Amazon Studios expands into TV collection, seems to load up on content material for streaming
Amazon has had a content material improvement division for a while however at this time it is introduced plans to broaden from simply films to creating (and distributing, by way of its Prompt Video service) unique comedy and youngsters’s collection. The brand new focus follows the competitors like Netflix and Hulu which have each dived headlong into creating unique TV present-type content material that mirrors the content material shoppers appear to gravitate in the direction of on streaming providers. In response to the press launch Amazon Studios is prepared to choice one “promising undertaking” per thirty days for $10k and pay $55k to a creator if their collection is chosen for distribution. Submissions of twenty-two-minute pilot scripts for comedies and eleven-minute pilot scripts for youngsters’s exhibits are being accepted, which Amazon will both choice inside forty five days or the creator can select between pulling it again and leaving it up for group suggestions. There’s extra information on the website or within the press launch after the break, however simply keep in mind: if we see any collection picked up about dashingly good-looking tech bloggers and the quick-paced lives they lead, we’re coming for our minimize.
Might 02, 2012 eleven:32 AM Japanese Daylight Time Amazon Studios to Develop Unique Comedy and Youngsters’s Collection for Amazon On the spot Video
Writers, animators and filmmakers around the globe at the moment are invited to submit comedic and youngsters’s collection proposals
SEATTLE–(BUSINESS WIRE)–(NASDAQ:AMZN)-Amazon.com, Inc. at present introduced that Amazon Studios is increasing its improvement efforts into comedy and youngsters’s collection. Amazon Studios is Amazon’s content material improvement division that makes use of viewers suggestions to determine nice, unique leisure clients will love. Beginning immediately, collection creators are invited to add their proposals for comedy and youngsters’s programming to Amazon Studios at http://studios.amazon.com/getting-began/collection. One of the best comedy and youngsters’s collection can be distributed via Amazon Immediate Video, Amazon’s digital video streaming service.
“In the middle of creating films, we have heard numerous curiosity from content material creators who need to develop unique collection within the comedy and youngsters’s genres. We’re excited to deliver writers, animators and administrators this new alternative to develop unique collection.”
“Amazon Studios needs to find nice expertise and produce programming that audiences will love,” stated Roy Worth, director of Amazon Studios. “In the middle of creating films, we have heard plenty of curiosity from content material creators who need to develop unique collection within the comedy and youngsters’s genres. We’re excited to convey writers, animators and administrators this new alternative to develop unique collection.”
Every month, Amazon Studios intends to choice one promising new venture and add it to the event slate the place will probably be examined for viability with an viewers. If Amazon Studios elects to distribute a full-finances collection, the creator will obtain a $fifty five,000 cost, as much as 5 % of Amazon’s internet receipts from toy and t-shirt licensing, and different royalties and bonuses. Amazon Studios’ manufacturing firm, the Individuals’s Manufacturing Firm, is signatory to the Writers Guild of America and to The Animation Guild, Native 839.
To submit, a venture should have a 5-web page description, together with a 22-minute pilot script for comedies, or an eleven-minute pilot script for youngsters’s exhibits. Inside forty five days of submission, Amazon Studios will both prolong an choice on the challenge for $10,000 or invite the creator so as to add the challenge to the Amazon Studios website. If a undertaking just isn’t optioned, creators might take away their concept from the Amazon Studios website or depart it to get group suggestions.
Amazon Studios new collection improvement is led by Joe Lewis, beforehand with twentieth Century Fox and Comedy Central, and Tara Sorensen, previously with Nationwide Geographic Youngsters.
Amazon Studios launched in November 2010. Since then, greater than seven hundred check films and seven,000 scripts have been submitted and 15 film tasks are at present underneath improvement. For extra details about Amazon Studios, go to http://studios.amazon.com. Comply with the Amazon Studios weblog, Hollywonk (http://www.hollywonk.com) for up-to-date information, recommendations on filmmaking and writing or insightful interviews with business leaders.