Amazon Studios Lands Biopic on Bass Reeves, First Black U.S. Deputy Marshal, From ‘The Rider’ Helmer Chloé Zhao

EXCLUSIVE: Amazon Studios will be the studio behind Chloé Zhao’s untitled Bass Reeves biopic, a historical Western about the first black U.S. Deputy Marshal.
Zhao is writing and will direct the pic, which will follow Reeves’ journey as a yo…

Amazon Developing ‘Transhuman’ & ‘East Of West’ Genre Series From Comic Book Writer Jonathan Hickman & Skybound

EXCLUSIVE: Amazon Studios has put in development two hourlong genre drama series, East of West and Transhuman, from Image Comics’ Jonathan Hickman based on his graphic novels. He is teaming on both projects with another comic book writer, The Wal…

Amazon Nabs U.S. Open Tennis Broadcast Rights for U.K., Ireland in Five-Year Deal

Amazon has hoovered up exclusive live-streaming rights to the U.S. Open Tennis Championships for Prime customers in the U.K. and Ireland in a five-year pact — another move forward in the tech giant’s encroachment on TV sports. The United States Tennis Asssn. entered into a deal granting Amazon Prime Video exclusive live telecast rights to […]