Picrow-produced musical comedy A History of Radness is among the six new kids pilots announced by Amazon Studios. The pilot, set to premiere this summer, guest stars Henry Rollins, features original music by Hutch Harris of The Thermals, an original score from Smashing Pumpkins’ James Iha, and narration by Best Coast’s Bethany Cosentino and Dan Reynolds of Imagine Dragons.
Best Comedy Series
Best Actor in a Comedy Series – Jeffrey Tambor
Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series – Judith Light
Dogwoof, the UK’s leading documentary film distributor and sales agent, will handle international sales for Marc Silver’s award-winning documentary “3 ½ Minutes.” It will also distribute across all platforms in the UK and is planning a theatrical release for late 2015.
The film debuted at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival where it received the U.S. Documentary Special Jury Award for Social Impact. Domestically the doc will air on HBO following its U.S. theatrical release. “3 ½ Minutes” documents the shooting of black teenager Jordan Davis and the subsequent trial of his killer Michael Dunn.
New episodes of the Picrow-produced series “Gortimer Gibbon’s Life on Normal Street” debut on Amazon Instant Video. Gortimer (Sloane Morgan Siegel) and his friends Mel (Ashley Boettcher) and Ranger (Drew Justice) continue their adventures and solve new mysteries in this popular show from first-time writer/preschool teacher David Anaxagoras.
This Amazon Studios series has been well received by critics and fans alike, becoming one of the most streamed kids shows on the channel and receiving a second season order.
Director of Photography Eduardo Enrique Mayén has been nominated for a 2015 Emmy Award for his work on the show.
Marc Silver took home the 2015 Social Impact Media Award (SIMA) ‘Best Feature Documentary’ for his film “Who is Dayani Cristal?” In 2013, the Sundance Film Festival recognized his work on this film, along with Gael Garcia Bernal (“Mozart In the Jungle”), when they received the Cinematography Award and a nomination for the Grand Jury Prize.
The Young Artist Foundation recognized three young stars from the Picrow-produced Amazon Studios’ hit series “Transparent” and “Gortimer Gibbon’s Life on Normal Street.” Emily Robinson received the award Best Performance in a TV Series (Recurring Young Actress 14-16) for her role as teenage Ali in “Transparent” and Gortimer Gibbon’s star Sloane Morgan Siegel picked up the award Best Performance in a TV Series (Leading Young Actor – 13 and Under). The foundation also recognized Kiersey Clemons who was nominated for her role as Bianca in “Transparent.”
Jill Soloway received the DGA’s award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in a comedy series for Transparent. As a new member of the Directors Guild, she called it “a great welcome gift.” Amazon Studios and Jill Soloway’s team have had a successful awards season for this hit show. Awards include two Golden Globes (Best Actor, Best TV Series), which marks an Amazon first, and Satellite Awards including Television Series (Comedy/Musical) and Actor in a Series (Comedy/Musical) for Jeffrey Tambor. Recognition also came from the Writers Guild with nominations in the categories TV Comedy Series, New Series and Episodic Comedy for the episode “The Wilderness.”