Amazon Extends Deal with A24, Brings Moonlight, Winner of Three Academy Awards Including Best Picture to Amazon Prime Video
Amazon Prime Video will continue to be the exclusive premium subscription streaming service for critically-acclaimed films from A24 including Academy Award winning Moonlight, current theatrical hit 20th Century Women and Casey Affleck's next film, A Ghost Story
SEATTLE -- Mar. 17, 2017 -- (NASDAQ: AMZN)--Amazon Prime Video today announced the extension of an exclusive content agreement with A24, making Prime Video the only premium subscription home for all upcoming A24 films. Moonlight starring Mahershala Ali (House of Cards) is available on Amazon Video, and starting May 21, Prime members will be able to stream and download the Oscar winning film at no additional cost to their membership. Swiss Army Man starring Daniel Radcliffe (Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban), Cannes Jury Prize winner The Lobster starring Colin Farrell (Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them) and Rachel Weisz (Amazon Studios' Complete Unknown) and Green Room starring Patrick Stewart (Star Trek: The Next Generation) are already available to stream on Prime Video.
"We are thrilled to be the exclusive subscription streaming service to offer customers Academy Award winner Moonlight," stated Jason Ropell, VP, Worldwide Head of Motion Pictures for Amazon Studios. "We already have an incredible catalog of films from A24 like Room and Ex Machina that Prime members love to watch and we are happy to extend our relationship to continue to bring Prime members these award winning, prestige films. Collaborating with A24 in addition to creating our own Academy Award winning movies like Manchester by the Sea and The Salesman make Amazon Video a premiere platform for streaming films."
Highly anticipated A24 films coming to Prime Video later this year include Academy Award nominated 20th Century Women from Mike Mills (Beginners) and starring Annette Bening (American Beauty) and Elle Fanning (Amazon Studios' The Neon Demon), American Honey starring Sasha Lane (Hunting Lila) and Shia LaBeouf (Transformers), Free Fire starring Brie Larson (Room), Cillian Murphy (Inception) and Armie Hammer (Nocturnal Animals), The Lovers starring Debra Winger (Terms of Endearment) and Tracy Letts (Imperium) and It Comes at Night starring Joel Edgerton (Warrior) and Riley Keough (The Girlfriend Experience). Written and directed by David Lowery (Pete's Dragon) and starring Casey Affleck (Amazon Studios' Manchester by the Sea), A24's A Ghost Story, will also land on Prime Video.
Amazon Prime members are already enjoying access to A24's impressive library of titles including 2016 Oscar award winning films like Room with Brie Larson's Best Actress performance as Ma and Amy, the Oscar winner for Best Documentary depicting the life and death of singer and songwriter Amy Winehouse as well as the thought-provoking supernatural horror film The Witch, Ex Machina, starring Golden Globe nominee Alicia Vikander (The Danish Girl) and Dark Places starring Charlize Theron (Mad Max: Fury Road) and Chloe Moretz (Kick-Ass).
Prime Video is available via the Amazon Video app for TVs, connected devices and mobile devices, or online at Amazon.com/primevideo. In addition to unlimited streaming, Prime members can also download titles to mobile devices at no additional cost for offline viewing.
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Launched in the summer of 2012, A24 is a New York-based media company focused on the distribution, financing, development and production of feature films and television projects. Recently the company released Barry Jenkins' Moonlight, which just won 3 Academy Awards(R) at the 2017 Oscars - Best Picture, Best Adapted Screenplay, and Best Supporting Actor. The film also won a record-breaking 6 Independent Spirit Awards, including Best Feature, Best Director, and Best Screenplay, and was honored with the Best Picture - Drama award at the 2017 Golden Globes.
Other recent film releases include Mike Mills' funny and heartwarming 20th Century Women, nominated for a Best Original Screenplay Oscar(R) and featuring a renowned central performance by Annette Bening; Yorgos Lanthimos' critical and commercial hit The Lobster, also an Oscar(R) nominee for Best Original Screenplay and starring Colin Farrell and Rachel Weisz; Andrea Arnold's highly acclaimed American Honey, starring Shia Labeouf, which won the Jury Prize at the 2016 Cannes Film Festival; the outrageous comedy Swiss Army Man, starring Daniel Radcliffe and Paul Dano; and Robert Eggers' horror smash The Witch, winner of 2 Independent Spirit Awards.
In 2015, A24's releases included Room, winner of the Academy Award(R) for Best Actress for Brie Larson's emotionally stunning performance; Amy, Asif Kapadia's heart-wrenching portrait of Amy Winehouse which was a major commercial hit and won the Oscar(R) for Best Documentary; and Alex Garland's lauded directorial debut Ex Machina, a sci-fi smash starring Domhnall Gleeson, Oscar Isaac and Alicia Vikander, which won the Academy Award(R) for Best Visual Effects.
In 2014, the company released Sundance breakout Obvious Child, featuring Jenny Slate, and Jonathan Glazer's singular Scarlett Johansson film, Under the Skin. In 2013, the company released Sofia Coppola's The Bling Ring, James Ponsoldt's The Spectacular Now, and Harmony Korine's record-breaking Spring Breakers.
Upcoming titles include Trey Edward Shults' It Comes at Night, a horror film starring Joel Edgerton, Riley Keough, and Christopher Abbott that marks the eagerly anticipated follow-up to the director's celebrated debut feature Krisha; David Lowery's A Ghost Story, which stars Casey Affleck and Rooney Mara, and premiered at Sundance 2017 to rave reviews; Menahse, a heartwarming father/son story set in the Hasidic community and performed entirely in Yiddish; and Ben Wheatley's wickedly funny action comedy Free Fire, starring Brie Larson, Armie Hammer, CillianMurphy, and Sharlto Copley, and winner of the People's Choice Award in the Midnight Madness Section of the 2016 Toronto International Film Festival.
A24's television projects include The Carmichael Show which will soon be returning to NBC for its third season and USA's Playing House.