The “Manchester by the Sea” Filmmaker will have an Exclusive
Directing and Writing Deal with the Studio
SEATTLE--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Mar. 7, 2018--
(NASDAQ: AMZN)—Amazon Studios has closed an exclusive first-look deal
with Oscar-winning filmmaker Kenneth
Lonergan. The two-year deal for directing and writing will cover
both film and television projects.
Lonergan and Amazon Studios worked together last year on the critically
by the Sea, which won Lonergan an Academy Award for Best
Original Screenplay and a nomination for Best Director. Manchester by
the Sea is available now for streaming and download on Prime Video.
“I’m thrilled to renew my connection to Amazon Studios. They’ve done
amazing work wherever they’ve turned their attention, they did a perfect
job with Manchester by the Sea, and it’s a pleasure to be
in business with them again,” said Lonergan.
“Kenny is one of the finest directors and storytellers of our time,”
said Jason Ropell, VP of Worldwide Motion Pictures, Amazon Studios.
“Following our successful and memorable partnership on Manchester
by the Sea, we are excited to further our relationship and continue
supporting his visionary work.”
Lonergan’s upcoming projects include Howards End, a four-part
limited series starring Hayley Atwell, and the play “Lobby Hero”
starring Chris Evans, Michael Cera, Bel Powley & Brian Tyree Henry, set
to premiere on Broadway in March at the Helen Hayes Theater as a Second
Lonergan is represented by WME and Schreck Rose Dapello Adams Berlin &
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by the Sea (Best Screenplay, Kenneth
Lonergan and Best Actor, Casey
Affleck) and The
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Upcoming films in 2018 include Nash
Edgerton’s Gringo, Lynne
Were Never Really Here, Lauren
Wealth and Gus
Van Sant’s Don’t
Worry, He Won’t Get Far on Foot.
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