Julie Rapaport to assume sole leadership of film at Amazon as Matt Newman moves to sports | News

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Julie Rapaport has become sole head of movies at Amazon Studios as former movies co-head Matt Newman moves to head original content, sports, at Prime Video’s global sports group.

The switch was announced internally on Tuesday (15) by Amazon Studios head Jennifer Salke, to whom Rapaport will continue to report. Alongside Newman the movies division has released recent tentpoles on Prime Video such as Borat Subsequent Moviefilm, Coming 2 America, Cinderella, and Hotel Transylvania: Transformania.

Being The Ricardos starring Nicole Kidman and Javier Bardem is in contention for best actress, best actor, and best supporting actor (J.K. Simmons) Oscars on March 27. Upcoming releases including Master with Regina Hall, My Policeman starring Harry Styles, All The Old Knives starring Chris Pine, and Catherine, Called Birdy with Lena Dunham.

Newman will report to Marie Donoghue. The global sports group is behind titles like Wayne Rooney documentary Rooney in the UK and the All Or Nothing docuseries franchise which has produced profiles on Arsenal, Tottenham and Juventus football clubs, the New Zealand All Blacks rugby team and the Toronto Maple Leafs ice hockey team.

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