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Emmy awardee Reed Morano signs a big deal with Amazon Studios

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Reed Morano (Pic Courtesy: variety.com) Reed Morano (Pic Courtesy: variety.com)
Reed Morano (Pic Courtesy: variety.com)

Emmy-winning director and producer Reed Morano has signed an overall television deal with Amazon Studios.

Morano made history by being the first woman to ever win the Emmy and DGA Award last year for a dramatic series - The Handmaid's Tale. She was also the first woman to win an Emmy in the Drama series category in 22 years.

She will exclusively work with Amazon Studios to create original series which will be made available on Amazon Prime Video in over 200 countries and territories, read a statement to IANS.

"Reed is a creative powerhouse whose distinct point of view shines through her immersive, emotional storytelling and commanding cinematic style," said Jennifer Salke, Head of Amazon Studios.

"We're honored to partner with her to exclusively create originals for the global Prime Video audience."

Morano is thrilled to be "working with the pioneers at Amazon".

"Jen Salke is known for elevating content and her unwavering support for the filmmaker's vision. We share the same passionate enthusiasm for breaking the mould with provocative storytelling, and I couldn't be more excited about what we've been planning to create together," she added.

Morano's latest project was the film I THINK WE'RE ALONE NOW starring Peter Dinklage and Elle Fanning. She made her feature debut with "Meadowland", starring Olivia Wilde and Luke Wilson.

She is currently directing THE RHYTHM SECTION, a global espionage thriller featuring Blake Lively and Jude Law.

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