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Attention Filmmakers: Amazon Studios Wants To Turn Your Short Into a Feature. Here's How.

Photo of Nigel M Smith By Nigel M Smith | Indiewire June 27, 2013 at 4:21PM

Ever dreamed of making your short film into a feature length project or series? Well, starting today, Amazon Studios will accept your shorts (or "concept videos," as they're calling them) in the hope of finding a compelling idea for a feature film or episodic series that they will produce. They've been accepting scripts for a while now -- what's new is the video element.
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Ever dreamed of making your short film into a feature length project or series? Well, starting today, Amazon Studios will accept your shorts (or "concept videos," as they're calling them) in the hope of finding a compelling idea for a feature film or episodic series that they will produce. They've been accepting scripts for a while now -- what's new is the video element.

Here's how it works: Filmmakers are invited to submit 2-15 minute videos to the Amazon Studios site; the process works just like script submission. Creators can submit either privately or publicly.

After that there is a 45-day option and evaluation period, during which Amazon decides whether they'll option your project or not. If they decide to buy it (and its associated rights) they'll pay $200,000 for a movie script, and $55,000 if it's a script for an episodic series. 

For more info on their venture and for instructions on how to submit click HERE.

This article is related to: Amazon Studios, News, Filmmaker Toolkit: Student Filmmakers, Filmmaker Toolkit: Production






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