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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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 ...

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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.

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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 digita...

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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 tit...

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    Amazon Studios Options First Novel, Self-Published Southern Gothic 'SEED'

    Amazon's original content branch Amazon Studios has optioned the rights for author Ania Ahlborn's "SEED," a self-published Southern Gothic horror novel centering on a man whose malignant supernatural past catches up with him following a car accident. This is the first novel option for the studio, wh...

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