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Amazon postpones Prime Video showcase after suspending studio head

The European event was to have shown off current and new TV shows and film projects.
Rob LeFebvre, @roblef
October 13, 2017
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More and more companies are dealing with the the poor behavior of their executives. According to a report at Variety, Amazon is cancelling a scheduled Prime Video showcase in Europe next week that was reportedly headlined by Roy Price, disgraced chief of Amazon Studios. Both decisions come in the wake of the Harvey Weinstein debacle, which has raised a ton of important awareness of the rampant sexual harassment perpetrated by powerful men in the entertainment industry.

Amazon sent a short statement to people invited to the showcase, according to Variety, that said, "We wanted to let you know that the planned European Prime Video autumn season showcase and party in London next week have been postponed." Amazon planned to show off new footage from various current shows and upcoming series at the event. No other explanation was given.

Price has been suspended for allegations of harassment towards Isa Hackett, the daughter of late sci-fi author Philip K Dick and a producer on both Amazon-led television shows using her father's work. She revealed in an interview with The Hollywood Reporter that Price propositioned her repeatedly and allegedly yelled "anal sex" in her ear. Weinstein has been fired from his own company after a landslide of accusations and stories of his inappropriate behavior from the past several decades have surfaced.

We have reached out to Amazon for comment and will update this post when we hear back.

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