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Amazon Prime Video To Co-Produce First Indian Movie, Akshay Kumar-Starrer ‘Ram Setu’
By Tom Grater

In a first for its Indian operations, Amazon Prime Video will act as co-producer on upcoming Hindi movie Ram Setu, which will be led by superstar Akshay Kumar.

The pic is an action-adventure revolving around the mythical bridge that the god Rama is supposed to have built between ancient India and Sri Lanka in order to rescue his wife Sita from the demon god Ravana. Jacqueline Fernandes and Nushrratt Bharuccha also feature in the cast.

Abhishek Sharma (Parmanu) is directing. Chandraprakash Dwivedi (Prithviraj Chauhan) will act as creative producer, with production companies Cape of Good Films, Abundantia Entertainment, Lyca Productions teaming with Prime on the project.

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Leverage: Redemption: James Marsters Is a Cunning Con Man in Golf Spikes in First Look at IMDb TV Revival
By Matt Webb Mitovich

James Marsters will be looking to sink his teeth into some wealthy marks when he guest-stars on IMDb TV’s Leverage revival — and TVLine has an exclusive first look at his villainous visit.

In Leverage: Redemption, which is currently filming in New Orleans, the rich and powerful take what they want — and the Leverage team is back to take them down. Grifter Sophie Devereaux (played by Gina Bellman), thief Parker (Beth Riesgraf), hitter Eliot Spencer (Christian Kane) and hacker Alec Hardison (Aldis Hodge) all have watched the world change over the years since the original TNT caper drama ended. In that time, it has become easier – and sometimes legal — for the rich to become richer and the powerful to squash anyone who gets in their way.

Sadly down one team member, they find new blood in Harry Wilson (Falling Skies‘ Noah Wyle), a corporate lawyer who is looking for redemption after realizing he’d been sitting on the wrong side of the table for his entire career, and Breanna Casey (Aleyse Shannon of The CW’s Charmed), Hardison’s foster sister who has a knack for computers, robotics… and getting into trouble.

As seen in the exclusive photo below, Christian Kane’s Eliot will attempt to thwart foul play on the fairway when Marsters (Buffy/Angel, Runaways) guest-stars as Carl, a slick country club hustler who uses his conning of wealthy members to fund a much darker criminal enterprise.



IMDb TV is Amazon’s free streaming service, on which you can currently watch the original Leverage series.

 

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‘P!NK: All I Know So Far’ Documentary Sets Amazon Prime Video Debut

Amazon Original Film P!NK: All I Know So Far, a documentary featuring the performer and musician, plans a worldwide launch via Prime Video on Friday, May 21.
 
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this has nothing to do with Prime Video but I thought it was hysterical...Bezos is going full surveillance state...

Amazon driver quits, saying the final straw was the company's new AI-powered truck cameras that can sense when workers yawn or don't use a seatbelt

He started work in 2019 and saw Amazon's policies change to include more active means of surveillance...first there was an app tracking his route, and then the company wanted pictures of him at the beginning of each shift on another app...but the breaking point came, he told the Thomson Reuters Foundation, when Amazon announced that it would be installing AI cameras in its fleet of vehicles

Insider reported in February that Amazon was equipping all delivery vehicles with AI camera systems called Driveri, manufactured by a company called Netradyne...the cameras are always on and scan drivers' body language, the speed of the vehicle, and even drowsiness...the system then uses "automated verbal alerts" to tell drivers if a violation has been detected...

 

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this has nothing to do with Prime Video but I thought it was hysterical...Bezos is going full surveillance state...

Amazon driver quits, saying the final straw was the company's new AI-powered truck cameras that can sense when workers yawn or don't use a seatbelt

He started work in 2019 and saw Amazon's policies change to include more active means of surveillance...first there was an app tracking his route, and then the company wanted pictures of him at the beginning of each shift on another app...but the breaking point came, he told the Thomson Reuters Foundation, when Amazon announced that it would be installing AI cameras in its fleet of vehicles

Insider reported in February that Amazon was equipping all delivery vehicles with AI camera systems called Driveri, manufactured by a company called Netradyne...the cameras are always on and scan drivers' body language, the speed of the vehicle, and even drowsiness...the system then uses "automated verbal alerts" to tell drivers if a violation has been detected...

Pesky surveillance. Tiger, something new.
 

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this has nothing to do with Prime Video but I thought it was hysterical...Bezos is going full surveillance state...

Amazon driver quits, saying the final straw was the company's new AI-powered truck cameras that can sense when workers yawn or don't use a seatbelt
Perhaps he received a DVD of ENEMY OF THE STATE during his exit interview. :whistle:
 

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this has nothing to do with Prime Video but I thought it was hysterical...Bezos is going full surveillance state...

Amazon driver quits, saying the final straw was the company's new AI-powered truck cameras that can sense when workers yawn or don't use a seatbelt

He started work in 2019 and saw Amazon's policies change to include more active means of surveillance...first there was an app tracking his route, and then the company wanted pictures of him at the beginning of each shift on another app...but the breaking point came, he told the Thomson Reuters Foundation, when Amazon announced that it would be installing AI cameras in its fleet of vehicles

Insider reported in February that Amazon was equipping all delivery vehicles with AI camera systems called Driveri, manufactured by a company called Netradyne...the cameras are always on and scan drivers' body language, the speed of the vehicle, and even drowsiness...the system then uses "automated verbal alerts" to tell drivers if a violation has been detected...

John Oliver calls out Amazon on national TV and that imbecile Fallon falls apart trying to move past it.

 

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I just watched one of my favorites, Werner Herzog's, Aguirre, The Wrath of God (1972)

In the last half of the 16th century, after Spanish conquistador Juan Pizarro had conquered Peru and sent all the vast riches of the Inca Empire back to Spain, other conquistadors set out on expeditions to find the legendary city of gold in the Amazon, El Dorado. (spoiler: El Dorado never existed.)

This is the story of a person who actually existed, Lope de Aguirre, probably psychotic who actually did proclaim himself the Wrath of God, who set out on one of these expeditions, with his young daughter, hundreds of conquistadors wearing half-armor to protect themselves from Indian arrows and each other, a Catholic monk, cannons, and hundreds of Indian slaves.

Aguirre is played by Klaus Kinski, who was perfect for the role.

The details of the movie are fictionalized, only rough ideas of what happened are known.

It was filmed on location in Peru, in the Andes, the Amazon Jungle, and the tributaries of the Amazon River, and the resulting amazing cinematography is one of the stars of the show. (Apocalypse Now was influenced by it.)

The expedition sets out rafts, drifting down the river. They gradually succumb, to Indian arrows, poison darts, starvation, treachery, disease and so on until the only person remaining is Aguirre, standing on a raft, surrounded by hundreds of invading tiny monkeys.

 
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It's a fantastic film, one of my all-time favorites as well. The story of how it was made is almost as good as the film itself.
 

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Amazon Takes U.S. Rights To German Series ‘We Children From Bahnhof Zoo’

Amazon Prime Video has snapped up the rights to German coming of age series 'We Children From Bahnhof Zoo' for the U.S., Canada, Australia, New Zealand, United Kingdom, France, Italy, Spain, and Benelux...the series will premiere globally on April 9th following its launch in Germany...It is a re-imagining of the best-selling autobiography by Christiane F. that also inspired the cult film of the same name...

 

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Watched Sound of Metal last night. Somewhat predictable story because I know a little how cochlear implants work, but the acting and setting kept me engaged throughout. Definitely worth checking out if you like to watch as many Oscar-nominated movies as possible before the big show.
 

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Robert Kirkman’s ‘Invincible’ Gets Intriguing New Adaptation With Smart Performances: TV Review

By Caroline Framke

Spoiler article below (they tell you what will happen in the first episode)

 

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Amazon Slates 21 New York Yankees Games To Stream On Prime Video
By Dade Hayes

Kicking off a partnership with the YES Network, Amazon Prime Video has announced a schedule of 21 New York Yankees games to stream during the 2021 season.

The simulcasts of games produced by YES and airing on broadcast affiliates, start April 18 and will be included at no extra charge for Prime members. They’ll be available only in the Yankees’ home-team footprint, which includes New York state, Connecticut, northeast Pennsylvania, and north and central New Jersey.

In 2019, Amazon joined Sinclair Broadcast Group and private equity firms in a $3.5 billion deal to acquire the YES Network, a transaction led by the Yankees. YES was the longtime standout in a portfolio of two dozen regional sports networks operated by Fox, which were divested as part of the Disney-21st Century Fox merger.

 

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Amazon Studios Boards Hannah Marks-Directed Dramedy ‘Don’t Make Me Go’ Starring John Cho
By Dino-Ray Ramos

EXCLUSIVE: Amazon Studios has signed on to finance and distribute the Hannah Marks-directed father-daughter adventure dramedy Don’t Make Me Go starring John Cho (Harold & Kumar, Star Trek).

The script for Don’t Make Me Go was written by Vera Herbert (This Is Us) and originated as a spec script that landed on the 2012 Black List. Herbert will also executive produce.

Don’t Make Me Go follows a single father who takes his teenage daughter on a road trip to find her estranged mother, as he tries to teach her everything she might need to know for the rest of her life along the way.

Cho recently wrapped production on the first season of the live-action series Cowboy Bebop for Netflix. Based on the popular original Japanese animated series from 1997, Cho will star as the impossibly cool bounty hunter Spike Spiegel. He also lent his voice to the Oscar-nominated Netflix/Pearl Studio animated film Over the Moon.

The Harold & Kumar alum has broken ground and has been a trailblazer when it comes to Asian and Asian American representation in film and TV. He is not a stranger to father-daughter narratives as he starred in a different kind of father-daughter film with Aneesh Chaganty’s thriller Searching, which earned him an Independent Spirit Award nomination His other credits include Kogonada’s Columbus and, of course, his turn as the iconic character of Lieutenant Hikaru Sulu in the Star Trek movie reboots. Cho is repped by UTA and 3 Arts Entertainment.

Marks is an actress, writer and director who recently helmed and penned the indie comedy Mark, Mary & Some Other People starring Hayley Law and Ben Rosenfield. The pic is set to premiere later this year. She is also attached to direct the film adaptation of Turtles All The Way Down based on the novel by John Green (The Fault In Our Stars). She made her feature co-directorial debut with the indie film, After Everything, which she also co-wrote. The film starred Maika Monroe and Jeremy Allen White and premiered In Competition at SXSW 2018 where she was nominated for their “Game Changer” award.

Her acting credits include Kris Rey’s comedy I Used To Go Here, Banana Split, Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency, Daniel Isn’t Real, Southbound, Weeds and The Runaways. She is repped by UTA, Untitled, Circle of Confusion, and Goodman, Genow, Schenkman, Smelkinson & Christopher.

Herbert is a WGA Award-winning writer and three-time Emmy-nominated writer-producer, known for her work on NBC’s hit series This Is Us as well as MTV’s Awkward. Herbert has served as a co-executive producer on Rodrigo Bernardo’s rom-com Maybe A Love Story, and is currently adapting The Sight of You for New Regency. She is repped by Gersh.

Don’t Make Me Go will be produced by Donald De Line of De Line Pictures. De Line’s credits include Ready Player One, Body of Lies and The Italian Job. He also produced the upcoming series Chapelwaite, based on a Stephen King short story

The film will also be produced by Big Beach’s Peter Saraf and Leah Holzer. Saraf produced Lulu Wang’s critically acclaimed The Farewell, Marielle Heller’s A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood as well as the Oscar-winning Little Miss Sunshine. His other credits include Jeff Nichols’ romantic drama Loving, the Amazon Original special What the Constitution Means to Me, and the series Vida and Sorry For Your Loss. Leah Holzer most recently produced Robin Wright’s Land for Focus Features as well as the aforementioned A Beautiful Day In The Neighborhood

 

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Amazon Studios Hires Nick Pepper to Oversee IP and Talent Management

Pepper was most recently the president of Legendary TV

Amazon Studios is bringing in Nick Pepper as head of studio creative content, where he’ll oversee IP and talent management.

Last month, Amazon said it would refocus its TV development around three areas: development, series and IP/talent management. Marc Resteghini and Laura Lancaster serve as the heads of development and series, respectively.

Pepper’s team will be tasked with acquiring and managing the studio’s IP — its largest being the rights to “Lord of the Rings” — and talent deals (such as overall and first-look pacts). The Studio Creative Content Team will work with creators and producers to find original ideas and IP, package them with talent and deliver those projects to the Prime Video and IMDb TV development teams.

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