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Joe Lewis Departing Amazon Studios

Joe Lewis Departing Amazon Studios”

Head of Drama, Amazon Studios, Morgan Wandell, Head of Amazon Studios, Roy Price and Head of Comedy, Amazon Studios Joe Lewis speak onstage during the "Executives" panel discussion at the Amazon Studios portion of the 2015 Summer TCA Tour on August 3, 2015 in Beverly Hills, California. According to Deadline, it was Price's friendship with Weinstein that reportedly brought two big budget Weinstein Company TV shows to the streaming service: a drama from David O. Russell that has since been scrapped, and Matthew Weiner's The Romanoffs, which will now "move forward without the involvement of The Weinstein Company", per Variety.

Lewis had faced allegations over conflict of interest.

Amazon Studios continues to clean house in the wake of Roy Price's exit.

Riggs, who joined the Santa Monica-headquartered company in July 2014, was responsible for delivering original and high-caliber unscripted content to Amazon Prime members. In fact, based on the success of these shows, Lewis was placed into an expanded role just a year ago. According to the trade, Lewis is now in talks with Amazon for a production deal. She came to Amazon in January as its head of event series. Cindy Holland oversees all original programming for Netflix and there are top female executives running ABC Entertainment, NBC Entertainment and Universal Television studio.

However, he was being investigated by the same outside firm hired by Amazon to look into Price's alleged on-the-job sexual misconduct. This month, his division also debuted its adaptation of Lore, the popular scary-story podcast from Aaron Mahnke.

Riggs is best known for his lengthy tenure as producing partner to Mark Burnett at Mark Burnett Prods., which yielded a slew of reality series hits but ended in a bitter legal battle.

Amazon has also won an Emmy for its National Football League reality show All or Nothing: A Season With the Arizona Cardinals.



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