Amazon Studios: Get Your Animation Made
Get that Dust of your old Animation ideas book, online retail giant Amazon has decided to try its luck in the animation industry. Amazon Studios is now accepting proposals for original animated series for distribution via its digital video streaming service Amazon Instant Video
Make Money From Animation
If the bigwigs from Amazon think your idea is good enough you could be looking at a cheque for $55,000. Here’s how they break it down:
To be considered, a series project must have a pilot script for a 22-minute episode (or 11-minute episode, if it’s a children’s series) and a series mini-bible — a project description 2-6 pages in length. Within 45 days of submission, Amazon Studios will either extend an option on the project or invite the creator to add it to the Amazon Studios community. If a project is not optioned, creators may remove their idea from the Amazon Studios site or leave it to get community feedback.
Each month, Amazon Studios intends to option one promising new series and add it to their Development Slate. If Amazon Studios produces a series, the creator will receive a $55,000 payment, plus 5 percent of Amazon’s net receipts from toy and T-shirt licensing, and other royalties and bonuses.
If you can’t be bothered to read, then here’s a picture that explains it all
What Are My Chances
Amazons current plan is for the studio to option only one project per month as an addition to their development slate for audience testing. So looks like you’ll have fend off a lot of competition to get your series made.
Get Your Series Made Elsewhere
If you don’t like putting all your eggs in one basket, try submitting your script/ idea to other respected outlets.
Note that Mondo Media is accepting shorts running 2-3 minutes in length and not the 22 minutes that Amazon requires, so it’ll be more suited to the joke on top of joke writer. A good example of what they’re after is Dick Figures
Good Luck Submitting Your Animated Series to Amazon