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Short Concept Videos to Be Eligible for Option at Amazon Studios

Photo of Beth Hanna By Beth Hanna | Thompson on Hollywood June 27, 2013 at 2:13PM

Amazon has just announced that starting June 27, "concept videos" can be submitted and evaluated for a development option by Amazon Studios. These short films are meant to present a compelling idea for a commercial, theatrical film.
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Amazon has just announced that starting June 27, "concept videos" can be submitted and evaluated for a development option by Amazon Studios. These short films are meant to present a compelling idea for a commercial, theatrical film.

The films should be 2-15 minutes in length. The process works just as script submission does on Amazon Studios: Creators can submit publicly or privately, a 45-day option period ensues, and creators of projects accepted for the development slate will receive $10,000 in compensation. 

The Studios' current development slate is here.

Amazon recently launched a free tool for screenwriters to digitally storyboard their work for review. The company also has plenty going on in the world of original content series development -- their first drama TV show pilot for "Bosch," based on Michael Connelly's detective series, has been announced.

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Born and raised in Manhattan, Anne Thompson grew up going to the Thalia and The New Yorker and wound up at grad Cinema Studies at NYU. She worked at United Artists and Film Comment before heading west as that magazine's west coast editor. She wrote for the LA Weekly, Sight and Sound, Empire, The New York Times and Entertainment Weekly before serving as West Coast Editor of Premiere. She wrote for The Washington Post, The London Observer, Wired, More, and Vanity Fair, and did staff stints at The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. She eventually took her blog Thompson on Hollywood to Indiewire. She taught film criticism at USC Critical Studies, and continues to host the fall semester of “Sneak Previews” for UCLA Extension.