Amazon Strikes First-Look Deals With Killer Films, Le Grisbi and Bona Fide Productions

Streaming giant is now in business with producers of “Birdman,” “Carol” and “Little Miss Sunshine”

Last Updated: May 2, 2017 @ 4:26 PM

Amazon Studios announced Monday it has struck exclusive first-look deals with Bona Fide Productions, Killer Films and Le Grisbi Productions. Bona Fide and Killer Films will each have first-look deals in both film and television for two years, while Le Gribsi gets one for indie-sized films for two years, per the contracts.

The streaming giant has already partnered with Bona Fide on Marc Webb’s “The Only Living Boy in New York,” starring Jeff Bridges and Kate Beckinsale. For Killer Films, they’re on board for Todd Haynes’ “Wonderstruck,” which is premiering at the Cannes Film Festival. Both films are slated to open in 2017.

“Bona Fide Productions, Killer Films and Le Grisbi Productions each have a long history of making critically acclaimed and award-winning films with accomplished filmmakers,” said Roy Price, Head of Amazon Studios, in a statement. “We’re proud to be working with each of them and excited about our future creative collaborations.”

Albert Berger and Ron Yerxa’s Bona Fide Productions is best known for producing “Little Miss Sunshine,” “Little Children” and “Nebraska.”

Founded by veteran producers Christine Vachon and Pamela Koffler, Killer Films is the company behind award-winning titles “Still Alice,” “Carol,” and “Wiener-Dog,” a film Amazon Studios purchased at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival.

John Lesher’s Le Grisbi is currently in post-production on Scott Cooper’s “Hostiles,” starring Christian Bale and Rosamund Pike. Previously, Le Grisbi produced “Birdman,” which won the Oscar for Best Picture at the 2014 Academy Awards.