Amazon plans to launch 12 films a yr in theaters and on Prime
In a bid to get extra subscribers and develop revenues, Amazon and Netflix have created unique content material to set themselves aside from not solely from one another, however main cable channels like HBO. Prime examples embrace Home of Playing cards, Orange Is The New Black and Clear. The web retailer has all the time prompt it might look to broaden past TV and into films, however solely now has it revealed its plan to do precisely that. In a launch as we speak, Amazon Studios stated it can ‘start to supply and purchase unique films for theatrical launch and early window distribution on Amazon Prime Prompt Video.”
What does this imply? Nicely, like Netflix, which is presently working with Yuen Wo-ping on a sequel to Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon, Amazon will finance its personal or purchase rights to films that may attraction to remain-at-residence movie lovers and moviegoers alike. Nevertheless, in contrast to its rival, Amazon’s Unique Films will hit theaters first after which attain Prime On the spot Video (within the US to start with) between 4 and eight weeks later. Assume what Sony did with The Interview, however utterly deliberate and never the results of a crushing hack.
“We sit up for increasing our manufacturing efforts into function movies. Our objective is to create shut to 12 films a yr with manufacturing beginning later this yr,” says Roy Worth, Vice President of Amazon Studios. “We hope this program may also profit filmmakers, who too typically wrestle to mount recent and daring tales that deserve an viewers.” Which may imply that you’re going to additionally type an element within the determination course of over which films make the minimize — in any case, Amazon already solicits opinion on its TV pilots.