The streaming video market has become very serious business, and Amazon today announced its latest talent grab for Amazon Studios to demonstrate its intent to own it: it has signed up none other than Woody Allen, the iconic writer, director and actor with a sometimescontroversial private life, to write and direct a television series — his first ever.
“Untitled Woody Allen Project,” as it will be called, will run in a half-hour format, and it looks like the approach that Allen and Amazon will be going for will be as tongue-in-cheek, self-effacing and ironic as the name implies.
“Woody Allen is a visionary creator who has made some of the greatest films of all-time, and it’s an honor to be working with him on his first television series,” said straight man Roy Price, VP of Amazon Studios, in a statement. “From Annie Hall to Blue Jasmine, Woody has been at the…
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