Magazine article Screen International

Amazon Studios Worldwide Film Chief Jason Ropell Departing (Exclusive)

Magazine article Screen International

Amazon Studios Worldwide Film Chief Jason Ropell Departing (Exclusive)

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Ted Hope and Matt Newman named interim co-heads of film department.

Jason Ropell

Amazon Studios worldwide head of the motion picture group Jason Ropell is departing the company as it shifts direction under the leadership of Jennifer Salke.

Ted Hope and Matt Newman have stepped up to serve as interim co-heads of the film department.

The reason for Ropell’s departure was unclear at time of writing, although he will stay as a consultant for the immediate future. Amazon founder Jeff Bezos has ordered Amazon Studios to enhance its film and TV offering to encompass more broadly commercial fare. …

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