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Amazon Studios inks first look deal with Jordan Peele’s Monkeypaw Productions

Amazon Studios has inked a first look television deal with Oscar and Emmy Award-winning content creator Jordan Peele (Get Out) and his production company Monkeypaw Productions. Amazon Studios will work with ...
June 5, 2018

Amazon Studios has inked a first look television deal with Oscar and Emmy Award-winning content creator Jordan Peele (Get Out) and his production company Monkeypaw Productions.

Amazon Studios will work with Monkeypaw Productions to create television content of various genres for Amazon Prime Video.

The companies are currently teaming on The Hunt, the recently greenlit Nazi-hunting dramatic series as well as the upcoming docuseries Lorena, a four-part docuseries regarding the 1993 trial of Lorena Bobbitt and events leading up to it.

Founded by Peele in 2012, Monkeypaw Productions creates projects across film, television and digital platforms. They include the 2018 Oscar-winning thriller Get Out and the television comedy series Key & Peele.

“I couldn’t be more excited about this new relationship with Amazon,” said Peele, in a statement. “They’ve been a fantastic partner to Monkeypaw over the last year because they’re committed to the same kind of fun and culturally-relevant television we are.”

 

Photo courtesy of Peabody Awards (Keegan-Michael Key / Jordan Peele) [CC BY 2.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

About The Author
Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.

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