Movie and TV execs not often admit the hits they let slip by means of their fingers, however Amazon Studios boss Jen Salke did simply that on Wednesday.
Talking to James Corden in a particular session on the Edinburgh TV Competition, Salke revealed that the “one which received away” was probably the most critically acclaimed dramas during the last yr, however one which ended up on HBO.
“We tried exhausting to get Mare of Easttown however we misplaced it within the negotiation,” she stated. “I did look again on what our course of was going by means of that, as a result of I actually, actually cherished the present and I’m such a fan of Kate [Winslet]’s and I’d be proud to have it on the service.”
Salke used her first look on the competition — which this yr is holding a hybrid bodily/on-line occasion — to debate the “subsequent change” for Amazon Studios, which she stated would closely lean on its characteristic movie output.
“I believe you’re going to see an acceleration of our film output all around the world, not solely these huge authentic motion pictures, however the sorts of movies which might be actually particular, very artist-driven and really impactful for us,” she stated, pointing to Sound of Metallic, One Evening in Miami and Sylvie’s Love as examples.
“So that you’re going to see us lean into an even bigger film technique of varied varieties of content material — and that will probably be world. So keep tuned for worldwide development, which is coming — the groups are constructing, the relationships are rising, the content material is flourishing and extra attention-grabbing and thrilling daily.”