Peabody Awards honor Hasan Minhaj, Issa Rae, John Oliver, SNL, Mrs. Maisel
Congrats to Hasan Minhaj, Issa Rae, John Oliver, and the staffs at SNL and The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, for you’re all now Peabody Award winners! Five of this year’s nine recipients came from the comedy world (six if you count Bob Odenkirk’s Better Call Saul!) The Peabody Awards will... [Read More]
Amazon Studios has stopped accepting your TV and movie pitches
If you’re reading this, you’re already too late to submit your script or concept idea to Amazon Studios. Amazon decided to put a stop to its open submission process as of Friday. You used to be able to send scripts and pitches to Amazon Studios for potential development into feature-leng... [Read More]
Abbi Jacobson and Will Graham Developing ‘A League of Their Own’ Comedy Series at Amazon
Broad City’s Abbi Jacobson and Mozart in the Jungle writer/executive producer Will Graham are teaming up to develop a series based on 1992’s A League of Their Own. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the two are co-writing and executive producing a half-hour A League of Their Own comedy... [Read More]
Amazon Orders ‘Undone’ Animated Series from Raphael Bob-Waksberg and Kate Purdy
Amazon has ordered its first-ever animated series. According to The Wrap, the streaming network has given a series order to a half-hour animated dramedy titled Undone, which is co-created by BoJack Horseman creator Raphael Bob-Waksberg and writer/producer Kate Purdy. The series centers on ... [Read More]
Emily V. Gordon to Write Amazon Feature ‘The Nest’ Produced by Jill Soloway
Fresh off her Oscar nomination for co-writing The Big Sick, Emily V. Gordon has landed another movie gig. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Gordon has signed on to write a movie for Amazon called The Nest. The film is based on Cynthia D’Aprix Sweeney’s 2016 novel of the same name... [Read More]
Amazon renews The Tick, but cancels One Mississippi, I Love Dick and Jean-Claude Van Johnson
Amazon, in the wake of ousting its programming chief for sexual harassment and more, is moving forward without some of its better-loved female-fronted programming. Say what? I know. And yet. Amazon has renewed The Tick, while cancelling Tig Notaro’s One Mississippi after two seasons, and I Lov... [Read More]
Amazon renews The Tick, but cancels One Mississippi, I Love Dick and Jean-Claude Van Johnson
Amazon, in the wake of ousting its programming chief for sexual harassment and more, is moving forward without some of its better-loved female-fronted programming. Say what? I know. And yet. Amazon has renewed The Tick, while cancelling Tig Notaro’s One Mississippi after two seasons, and I Lov... [Read More]
Amazon renews The Tick, but cancels One Mississippi, I Love Dick and Jean-Claude Van Johnson
Amazon, in the wake of ousting its programming chief for sexual harassment and more, is moving forward without some of its better-loved female-fronted programming. Say what? I know. And yet. Amazon has renewed The Tick, while cancelling Tig Notaro’s One Mississippi after two seasons, and I Lov... [Read More]
Amazon Cancels ‘One Mississippi,’ ‘I Love Dick,’ and ‘Jean-Claude Van Johnson’
It’s a bad week for Amazon comedy series. According to Deadline, the streaming network has canceled Tig Notaro’s One Mississippi, Jill Soloway’s I Love Dick, and the Jean-Claude Van Damme-starring Jean-Claude Van Johnson. One Mississippi wrapped up its second season back in Septemb... [Read More]
Tig Notaro relieved to have Louis CK relieved of his executive producer duties on One Mississippi
It’s no secret that Louis CK helped Tig Notaro break through into the mainstream by putting out her “Live” CD on his website, then by helping her sell her TV series One Mississippi to Amazon. But when Notaro learned about CK’s secret, about how he had abused other women in co... [Read More]