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Amazon launches third pilot season

Amazon has launched five new pilots and is asking its Prime Instant Video subs in the US and UK to vote and comment on the quintet of new shows. Amazon will solicit the thoughts of customers ahead of selecting which shows will be taken to series. Votes and comments are elements in the selection process, […]

Amazon to launch third pilot season this month

Amazon Prime Instant Video is launching its latest season of pilots in the US and UK on August 28. Later this month, Amazon Prime subscribers will be offered five pilots: half-hour comedies The Cosmopolitans, Really and Red Oaks, and hour-long dramas Hand of God and Hysteria. Launching scripted drama and comedy pilots on the same […]

Amazon’s Q3 original video spend to hit $100m

Amazon is planning “significant growth” in its original content spend, increasing its investment in Prime Instant Video productions to more than US$100 million in Q3. Speaking on the firm’s second quarter earnings call, Amazon chief financial officer Tom Szkutak said: “We’re ramping up the spend from Q2 to Q3 significantly,” and adding: “It’ll also be […]

Amazon making Mena Suvari pilot with Universal

Amazon is making Hysteria, a new one-hour drama starring Mena Suvari (American Beauty). The pilot will be made by Amazon Studios, Universal Television and Alcon Television, the TV arm of movie producer Alcon Entertainment. Suvari will play Dr. Logan Harlen, a medic investigating an epidemic that is spreading through her home town of Austin, Texas. […]

Amazon adds cable-style comedy to third pilot season

Amazon Studios has unveiled another show for its third pilot cycle – a “strikingly honest cable comedy” from comic Jay Chandrasekhar. Really comes from Chandrasekhar (Super Troopers), who created, wrote and directed the pilot, and also stars alongside Sarah Chalke (Scrubs). It is produced with Main Street Films’ Craig Chang and Harrison Kordestani, and Jamie […]