Amazon has had a content development division for some time but now it’s announced plans to expand from just the films to develop (and distribute through its Instant Video service), original comedy and children’s series. The new focus is the tournament that Netflix and Hulu that have both dived headlong development of original TV show-style content that mirrors the content consumers seem to GRAVITATE toward on streaming services. According to the press release,
Amazon Studios willing to option a “promising project” per month for $ 10 k and pay the $ 55 k to a creator on their series is selected for deployment. Letters in the 22-minute pilot scripts for comedies and 11 minute pilot scripts for children’s shows, which Amazon will either option within 45 days, or the creator can choose between pulling it back and leave it up for community feedback.
There is more info on the site or in the press release after the break, but remember: If we see any series picked up where the dashingly handsome tech bloggers and fast-paced life they lead, we are coming to our clip.
Amazon Studios developing original comedy and children’s series for the Amazon Instant Video
Authors, animators and filmmakers around the world now invited comic and children’s series proposal
SEATTLE–(BUSINESS WIRE)–(NASDAQ: AMZN)-Amazon.com, Inc. announced today that Amazon Studios expands its development work in comedy and children’s series. Amazon Studios is Amazon’s content development division that uses audience feedback to identify large, original entertainment customers will love. Starting today, calls the series creators to upload their proposals for comedy and children’s programming to Amazon Studios at http://studios.amazon.com/getting-started/series. The best comedy and children’s series will be distributed through the Amazon Instant Video, Amazon’s digital video streaming service.
“In developing films, we have heard a lot of interest from content creators who want to develop original comics in comedy and children genres. We are pleased to have authors, animators and directors the opportunity to develop original series.
“Amazon Studios to discover talent and produces programming that the audience will love,” said Roy price, Director of Amazon Studios. “In developing films, we have heard a lot of interest from content creators who want to develop original comics in comedy and children genres. We are pleased to have authors, animators and directors the opportunity to develop original series.
Each month, Amazon Studios that the option of a promising new projects and add its development slate which is tested for profitability with an audience. If Amazon Studios choose to deploy a full-budget series, the creator will receive a $ 55,000 payment, up to 5% of the net proceeds from Amazon’s toy and t-shirt licensing, royalties, and other bonuses. Amazon Studios, production companies, people’s production company, is signed to the Writers Guild of America and The Animation Guild local 839.
To submit a project, a five-page, along with a 22-minute pilot scripts for comedies or an 11 minute pilot scripts for children’s show description. Within 45 days of submission, will Amazon Studios to either extend an option on the project for 10,000 or invite the creator to add project on Amazon Studios website. If a project is optioned, creator removed their idea from Amazon Studios website or leave it to get community feedback.
Amazon Studios new series development is led by Joe Lewis, formerly with 20th Century Fox and Comedy Central, and Tara Sorensen, former National Geographic Kids.
Amazon Studios was launched in November 2010. Since then more than 700 test movies and 7,000 scripts have been submitted and 15 film project is currently under construction. Visit http://studios.amazon.com for more information on Amazon Studios. Follow the blog Amazon Studios, Hollywonk (http://www.hollywonk.com) for current news, tips on film production and writing, or insightful interviews with industry leaders.