Amber Rasberry is Amazon Studios senior film executive. In her new role she oversees day-to-day production, development and acquisitions for Amazon’s original movies slates as well as reports to film co-heads Julie Rapaport and Matt Newman.
Rasberry joined the streaming giant from Paramount Players, where she served as vice president of development and as well worked with Lee Daniels on the forthcoming “The United States vs. Billie Holiday,” and brought in Wanuri Kahiu to direct “On the Come Up,” based on the bestselling novel by Angie Thomas.
She also shepherded “Bounce” starring Jojo Siwa and developed “Daring to Live” based on Sheri Hunter’s book with producer Devon Franklin.
Amber Rasberry over the course of her extensive career served in a variety of roles of several prestigious organizations; Before joining Paramount, Rasberry was vice president of production at Global Road, and before that head of production at Kevin Hart’s label Laugh Out Loud, where she helped launch the digital network. Prior to joining Laugh Out Loud, Rasberry was director of development at 34th St Films, a subsidiary of Tyler Perry Studios, where she identified, lobbied for, and secured the acquisition of Academy Award winner “Precious.”
She also served as production executive for the film adaptation of the seminal play “For Colored Girls,” she notably assembled a historic cast of Black actresses including Kerry Washington, Janet Jackson, Whoopi Goldberg and Phylicia Rashad. Rasberry also worked on “Peeples” with Craig Robinson, and served as a producer on “Seasons of Love” with Taraji P. Henson, Gladys Knight and Method Man, Variety reports.