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Netflix Has a Big Night at the SAG Awards

Score some major awards for Netflix, who nabbed three at Sunday night’s Screen Actors Guild awards. The first award of the night went to Orange Is The New Black‘s Uzo Aduba, who took home the Actor for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Comedy Series. She beat out category heavyweights Julie Bowen (Modern Family), Edie Falco (Nurse Jackie), …

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Netflix Inks Deal for Four Duplass Brothers Films

Recently-prolific filmmaking brothers Mark and Jay Duplass have inked a big deal with Netflix. According to Netflix content chief Ted Sarandos, speaking with Deadline, Duplass Brothers Productions have signed a four-film agreement with Netflix. Each film will hit Netflix exclusively after a short time in theaters. “This is just the latest step in our very long relationship with the Duplass …

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Amazon Is Going to Make Movies for Theatrical Release and Quick Debut on Prime

Earlier this month, Amazon picked up its first-ever major award win, taking home a Golden Globe award for its original series Transparent. Is Amazon now shooting for Oscars? The company has announced plans to produce at least a dozen original films a year, starting this year. The movies will be created with theatrical release in mind, but will appear on …

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Here Are 13 New Pilots You Can Watch Now on Amazon

It’s time for another round of new pilots from Amazon Studios. The company has just made available 13 new pilots (seven for adults and six for kids). Here’s what’s now available via Amazon Instant Video: Cocked Created by Sam Baum (Lie to Me) and Sam Shaw (Manhattan – TV series), Cocked stars Sam Trammell (True Blood) as Richard Paxson, a …

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Amazon’s New Pilots Will Debut on January 15

Amazon has just announced that its new season of pilots, which includes 13 new shows, will debut on January 15. The new set of hopefuls was first announced back in November. Here are the seven pilots you’ll be able to stream next week: Cocked Created by Sam Baum (Lie to Me) and Sam Shaw (Manhattan – TV series), Cocked stars …

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Gortimer Gibbon’s Life on Normal Street, Amazon’s New Live-Action Kids Show, Now Available

Amazon’s first live-action kids series aimed at older kids (those aged six to 11) is now available to stream – the first six episodes at least. Gortimer Gibbon’s Life on Normal Street, the project of first-time writer David Anaxogorias, launches today. Anaxagorias is a preschool teacher and submitted his show idea to Amazon Studios through its “open-door pilot submissions process”. …

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Mozart in the Jungle Hits Amazon December 23

Amazon Studios’ new comedy show, Mozart in the Jungle, has just received an official premiere date – December 23. Amazon will release all 10 episodes of the first season at once on Amazon Prime. Mozart in the Jungle was first greenlit alongside Amazon’s Transparent – which has received rave reviews since its premiere in September. Mozart in the Jungle stars …

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Amazon Announces 2015’s First Set of Pilots

Amazon Studios has just announced the seven new shows that will make up its first pilot season of 2015. Set to debut early next year, the set of pilots includes hour-long shows, half-hour shows, and a docu-series. Without further ado, here are your new pilots: Hour-long pilots: Cocked Created by Sam Baum (Lie to Me) and Sam Shaw (Manhattan – …

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Amazon’s New Live-Action Kids Shows Debuts Nov 21

Amazon’s newest live-action kids series, Gortimer Gibbon’s Life on Normal Street, will land on Amazon Prime Instant Video on November 21. The series follows Gortimer, “a kid fiercely loyal to his best friends and family, as he embarks with Ranger and Mel on magical exploits triggered by their thirst for adventure.” According to Amazon Studios, “the upcoming season will bring …

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Alpha House Season 2 Now Available

As promised, Doonesbury creator Gary Trudeau’s comedy Alpha House‘s second season is now available in its entirety The Amazon original series stars John Goodman, Mark Consuelos, Clark Johnson, and Matt Malloy. Alpha House was the first original series from Amazon Studios – premiering last April. “Delivering hilarious insider insights from the master of political satire, the new season of Alpha …

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Amazon Is Ready to Spend Big Bucks on Originals

Amazon is apparently looking to throw the checkbook at promising new shows – and the company is focusing on comedy. That’s the word from Variety, who quotes the ubiquitous sources familiar with the matter. According to the report, Amazon Studios (Amazon’s original content producing wing) is ready to shell out anywhere from $2 million to $4 million for a “larger …

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Amazon’s ‘Hand of God’, ‘Red Oaks’ Get Full Seasons

In late August, Amazon debuted five new pilots for Amazon Prime users’ viewing pleasure: The Cosmopolitans, Really, Hysteria, Hand of God, and Red Oaks. Today, Amazon is announcing that two of those shows have survived the pilot round and have been greenlit for full series productions It’s the latter two – Hand of God and Red Oaks. Hand of God …

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