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MIPCOM 2013 keynote speakers announced

The keynote speakers in the ‘Media Mastermind’ strand for this year’s MIPCOM have been announced. Event organisers Reed Midem have signed up Frances Berwick, president of US cable net Bravo; Cécile Frot-Coutaz (pictured), CEO, FremantleMedia; Ryan Kavanaugh, CEO, Relativity Media; and Roy Price, director of Amazon Studios for this year’s conference. Reed Midem said the […]

Amazon chooses first-ever original TV series

Amazon has selected the pilots that it will take to series with a John Goodman comedy, another from True Blood director Michael Lehmann and three kids series. The five series come from a pool of 14 pilots that Amazon launched on its Prime Instant Video service in the US and Lovefilm service in the UK […]

Amazon says originals off to a strong start

Amazon Studio’s first slate of original pilots have been the most-watched content on the company’s streaming service since they launched on Friday, April 19. Amazon in the US and its UK service Lovefilm launched 14 pilots, spanning several genres from kids to drama and comedy shows. Days after launch it said that new pilots made […]

Global nets bag Canadian kids science series

Broadcasters in Germany, Canada and Sweden are onboard a new kids’ science and technology series from Sinking Ship Entertainment and TVOKids. The 26x30mins live action/animation series Annedroids follows a genius child scientist and her friends who perform experiments in her junkyard laboratory. Distributor Picture Box Distribution has brokered a coproduction deal with German children’s channel KiKA […]

News brief: Amazon adds another comedy pilot

Amazon Studios, the production arm of online retailer Amazon, has added the eighth comedy project to its pilot line-up. Betas is about a group of tech-savvy millennial characters trying to connect with the world and comes from Michael Lehmann (Heathers, Dexter, True Blood) and Michael London (Sideways, The Visitor). It joins the previously announced Alpha […]

Amazon greenlights pilot for original kids series

Amazon Studios has greenlit a pilot of Sara Solves It, an animated kids series about solving maths problems. The series has been developed by Amazon’s content division alongside Carol Greenwald of US broadcaster WGBH and Angela Santomero of Out of the Blue Enterprises. The show follows brother and sister duo Sara and Sam on mystery […]

Amazon launching first original series

Online retailer Amazon is set to go head to head with rival Netflix as it finalises a deal for its first original series. Amazon Studios, the company’s programming arm, is to pilot Browsers, a single camera comedy from 3 Arts Entertainment and David Javerbaum, a staff writer at The Daily Show. The series was previously […]

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