Christopher's younger brother and writer of several of his films.
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Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy Make Deal With Amazon, Will Still Make ‘Westworld’ Season 3 and Beyond for HBO
https://deadline.com/2019/04/jonathan-n ... 202589231/Amazon Studios has entered the arms race for top TV showrunner talent with a mega overall deal with Westworld creators/executive producers/showrunners Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy, and their company Kilter Films.
No one would comment but I hear the pact, which had been in the works for months, is for five years and is valued in the nine figures, believed to be in the low- to mid-nine-figure range, ranking as one of the richest TV overall deals in the marketplace.
Under the pact, the husband-and-wife duo will work with Amazon Studios to create and produce original series that will premiere exclusively on Amazon Prime Video worldwide. The deal builds upon Nolan and Joy’s existing relationship with Amazon, where they have been developing sci-fi drama series The Peripheral.
Nolan and Joy segue to the deal after separate overall pacts at Warner Bros TV, where Nolan had been based for almost two decades. While their development will be exclusive to Amazon, Joy and Nolan are not leaving their praised HBO/WBTV drama Westworld, on which they are the main creative forces. They have inked a show deal to continue to write and executive produce the sci-fi Western for multiple additional seasons.
“Jonah Nolan and Lisa Joy are two of the most talented and inventive creators in the business,” said Jennifer Salke, Head of Amazon Studios. “They have mastered the art of working in tandem as well as individually on so many fantastic projects across film and television. They each bring their own unique storytelling abilities to the partnership, creating unforgettable characters in addictive and compelling worlds. We are ready to jump right in and can’t wait to deliver their future projects to our Amazon Prime Video audience.”
The pact with Nolan and Joy reaffirms Amazon’s commitment to be a player in the current battle for top TV showrunner talent that has pushed the prices into the eight- and nine-figure range for the biggest names.