November 17, 2010

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Amazon Studios

Do you, or someone you know have an idea for a movie? Well, if so, you might want to check out Amazon Studios.

But, just what is Amazon Studios? Well, to take it from the horse’s mouth:

What is Amazon Studios?

Movies have been developed pretty much the same way since talkies were considered cutting-edge. But here at Amazon Studios, we believe 21st-century technology creates opportunities to make and share movies and scripts more easily than ever. We invite you to:

  • Win money. Amazon Studios will award a combined $2.7 million in our first year’s worth of monthly and annual contests for the best scripts and movies. There is no charge to participate. Learn more.
  • Get noticed. Your work will be shared with a global community of filmmakers and fans, who can offer revisions and advice. Screenwriters can see their words come to life as full-length test movies made by directors vying for our $100,000 monthly awards.
  • Get your movie made. The goal of Amazon Studios is to work with Hollywood to turn the best projects into major feature films.

So basically, it is amazon’s way of getting into the “making films” industry as opposed to just being in the “selling films” industry. Seems like a great idea for them. You come to them with your great idea, they give you some money and, unless I miss my guess, a bunch of free publicity on the site, which incites others to… buy a copy of or a ticket to your film, which amazon definitely gets a share of in the case of the former, and probably in the case of the latter.

Any aspiring screenwriters out there? What do y’all think about this?