Magazine article Screen International

Amazon Studios Strikes Raft of First-Look Producer Deals

Magazine article Screen International

Amazon Studios Strikes Raft of First-Look Producer Deals

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In a move that further bolsters its commitment to art house cinema, Amazon Studios announced on Tuesday it had struck first-look producer deals with Bona Fide Productions, Killer Films, and Le Grisbi Productions.

Bona Fide, run by Albert Berger and Ron Yerxa, and Killer Films, run by Christine Vachon and Pamela Koffler, will each get an exclusive first-look deal in film and television.

John Lesher's Le Grisbi has partnered on what Amazon called "indie-sized" films for two years.

Amazon Studios teamed up with Killer on Todd Haynes's imminent Cannes competition entry Wonderstruck starring Julianne Moore.

The digital platform is collaborating with Bona Fide on Marc Webb's The Only Living Boy In New York starring JeffBridges, Callum Turner, and Kate Beckinsale. Like Wonderstruck, that film will debut later this year.

"Bona Fide Productions, Killer Films and Le Grisbi Productions each have a long history of making critically acclaimed and award-winning films with accomplished filmmakers," Amazon Studios Roy Price said. …

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