Amazon orders a full season of Untitled Woody Allen Project,
which will premiere exclusively on Prime Instant Video
Episodes will be written and directed by Allen
SEATTLE--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan. 13, 2015--
(NASDAQ: AMZN)—Amazon Studios today announced it has signed the
critically-acclaimed Director Woody
Allen to write and direct his first television series ever. Untitled
Woody Allen Project, a half-hour series, has received a full
season order and episodes will be written and directed by Allen.
Customers will be able to see the series exclusively on Prime Instant
Video in the US, UK and Germany. Additional details, including casting
information, will be made available in the future.
“Woody Allen is a visionary creator who has made some of the greatest
films of all-time, and it’s an honor to be working with him on his first
television series,” said Roy Price, Vice President of Amazon Studios.
“From Annie Hall to Blue Jasmine, Woody has been at
the creative forefront of American cinema and we couldn’t be more
excited to premiere his first TV series exclusively on Prime Instant
Video next year.”
Woody Allen added, “I don’t know how I got into this. I have no ideas
and I’m not sure where to begin. My guess is that Roy Price will regret
Allen is represented by ICM Partners.
About Amazon Studios
Amazon Studios most recently debuted its dramatic comedy Mozart in
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live-action series for kids 6-11, Gortimer Gibbon’s Life on Normal
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comedy Alpha House. The studio has also launched three additional
children’s series, the Annecy International Animated Film
Festival Award-winning and Annie Award-nominated Tumble
Leaf from Bix Pix Entertainment; Creative Galaxy from Angela
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Clues; and Annedroids, from Emmy nominated Sinking Ship
Amazon Studios has also announced five additional, original series to
debut in 2015 including Michael Connelly’s Bosch; Hand of
God from Marc Forster and Ben Watkins; Red Oaks from Steven
Soderbergh, David Gordon Green, Greg Jacobs and Joe Gangemi; and kids
series Wishenpoof! from Angela Santomero and Out of the Blue
Enterprises; as well as a second season of Transparent.
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and episodic series—one that’s open to great ideas from creators and
audiences around the world. Anyone can upload a script online
and Amazon Studios will read and review all submissions. Those who
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