Sharon Horgan, Producers of ‘Peaky Blinders’ Get ‘Dirty’ for Amazon

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Sharon Horgan Developing Amazon Drama ‘Dirty’ With ‘Peaky Blinders’ Producer Caryn Mandabach & Danny Brocklehurst

Sharon Horgan is teaming with Peaky Blinders producer Caryn Mandabach Productions on a morally complex drama for Amazon.
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‘South Park: Amazon Moves to Town And They’re Not Too Happy About It in Latest Episode (Video)

“South Park” is going after Amazon in this week’s episode, titled “Unfulfilled.”

In the episode, the citizens of South Park are enjoying all the perks of being a company town when an Amazon Fulfillment Center moves in. Everything is just swell until the contradictions inherent in capitalism threaten to bring down the entire system.

And according to a brief video clip, which you can watch above, this includes the Scotch family getting their Amazon Prime membership downgraded… to Amazon USDA Choice (get it?).

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The episode is likely to poke fun at the consternation over the online retail giant’s two satellite headquarters that it will build in New York and Virginia.

In November, Amazon said it will split its new second headquarters between New York’s Long Island City neighborhood and in Arlington, Virginia, capping a yearlong process that had cities courting the e-commerce giant.

The company will invest $5 billion between the two locations and is looking to hire 25,000 employees to fill the new offices, Amazon announced. The company will start hiring in 2019. The East Coast had been pegged a favorite landing spot for “HQ2,” with the offices giving Amazon both a major presence in the media capital of the world and putting it close to the nation’s capital.

Amazon is receiving healthy tax breaks for the split HQ2, which have caused an outcry in some corners.

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‘Aquaman’: Amazon Adds 100 Additional Venues for Early Screening

If you’re itching to see Warner Bros.’ “Aquaman” but its Dec. 21 nationwide release seems like an eternity away, Amazon has great news for you.

Due to popular demand, Amazon has added over 100 additional venues for Prime members to experience its upcoming exclusive early showing of “Aquaman” on Dec. 15, a week before the movie’s wide release.

Prime members can purchase up to 10 tickets through Atom Tickets for the showing at more than 1,120 Regal, AMC, ArcLight Cinemas and National Amusements theaters.

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“Aquaman is the superhero for everyone: he has unique, aquatic superpowers, but he’s also a surface dweller just like us — if we were all as cool as Jason Momoa, that is!” director James Wan said in a statement to TheWrap. “Bringing this epic origin story and the wondrous underwater world to the screen has been an amazing experience for the whole cast and crew, and I’m so excited for Prime members to be our first audience for ‘Aquaman.’”

Vice President of Amazon Prime Cem Sibay added, “Prime offers the best of shopping and entertainment and these early showings of ‘Aquaman’ are yet another pleasant surprise for members, and one that I’m personally also looking forward to. We love delivering smiles whether it’s through an incredible deal during the holidays or inviting members on a journey to Atlantis with us in this action-packed adventure before anyone else.”

“James Wan has created an epic adventure for the big screen,” said Blair Rich, president of worldwide marketing for Warner Bros. Pictures Group and Warner Bros. Home Entertainment. “Coming together with Amazon to reach their footprint of Prime members in the U.S. is the ideal way for us to bring ‘Aquaman’ to moviegoers and their families as they kick off their holidays.”

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Green Bay Packers QB Aaron Rodgers Teams With Anthony Hemingway & Amazon For College Football Drama

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Viola Davis to Star in Amazon Studios’ ‘The Fighting Shirley Chisholm’

Viola Davis has found her next starring role as an iconic historical figure. Davis will star in and produce “The Fighting Shirley Chisholm” as the first African American woman elected to the U.S. Congress in the House of Representatives.

The project is set up at Amazon Studios, and the news comes one day after Davis and her JuVee Productions along with Julius Tennon announced a first look deal with Amazon to produce film content.

Stephanie Allain and Mel Jones under Homegrown Pictures will produce along with Davis and Tennon under the JuVee Productions banner. Maggie Betts (“Novitiate”) will direct the film from a screenplay written by Adam Countee (“Silicon Valley,” “Community,” “Mindy Project”) about the true story of political figure Shirley Chisholm.

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U.S. Representative Shirley Chisholm was both the first woman and the first person of color to seek a major American political party’s nomination for President. The trailblazing congresswoman’s bid drew ridicule and bigoted backlash, but she wasn’t one to back down. Countee had long been interested in telling the story and his research led him to write the feature script on spec.

Davis currently stars in Steve McQueen’s “Widows,” and she can also be seen in Amazon Studio’s “Troupe Zero,” alongside Allison Janney and Jim Gaffigan.

Davis is repped by CAA, Lasher Group and Lichter, Grossman, Nichols, Adler & Feldman Inc. Homegrown Pictures is repped by UTA, Artists First and Jackoway Austen Tyerman Wertheimer Mandelbaum Morris Bernstein Trattner & Klein. Countee is repped by UTA and 3Arts.

Deadline was first to report.

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