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Amazon Studios developing original comedy and children’s series

Amazon.com, Inc. announced 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. 

http://studios.amazon.com

 

 

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