A year after Amazon Studios announced its plans to join the fray of producing and distributing movies, the Seattle-based company is opening its wallet in a big way at this year’s
In a big coupe over the weekend, Amazon won the bidding war for the domestic streaming rights to “Manchester by the Sea.” The film, directed by Kenneth Lonegran and starring
Amazon paid $10 million for it, according to Deadline.
The one-stop online retail shop, which has already proved it can hang with the popular kids on the television front with such series as "Transparent" and "Mozart in the Jungle," is looking to find a distribution partner that can get the film in theaters.
Amazon and its online rival Netflix have both flexed some muscle as aggressive bidders before the festival even got underway — this, after being shut out last year.
Amazon, partnering again with Roadside Attractions, has already acquired "Love & Friendship." The
Another pre-Sundance deal for Amazon was its purchase for the U.S. rights to the
Netflix has landed worldwide streaming rights to the Iranian horror film “Under the Shadow,” the