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New CBS Series 'Under the Dome' Now Available to Stream on Amazon Instant Video (TRAILER)

The critically acclaimed CBS summer series "Under the Dome" -- which nabbed the network very high ratings when it kicked off last Monday -- is now available to stream on Amazon Instant Video.
  • By Ryan Lattanzio
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  • July 1, 2013 2:58 PM
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Short Concept Videos to Be Eligible for Option at Amazon Studios

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.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • June 27, 2013 2:13 PM
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Amazon Develops First Drama Series, Police Procedural 'Bosch,' Based on Michael Connelly Novels

Amazon remains gung-ho on the original content business. Amazon Studios is developing its first drama series, "Bosch," a police procedural based on Michael Connelly's Detective Harry Bosch novels. Per Deadline, the pilot is written by Connelly and "Treme" co-creator Eric Overmeyer.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • June 26, 2013 12:49 PM
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Amazon Studios Launches Storyteller, Free Tool to Transform a Script to a Digital Storyboard

Amazon Studios is launching a free online tool, titled Amazon Storyteller, that will turn your submitted script into a storyboard. Included in the new program are digital characters that say your dialogue, so that others can assess it -- sort of like a storyboard and live-read function in one.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • June 10, 2013 1:41 PM
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Amazon Snags Streaming Rights to 'Dora the Explorer,' 'Spongebob' and More After Netflix Drops Viacom Deal

Amazon Instant Video is the new home of beloved Nickelodeon cartoons "Spongebob Squarepants," "Dora the Explorer" and more after Netflix elected not to renew their licensing deal with Viacom.
  • By Ryan Lattanzio
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  • June 5, 2013 4:25 PM
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Navigating the Streaming Studio System, from Amazon and Netflix to Warner Archive Instant

Viewers have more than their fair share of choices when it comes to online video content, as both Amazon and Warner Bros. have recently unveiled new streaming services to compete with on-the-rise Netflix.
  • By Ryan Lattanzio
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  • May 8, 2013 2:35 PM
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A New Age of Original Content Needs Script Services: A Guide

Hollywood is allergic to taking risks on the unknown. But not every young adult franchise or fairy tale retelling can be as uber-successful around the world as "Twilight" ($392 million), "The Hunger Games" ($691 million) or "Oz: The Great and Powerful" ($426 million to date). This year's "Beautiful Creatures" grossed $57-million worldwide, and $200-million "Jack the Giant Slayer" mustered a miserable global $158 million.
  • By Sophia Savage
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  • April 9, 2013 2:27 PM
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Amazon and IMDb Launch X-Ray for TV Feature for Kindle Fire Users

Amazon and IMDb are launching a new TV iteration of "X-Ray for Movies." The original feature was released six months ago, and allows users to access corresponding IMDb info with one tap while watching films on their Kindle Fires. The new feature does the same thing, but for television series.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • March 27, 2013 2:24 PM
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The Best In Digital Entertainment Content: What We Would Buy with $100

The digital world offers free content galore, and then there's all that mystery content hidden behind pay-walls. We've sifted through the best of the priced materials to determined what's worth paying for. Inspired by PaidContent, our TOH team picked what we'd buy if we had $100 to spend on digital entertainment content. There's some overlap: clearly a Netflix subscription is something none of us can do without.
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  • December 27, 2012 3:10 PM
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Amazon Releases 2012 Bestsellers; Self-Publishing, Romance and Erotica Ruled

Amazon's 2012 list of bestsellers highlights the increasing impact of self-published authors and their relationship with traditional publishers. Four of the five romance titles on the list were originally independently published, and then scooped up by a traditional publisher that pushed the hot titles into the bestselling stratosphere.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • December 17, 2012 2:54 PM
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