Amazon original series Mozart In the Jungle received two Golden Globe Awards including Best Television Comedy or Musical and Best Actor in a TV Comedy or Musical for Mozart lead Gael García Bernal.
Following his win, Bernal praised Amazon Studios saying, “We get complete creative freedom, and that is such a luxury nowadays. To be able to experiment, to change things, to play around, it’s lovely.”
Unlimited Pictures, sister company of Picrow, adds a new film to its lineup of active projects, as Peter Lang, Claire Best, and Diana Phillips take on executive producer roles for the British indie feature Starfish.
Joanne Froggatt (Downton Abbey) will produce and star in the film alongside Tom Riley (Da Vinci’s Demons). Starfish is based on the true-life story of Tom and Nicola Ray, a young couple who fought to keep their family together when Tom was diagnosed with a rare and life-changing illness.
The film is written and directed by Bill Clark (Christmas Miracle Of Jonathan Toomey), produced by Genesius Pictures in association with Unlimited Pictures of a Starfish Pictures Limited production with Origami Films Ltd, CrossDay and What’s the Story.
Producers are Pippa Cross (Chalet Girl, Bloody Sunday), Mel Paton and Ros Hubbard (A Hundred Streets). Additional executive producer credits include – Debbie Gray (Northern Soul), Robbie Little and Julian Gleek for Genesius Pictures, Graeme Ough, Janette Day and Paul Fullagar.
The film has just wrapped principal photography.
Amazon Studios continues to break new ground with its darling series Transparent, which was awarded five Emmys. The show creator Jill Soloway was recognized for her directing role, receiving the award for outstanding directing in a comedy series. Jeffrey Tambor took home the Emmy for outstanding lead actor in a comedy series.
Following Tambor’s win he said, “This is bigger than me. It represents what Amazon has done and what the transgender community is doing and what our show is about.”
Emmys also went to Bradley Whitford (Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series), Dustin O’Halloran (Outstanding Original Main Title Theme Music) and Marie Schley & Nancy Jarzynko (Outstanding Costumes For A Contemporary Series Limited Series or Movie).
Amazon Studios’ acclaimed series Transparent won in three categories at the 2015 Creative Arts Emmys. This is the first Emmy win for the streaming channel. Bradley Whitford’s award for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series is the first Emmy Award for an actor playing a “trans” character. Transparent also took home awards for Outstanding Original Main Title Theme Music from Dustin O’Halloran and Outstanding Costumes for a Contemporary Series from Marie Schley and Nancy Jarzynko.
Hand of God debuts today on Amazon Prime. It is the newest Picrow-produced drama from Amazon Studios. The series stars Ron Perlman (Sons of Anarchy, Hellboy) as the morally corrupt Judge Pernell Harris who suffers a breakdown and believes that God is speaking directly to him. This compels him onto a path of vigilante justice. Dana Delany (Desperate Housewives, Body of Proof) plays Pernell’s wife Crystal Harris.
The series was created by Ben Watkins (Burn Notice) and directed by Marc Forster (Monster’s Ball, Finding Neverland, World War Z).
Hand of God also stars Andre Royo (The Wire), Alona Tal, Julian Morris, Elizabeth McLaughlin, Emayatzy Corinealdi, and Garret Dillahunt. Amazon subscribers in the U.S., UK, Austria and Germany can stream the show on Prime. Watch it here: Hand of God
11 Emmy Award nominations make Transparent the most nominated comedy series this year. Amazon, along with the other digital contenders, are challenging the traditional Emmy landscape and showing that they will continue to push TV’s creative boundaries.
As Television Academy chief Bruce Rosenblum said, “Television’s creativity, influence and impact continue to grow and have never been stronger.”
Picrow would like to congratulate Jill Soloway on her nods for both writing and directing, as well as the many other deserving nominees.
Transparent Emmy Award Nominations:
Outstanding Comedy Series
Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series – Jeffrey Tambor
Outstanding Supporting Actress In A Comedy Series – Gaby Hoffman
Outstanding Guest Actor In A Comedy Series – Bradley Whitford
Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series – Jill Soloway (Pilot)
Outstanding Directing for a Comedy Series – Jill Soloway (“Best New Girl”)
Outstanding Production Design For A Narrative Program (Half-Hour Or Less) – “The Letting Go”
Cat Smith, Production Designer
Maria Baker, Art Director
Nya Patrinos, Set Decorator
Outstanding Cast for a Comedy Series – Eyde Belasco, Casting Director
Outstanding Costumes For A Contemporary Series, Limited Series or Movie – “Symbolic Exemplar”
Marie Schley, Costume Designer
Nancy Jarzynko, Costume Supervisor
Outstanding Single-Camera Picture Editing For A Comedy Series – Catherine Haight, Editor (Pilot)
Outstanding Original Main Title Theme Music – Dustin O’Halloran
Picrow Director Marc Silver is set to premiere his latest documentary, 3 ½ Minutes, Ten Bullets, in theaters on June 26th. The film takes a closer look at the 2012 shooting death of Jordan Davis, a young black teenager, and the trial of his killer Michael Dunn, a white middle-aged male. The filmmaker intercuts powerful footage from the trial of Dunn with moments shared between Jordan’s parents, Ron and Lucy.
Silver (Who is Dayani Cristal?) premiered the film at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival, where HBO picked up the U.S. television rights. It will air in the fall following the theatrical run.
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