Divisions Prime Movies
Founded 16 November 2010
|Area served Worldwide|
Parent organization Amazon.com, Inc.
|Products TV shows, Movies, Comics|
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Amazon Studios is a division of Amazon.com, that focuses on developing television shows, distributing and producing films, and comics from online submissions and crowd-sourced feedback. It was started in late 2010. Content is distributed through Amazon Video, Amazon’s digital video streaming service, and is a competitor to services like Netflix and Hulu.
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- Film and television
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- More scripts ordered
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Film and television
Scripts for television and film are submitted through the web. They are reviewed and rated by other readers in a crowd-source fashion, and/or by Amazon staff. Scripts may be submitted with the option to allow other people to modify them. In addition there is a separate submission method for professional writers (Writers Guild of America members) with separate rules.
Amazon has 45 days to choose a submitted script. If a project is chosen for development, the writer receives $10,000. If a developed script is selected for distribution as a full-budget movie, the creator gets $200,000; if it is selected for distribution as a full-budget series, the creator gets $55,000 as well as "up to 5 percent of Amazon’s net receipts from toy and t-shirt licensing, and other royalties and bonuses."
In 2008, Amazon expanded into film production, producing the film The Stolen Child with 20th Century Fox. In July 2015, Amazon announced it had acquired Spike Lee's new film, Chi-Raq, as its first Amazon Original Movie.
Amazon Studios had received more than 10,000 feature screenplay submissions as of September 2012, and 2,700 television pilots as of March 2013. 23 films and 26 television series were in active development as of March 2013. In late 2016, it reorganised its film division into Prime Movies.
In 2015, Transparent was the first show produced by Amazon Studios to win a major award and the first show produced by a streaming media service to win a Golden Globe for Best Series. In 2017, Amazon Studios became the first streaming media service to have an Oscar Best Picture nomination, earning it for Manchester by the Sea.
Amazon Studio's first and only comic book series was Blackburn Burrow released in 2012 as a free download. It contained a survey allowing Amazon to collect feedback to determine if it was worthwhile to make the comic into a film.