‘The Farewell’ Director Lulu Wang & Dani Melia Launch Local Time Production Company With First-Look TV Deal At Amazon

‘The Farewell’ Director Lulu Wang & Dani Melia Launch Local Time Production Company With First-Look TV Deal At Amazon
Lulu Wang, director of Awkwafina comedy drama The Farewell, and producer Dani Melia have launched their own production company and struck a first-look TV deal with Amazon.

The pair have established Local Time and will work with Amazon Studios to exec produce television projects. It will focus on championing emerging storytellers.

It comes as Wang is directing and exec producing Expats, a series based on Janice Y.K. Lee’s novel, The Expatriates, for the streamer. The series stars Nicole Kidman and Brian Tee and is set in Hong Kong.

The pair are developing Son of Good Fortune, an adaptation of Lysley Tenorio’s novel, for Amazon via Local Time, alongside Riz Ahmed’s Left Handed Films.

On the television side, Wang is also attached to direct and produce half-hour comedy drama series Family Meal for MRC Television and on the feature side, Local Time is producing the Wang-helmed sci-fi feature,
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