Amazon Studios Signs Viola Davis to First-Look Production Deal

Streaming service to work with Davis and Julius Tennon’s JuVee Productions on new projects
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Amazon Studios has scored an exclusive first-look production deal with actress Viola Davis and actor/producer Julius Tennon’s JuVee Productions.

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The deal calls for the Academy Award, Emmy Award and Tony Award winning actress and Tennon to create features for the streaming service. Davis recently wrapped up a comedy film, Troupe Zero, for Amazon Studios.

“Amazon Studios is passionate about building a home for both new and established filmmakers of all backgrounds, who share the same vision in telling incredible and engaging human stories,” said Jennifer Salke, Head of Amazon Studios in a statement. “Viola and Julius Tennon’s JuVee Productions brings distinctive, fresh voices and high-quality content to our customers in both theaters and on Prime Video.”

The deal follows other recently announced Amazon Studios production deals with Jason Blum’s Blumhouse Television for eight direct-to-service movies; Academy Award winner Nicole Kidman’s Blossom Films; The Handmaid’s Tale director Reed Morano; and Academy Award winning director Jordan Peele. 

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