Amazon Studios Goes Mainstream with Julie Rapaport, New Co-Head of Movies

Amazon Studios Goes Mainstream with Julie Rapaport, New Co-Head of Movies
Under new management after the scandal-tainted departure of film and television leader Roy Price, Amazon Studios is now run by ex-NBC executive Jennifer Salke, who has wasted no time overhauling Amazon’s television content. She is now addressing the direction of the movie side. After pushing out Jason Ropell, whose duties have been jointly shared by production head Ted Hope and Matt Newman, head of strategic initiatives and international distribution, Salke is adding a new co-head of movies, promoting Julie Rapaport from within.

Three-year-Amazon veteran Rapaport will lead a new division focused on films appealing to wider audiences as she works alongside fellow Co-Heads Ted Hope and Matt Newman, with all three reporting to Jennifer Salke, Head of Amazon Studios.

Arthouse veteran Hope, who had been running the overall movies division with Newman in the interim, will continue to oversee the prestige titles from emerging filmmakers and established auteurs.
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