Nicole Kidman signs first-look deal with Amazon Studios for features, TV and digital content
Amazon and Kidman’s banner Blossom Films will create original content that will be available to watch exclusively on Amazon Prime Video along with movies for theatrical release.
Nicole Kidman has just entered into a first-look deal with Amazon Studios for features, television series and digital content, according to Deadline’s report. Under this agreement, Amazon and Kidman’s banner Blossom Films will create original content that will be available to watch exclusively on Amazon Prime Video along with movies for theatrical release.
Blossom Films was started by Kidman and producer Per Saari. Under the banner, they executive-produced the limited series ‘Big Little Lies’ for HBO. The show went on to win and a Golden Globe. They also produced the films ‘The Family Fang’ and ‘Rabbit Hole,’ which earned Kidman an Academy Award as well as a Golden Globe nomination. Blossom Films is currently in the process of filming the second season of ‘Big Little Lies.’
The head of Amazon Studios, Jennifer Salke, told Deadline: “Nicole is a force of nature as both an actress and a producer.
“She understands the focus of bringing addictive, entertaining and compelling television to our Prime Video customers as well as movies that will connect with film audiences. Stay tuned for many exciting projects to come in the very near future!”
Salke also mentioned that the company intends to be extremely aggressive when it comes to similar first-look and overall deals with talented individuals in the industry. In fact, Amazon Studios just completed a first-look TV deal with Jordan Peele, who also happens to have a film contract with Fox.
Though Amazon Studios intends to adopt a rather aggressive policy when it comes to signing new deals, they intend to further this ambition intelligently and only collaborate with people who have a vision.
Salke told Deadline: “You’ll see that anyone that I make a deal with, for the most part, has one thing in common, they all want to break out and be original. They want a cultural impact, and they want to be entertaining.”
Salke also thinks that this collaboration with Blossom Films will help give Amazon Studios a programming push and provide Amazon Studios with content that they have been missing.
“I think we’re a little bit missing on addictive female (dramas),” Salke told Deadline.
“I would say instead of where’s our Game of Thrones, where’s our Big Little Lies, where’s our new Handmaid’s Tale, what are those shows that can culturally break through but feel original and are very addictive. So, you’re going to see a lot of that coming through the pipeline.”
Kidamn also expressed her excitement about this first-look deal. She said, “I’m excited to start working with Jen Salke and the Amazon team. Our goal at Blossom Films is to create important and entertaining content across multiple platforms, and I can’t think of better collaborators with which to accomplish this.”
With the streaming industry taking off, there is so much new and original content being created. It will be interesting to see what this dynamic duo comes up with.