Amazon Studios, the movie-development arm of Amazon.com, today announced that it is expanding into episodic series — specifically primetime comedies and children’s shows.
TV writers and creators are invited to upload series proposals that will be reviewed by the Amazon Studios team and, potentially, added to the Development Slate. The best series will be distributed via Amazon Instant Video.
“Amazon Studios wants to discover great talent and produce programming that audiences will love,” said Roy Price, director of Amazon Studios. “In the course of developing movies, we’ve heard a lot of interest from content creators who want to develop original series in the comedy and children’s genres. We are excited to bring writers, animators and directors this new opportunity to develop original series.”
Of course, writers and filmmakers are still invited to submit their full-length feature film scripts for consideration at Amazon Studios. Creators of original movie scripts or series projects added to the Development Slate will receive a $10,000 payment. Learn more about Amazon Studios at the Hollywonk blog.