Mindy Kaling will launch a book studio and film adaptations for Amazon

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Mindy Kaling signed a deal with Amazon Studios to launch its own literary line, hoping to keep material that could be made into movies for Prime Video.

The Hollywood Reporter shared that Kaling will publish books by emerging and established authors, featuring stories with female perspectives. Kaling and Amazon Studios will then collaborate to make movies from the books.

This particular deal comes on top of a Kaling with Amazon Publishing for a novel and an essay collection, with the company getting first-look rights to both.

“We couldn’t be more excited to expand our collaboration with her on Amazon to not only showcase her incredible talents, but also introduce dynamic new storytellers to our global customers,” said Jennifer Salke, Head of Amazon Studios, in a press release.

Kaling has also been busy making similar deals with other companies. She has a deal with Warner Bros. Television to develop projects for the company’s various platforms, in the hope that it will not only develop scripted material, but also unscripted and online material.

Kaling’s Memoirs Nothing like I imagined did very well on the Amazon charts, and she also produced and starred in a movie called Late at night also for the conglomerate.

“I had the best time working on Nothing like I imaginedand I am excited to continue my relationship with Amazon,” Kaling said in a statement.

“I’m passionate about bringing unique stories to readers and viewers, and look forward to helping discover and support talented new voices through Mindy’s Book Studio.”

Kaling became known worldwide after her stint as Kelly Kapoor on Office, a series on which she wrote and also sometimes directed. She has also acted in several feature films, including Upside down, It is the end, Ralph’s Wrecks and Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian.

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