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Amazon Studios Signs Viola Davis to First-Look Production Deal

Amazon Studios has scored an exclusive first-look production deal with actress Viola Davis and actor/producer Julius Tennon’s JuVee Productions.

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.