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Amazon Studios Co-Head of Movies Ted Hope Exits Post for Producing Deal

Amazon Studios Co-Head of Movies Ted Hope Exits Post for Producing Deal

Ted Hope, co-head of movies Amazon Studios, has decided to exit his post at the company to go back to producing and will enter a multi-year, first-look deal with Amazon, an individual with knowledge told TheWrap.

Amazon chief Jennifer Salke made the announcement in an internal memo on Thursday, saying that beginning June 2, Hope will enter the production deal. This was Hope’s decision, who expressed his feelings to Salke earlier this year.

Hope started at Amazon in 2015 as head of development, production and acquisitions. He was promoted to co-head of movies in July 2018 and has been running the film division alongside Julie Rapaport and Matt Newman. Newman and Rapaport will continue as co-heads of movies.

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In a statement sent to staff on Thursday, Hope said, “Amazon and Jen have been generous in supporting the launch of my next venture,

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