We already know that Amazon is on its way to making movies since 2010 and that they are doing it by asking submissions for scripts. Well, good news to scriptwriters, because Amazon Studios recently released a few changes in its submission rules.
Rules on private submissions has been amended (writers can now opt whether to pass their works privately or otherwise), as well as evaluation period for scripts has been limited to only 45 days, and $10,000 option extensions of 18 months will be given to best works.
Amazon Studios also has currently two open writing tasks, and they are willing to pay $33,000 each for script rewrites for projects ’12 Princesses’ and ‘I Think My Facebook Friend is Dead.’
“We’re eager to get movies made and we look forward to seeing the best work that writers have to offer. This is why we have an open door,” said Roy Price, head of Amazon Studios. The newest movie outfit is an output deal with Warner Bros., and since its 2010 launch, it has featured 700 test movies and awarded more than $1.9M for scripts.
via Deadline NY
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