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Gallery: Prime Video Presents Australia 2021

Industry shakers & movers attended the splashy Prime Video showcase in Sydney yesterday.

Industry shakers and movers attended the splashy Prime Video Presents Australia 2021 showcase at Crown in Sydney yesterday.

Amazon Prime Video Executives Hushidar Kharas, Head of Originals, Asia Pacific and Tyler Bern, Head of Australian Content unveiled 7 new shows, bringing their total commitment to local production to $150m.

Joel Creasey and Hushidar Kharas

Joel Creasey hosted proceedings attended by Back to the Rafters cast Rebecca Gibney, Hugh Sheridan, Angus McLaren, Michael Caton, George Houvardas, Haiha Le and Georgina Haig, sporting legends Ian Thorpe AM, AFLW and boxing star Tayla Harris, AFL Hall of Fame player Michael O’Loughlin, Kieren Perkins OAM, Grant Hackett OAM, Nicole Livingstone OAM, and Giaan Rooney OAM.

Also attending were The Kates – Kate McLennan and Kate McCartney (Get Krack!n, The Katering Show, Slushy), Nick Boshier (Bondi Hipsters) and Jazz Twemlow (Tonightly), and the cast of The Wilds Mia Healey, Shannon Berry, and Erana James.

Back to the Rafters: Georgina Haig, Angus McLaren, Rebecca Gibney, Michael Caton,
Rear: Haiha Le, Hugh Sheridan, George Houvardas

Sarah Lambert, Holly Ringland and Bruna Papandrea

Emmy Award-winning producer Bruna Papandrea (Big Little Lies, The Undoing, Wild, Gone Girl) was there to talk about Nine Perfect Strangers plus director Kacie Anning (Upload, The Other Guy), and cast of new Sydney real estate reality show Luxe Listings Sydney – Gavin Rubinstein, D’Leanne Lewis and Simon Cohen.

Amazon 2021 Swimming Commentators and Warriors on the Field

Shannon Berry, Mia Healey and Erana James from The Wilds

D’Leanne Lewis, Simon Cohen and Gavin Rubenstein from Luxe Listings Sydney

Tyler Bern and Hushidar Kharas

There were also Virtual appearances from Nicole Kidman, Cate Blanchett, Sigourney Weaver, Cody Simpson and Jennifer Salke, Head of Amazon Studios, James Farrell, Head of International Production, Amazon Studios and Erika North, Head of Originals, Asia Pacific, at Amazon Studios.

You can read more on the shows here.

4 Responses

  1. I actually watch more Prime than Netflix, and Acorn and Disney. I rarely watch Free to air TV unless it is Neighbours and SBS or ABC. I am going to be interested in the final outcome of this proposal, as Stan might be minus a few shows.

  2. David, if Amazon do buy MGM, is it likely that Amazon Prime’s streaming service in Australia would considerably benefit – or is the Oz service just a token effort?
    Some of their vintage movie and TV offerings look like something they’ve discovered languishing in the public domain. Cash & Co and Laugh In spring to mind.

    1. A few MGM TV titles of late ate tied up, such as Handmaid’s Tale etc. But the treasure trove of MGM movies if it becomes available is magnificent. There are decades of movies that Streaming is yet to embrace, mostly pre-1970.

    2. I agree that the prime service in Aus is fairly average at best (outside the scattered amount of prime originals that are available).

      However, prime video isn’t really a standalone service like Netflix or Stan….. its an add on to the Amazon prime offering.

      I use Amazon heavily and wouldnt pay for the video service as a standalone offering… in fact, I dont think they even offer it standalone in AU anymore…. its purely bundled into the overall prime service.

      So for me, video is a nice add on and the fact it is getting local content is even better.

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