Amazon Studios has settled filmer Woodman Allen's lawsuit against them for deciding not to distribute his film Studio, Variety Reports. The terms of the settlement were not disclosed.
Allen sued Amazon in February for $ 68 million after the studio closed its film and quit the contract they signed in 2016 with great enthusiasm Roy Price was ousted in his own cloud of sexual harassment charges. Allen brought credibility to Amazon Hollywood when they needed it: The Café Society opened Cannes after Amazon bought it; the studio's first self-expelled film was Wonder Wheel – but it also forced them to stay in the Woody Allen business, with guaranteed payment and distribution requirements, of which Amazon did not fill a shelf A Rainy Day in New York . According to A Rainy Day in New York Amazon was reportedly also on hook for three more Woody Allen films, none of which are produced or distributed anymore. Allen's next film, Rifkin's Festival was filmed in Spain during the summer. In it Gina Gershon and Christoph Waltz can be seen as American couples who fall in love with other people when visiting the San Sebastian International Film Festival.
Amazon claimed in court that Allen's business had become unsustainable due to his comments on Harvey Weinstein and the intensified review of Allen's story following the #Metoo movement. The director alleged, not without reason, that Amazon knew about earlier allegations against him when they hired him. The allegations that Allen had abused his adopted daughter Dylan Farrow were first published in 1992; Farrow wrote an open letter in 2014 about the allegations that Allen has always denied. On the morning of the opening of Cannes, Ronan Farrow phoned Amazon in a Hollywood reporter essay about Allen; At this time, his first story with Harvey Weinstein was still a year and a half away. And now, in a very different social environment, the relationship between Amazon and Woody Allen has come to an end under unknown circumstances.