Heather Rae Inks First-Look Deal With Amazon Studios

“We’re thrilled to collaborate with her to bring these incredible tales exclusively to our Prime Video audience worldwide.” “Heather Rae brings an impressive film and documentary pedigree along with her passion and advocacy to showcase underrepresented stories,” said Vernon Sanders, Co-Head of Television at Amazon Studios.
These are the spaces I intend to champion and could not be more thankful to everyone at Amazon Studios for this opportunity.”” /> Said Rae: "I am so excited to work with Amazon and create content that reflects a changing and compelling world. I believe so strongly in artists, particularly those whose voices we haven’t always heard.
She also is a narrative change activist, working as a speaking and social critic to deepen the dialogue of reconciliation and responsibility in the Americas. She's in postproduction on Bull, starring Rob Morgan (Mudbound). Rae's dozens of producing credits also include such documentaries as Trudell and Paulette along with Wind Walkers and Netflix's Dude.
Under the pact she will develop original series to stream on Amazon Prime Video in more than 200 countries and territories. Amazon Studios has inked a first-look deal with Heather Rae, the producer behind such films as Tallulah and Frozen River.

Greg Daniels Sci-Fi Comedy Pilot ‘Upload’ Picked Up To Series By Amazon – TCA

“Amazon is the perfect place to make Upload, because of their strong creative team, and because it’s a company that could actually one day host a digital afterlife," he quipped, a nod to Amazon Studios' tech giant parent company Amazon. "If I get in good with them, I’m hoping for a big discount on my first thousand years.”” />
Upload has received a 10-episode order and will premiere globally on Amazon Prime Video in over 200 countries and territories. Daniels is executive producing with his producing partner Howard Klein of 3 Arts Entertainment.
This marks the first streaming series for Daniels, who so far had only worked on broadcast shows, including co-creating Fox's The King of the Hill.
Amazon Studios has picked up to series Greg Daniels' half-hour sci-fi romantic satire Upload. This marks the first series for Daniels since NBC's Parks and Recreation and the first he solely wrote since his Emmy-winning The Office on NBC, based on the British format.
Upload, starring Andy Allo and Robbie Amell, was the last remaining Amazon pilot ordered by the studio's previous regime and is the first Amazon pilot in a long time to make it to series as the streaming service has been shifting toward straight-to-series orders.
“They’ve made some of the best comedies of the last three decades and I know our Prime Video customers are in for a treat when Upload premieres.” “I’m thrilled to be once again working with Greg and Howard on this new series,” said Vernon Sanders, Co-Head of Television, Amazon Studios who worked on Daniels' comedies The Office and Parks & Recreation during his tenure at NBC, both exec produced by Daniels and Klein.