Fortune reports that it spotted a LinkedIn profile for an Amazon executive named Joe Lewis, a veteran of 20th Century Fox and Comedy Central who listed his current title as “Vice-President of Original Television at Amazon” until Fortune inquired for more details — at which point his title on LinkedIn was changed to “Vice-President, Production at Amazon Studios.”
It’s not the first clue we’ve seen. Last month, job listings showed that an Amazon unit called the People’s Production Company, an extension of its crowd-sourced Amazon Studios initiative, was seeking creative executives to develop half-hour comedy and kids shows “for online and traditional distribution.”
The detailed listing on Lewis’ LinkedIn profile says he’s “Vice-President of Production at People’s Production Company at Amazon Studios.”
Television would be a new step for the Amazon Studios initiative, which has focused on feature films up to this point, using a public development process that enlists aspiring screenwriters, artists and filmmakers to compete for prizes.
We’ve asked Amazon for comment on its television production plans, and we’ll update this post depending on the response.