The latest coup came from Amazon late last week when it announced that the former stars of the BBC's "Top Gear" television program—Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May—would join to head up "an all-new car show".
Both Netflix and Amazon have ramped up investment in original programming and scooped up awards in the process. Both companies have also revived shows that were discontinued elsewhere, such as "Arrested Development" on Netflix.
Here's a list of the top actors and writers teaming up with Netflix and Amazon and the shows and movies to which they have or will contribute.
—By CNBC's Arjun Kharpal on August 4, 2015.