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Amazon launches free movie storyboard tool, with a catch

Amazon this morning launched a free online storyboarding tool through its Amazon Studios movie and television production group — aiming to give writers and filmmakers a new and easy way to visualize their scripts and share them with others for feedback. The tool, called “Storyteller,” is making its debut as a beta. It scans a… Read More


Amazon Studios greenlights ‘Betas,’ a comedy about Silicon Valley geeks

Amazon Studios is piloting its eighth comedy, and this is one that tech geeks may really enjoy — unless it ends up anything like Bravo’s “Startups: Silicon Valley,” of course. Directed by Michael Lehmann (Dexter, 40 Days and 40 Nights, True Blood), the show is called called Betas.  Here’s Amazon’s description: Set in the land of Silicon… Read More


Amazon is making a movie, starting with a comic book

Amazon tends to do things in non-traditional ways, and that fact is on full display with the debut this morning of the first installment of Blackburn Burrow, a digital comic book from the company’s Amazon Studios original content group. The free comic book, produced by 12 Gauge Comics, is actually a test for a feature film… Read More


Amazon hiring execs to make comedy and kids shows

Newly surfaced job postings provide some interesting clues about the company’s push into original programming. An Amazon unit called the People’s Production Company, an extension of its crowd-sourced Amazon Studios initiative, is seeking creative executives to develop half-hour comedy and kids shows “for online and traditional distribution.” As noted by AllThingsD’s John Paczkowski, that… Read More