Director of Amazon Studios Roy Price talks about Amazon Studios and how it works at MIPTV. He talks budgets (premium cable sized budgets), how a project is greenlit, who owns the show, how a pilot is brought to development (traditional and non) etc. Whit Stillman’s The Cosmopolitans of course is an Amazon Studios production and Price announced filming at MIPTV at Cannes. Roy Price talks about The Cosmopolitans at the 10 minute mark.
There are a million stories out now about Whit Stillman’s Amazon Studios project The Cosmopolitans. There will likely be a million more by tomorrow, but here is a sampling of a few (see below). Also here is a a FAQ page on The Cosmopolitans, plus international news. Here is what Businesswire.com has on their page:
“We’re very pleased to be working with Whit, Ron, Ben, and Marc on developing these pilots,” said Roy Price, Director of Amazon Studios. “The Cosmopolitans and Hand of God both contain rich stories and deep characters that we think customers will really enjoy. I’m looking forward to seeing our customers’ reactions when they debut.”
The Cosmopolitans Written, directed and produced by Academy Award nominee Whit Stillman (Metropolitan, Barcelona, The Last Days of Disco), The Cosmopolitans follows a group of young American expatriates in Paris searching for love and friendship in a foreign city. The dramatic comedy pilot stars Adam Brody as “Jimmy,” Chloë Sevigny as “Vicky,” Carrie MacLemore as “Aubrey,” Dree Hemingway as “Camille,” Freddy Åsblom as “Fritz,” Shaun Evans as “Hal,” and Adriano Giannini as “Sando.” The Cosmopolitans begins shooting this week in Paris.