Amazon is joining other over-the-top providers like Hulu and
Netfilx that have moved into the original production business with plans to produce
original comedies and children's programming, according to All Things Digital. The
shows would be distributed via the Amazon Instant Video offering.
The report noted that "Amazon Studios head Roy Price won't
discuss his budget, or the number of shows he intends to make, or a timeline
for getting them on the Web."
But Amazon is looking to create shows with the on-screen
quality of "real" TV shows and will spend "commensurate production budgets,"
according to the author of the piece, Peter Kafka.
Amazon is soliciting shows via the Web and will pay around "$10,000
for an option, $55,000 if a show gets produced, plus possible royalties" the
article also reveals. For more see: http://allthingsd.com/20120502/amazon-gets-into-the-sitcom-business/