV. Projects since the studio's launch include a limited series for Showtime based on journalist Gabriel Sherman's reporting on former Fox News chief Roger Ailes, starring Russell Crowe, with Tom McCarthy writing and executive producing and "Sharp Objects," the limited series from Marti Noxon and Gillian Flynn for HBO based on Flynn's best-selling novel of the same name, starring Amy Adams and directed by Jean-Marc Valle. The studio also produces "The Purge," the #1 drama on USA Network this year, from writer/director/producer James DeMonaco and based on the popular film franchise; "Sacred Lies," from Raelle Tucker for Facebook Watch, whose first episode has been viewed by almost 10 million people and the holiday themed anthology event series "Into the Dark" for Hulu. Blumhouse continues its true docuseries tradition with projects in production for FX, Sundance and Oxygen. Blumhouse Television is the latest venture from Jason Blum, founder of Blumhouse Productions, which is widely-recognized for its pioneering model of producing high-quality micro-budget films including "The Purge," "Get Out" and "Whiplash."





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