Amazon looks to develop comedy and children's series
Amazon’s content development division Amazon Studios is to expand into comedy and children’s series, the company has announced.
Amazon Studios will be begin to invite series creators to upload proposals for comedy and children’s programming to its website, which, if produced, will be streamed through the Amazon Instant Video service.
The company plans to option one new project each month and add it to its development slate where it will be test with an audience. The creator will receive a payment of $55,000, and up to 5% of the net receipts for royalties, should a full budget series go ahead.
Roy Price, director of Amazon Studios, commented: “Amazon Studios wants to discover great talent and produce programming that audiences will love. 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.”
Projects not option will be able to be removed by their creators from the site, or leave it to gauge community feedback.