This account is pending registration confirmation. Please click on the link within the confirmation email previously sent you to complete registration. Need a new registration confirmation email? Click here
(NASDAQ: AMZN)— Building on a successful first round of comedy pilots last April, Amazon today announced it has given the green light for the production of three new half-hour pilots.
New pilots include
Mozart in the Jungle written by Academy Award-nominee
Roman Coppola (
The Darjeeling Limited),
Jason Schwartzman (
Alex Timbers (
Peter and the Starcatcher),
The Outlaws written by
Jeremy Garelick (
The Break-Up) and
Jon Weinbach and
Transparent written and directed by Emmy Award-nominee
Jill Soloway (
Six Feet Under). Customers will be invited to watch, provide feedback and help determine which pilots should be produced as series to air exclusively on Prime Instant Video and Amazon’s LOVEFiLM in the UK in early 2014.
“We are thrilled to be working on these pilots with such talented creators with passionate visions for new shows,” said Roy Price, Director of Amazon Studios. “We are excited to hear what customers think of the shows.”
Mozart in the JungleMozart in the Jungle was written by Oscar-nominated writer and director
Roman Coppola (
The Darjeeling Limited), actor and musician
Jason Schwartzman (
Saving Mr. Banks,Moonrise Kingdom,
Scott Pilgrim vs. the World), and Tony-nominated writer and director
Alex Timbers (
Peter and the Starcatcher). The project is based on the memoir
Mozart in the Jungle by Blair Tindall.
Mozart in the Jungle is all about sex, drugs—and classical music—and shows that what happens behind the curtains at the symphony can be just as captivating as what happens on stage.
“Many shows are in a single world;
Mozart in the Jungle is an unusual show in that there are two worlds fused together. On one side is the high-level skill and sophistication that comes with classical music, and at the same time it’s a story that includes people rising up from the bottom, trying to make it in the big world. I love the sense of contrast, the high and the low, the refined and the more base—I hope audiences will love it too,” said Roman Coppola, co-creator of
Mozart in the Jungle. “Amazon has been incredibly supportive and they have given us their blessing to make this show. We are very much in harmony and we feel lucky to be working with a partner that is so in sync with us and what we want to do.”
Jeremy Garelick and
The Outlaws is all about the ins and outs of a professional football team from the perspective of both the players and the back office.
The Outlaws creative team also includes
Matt Alvarez and
Michael Strahan, former football player for the New York Giants and host of
Live with Kelly and Michael.
“Jon Weinbach and I could not be more excited about
The Outlaws, it’s been great transforming this story into a pilot with the help of Amazon,” said
Outlaws creator Jeremy Garelick. “We have found Amazon’s support for original and edgy content to be second to none; the opportunity to blend crushing comedy and hits is endless. We want to make
Outlaws the show that everyone will love—not just football fans.”
Written and directed by Emmy-nominee and 2013 Sundance Best Director winner
Jill Soloway (
Six Feet Under and
United States of Tara),
Transparent is a darkly comedic story about an LA family with serious boundary issues. In this exploration of sex, memory, gender and legacy, the past and future unravel when a dramatic admission causes everyone's secrets to spill out.
Amy Landecker and
Jay Duplass star in the pilot.
“With my astonishingly talented cast and crew we created an incredible pilot,” said
Transparent creator Jill Soloway. “I hope we’ll be making a full season very soon. I am so grateful to Amazon for their trust and for allowing this story to unfold onscreen in such a human, organic way. They have provided me with one of the most creative experiences of my career.”
About Amazon Studios
Amazon Studios launched in 2010 as a new way to develop feature films and episodic series—one that's open to great ideas from creators and audiences around the world. Anyone can upload a script and will then be notified within 45 days if that script is optioned. Amazon Studios will read and review all submissions and those who choose to make their projects public will also receive feedback from the Amazon Studios community. Recently, Amazon Studios announced six new kids' pilots including
Gortimer Gibbon’s Life on Normal Street, Grid Smasher, Hard-Boiled Eggheads,
The Jo B. & G. RaffShow, The Maker Shack Agency and
Wishenpoof! The pilots will be available on Amazon Instant Video in early next year for all customers to watch and provide feedback.
This fall, Amazon Studios will debut its first full comedy series
Alpha House and
Betas available exclusively on Prime Instant Video and Amazon LOVEFiLM in the UK.
Since launch, more than 18,000 movie scripts and 4,000 series projects have been submitted to Amazon Studios. Amazon Studios continues to invite series creators to upload their proposals for comedy and children’s programming at
http://studios.amazon.com/getting-started/series or submit them privately via Amazon Studios.
Comprehensive cast and crew information, including bios and filmographies, is available on Amazon's IMDb (
www.imdb.com), the world’s most popular and authoritative source for movie, TV and celebrity content.
Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN), a Fortune 500 company based in Seattle, opened on the World Wide Web in July 1995 and today offers Earth’s Biggest Selection. Amazon.com, Inc. seeks to be Earth’s most customer-centric company, where customers can find and discover anything they might want to buy online, and endeavors to offer its customers the lowest possible prices. Amazon.com and other sellers offer millions of unique new, refurbished and used items in categories such as Books; Movies, Music & Games; Digital Downloads; Electronics & Computers; Home & Garden; Toys, Kids & Baby; Grocery; Apparel, Shoes & Jewelry; Health & Beauty; Sports & Outdoors; and Tools, Auto & Industrial. Amazon Web Services provides Amazon’s developer customers with access to in-the-cloud infrastructure services based on Amazon’s own back-end technology platform, which developers can use to enable virtually any type of business. Kindle Paperwhite is the world’s best-selling and most advanced e-reader. It features new display technology with higher contrast, the next generation built-in light, a faster processor, the latest touch technology, and exclusive new features designed from the ground up for readers. Kindle, the lightest and smallest Kindle, features improved fonts and faster page turns. The new Kindle Fire HDX features a stunning exclusive 7” or 8.9” HDX display, a quad-core 2.2 GHz processor, 2x more memory, and 11 hours of battery life, as well as exclusive new features of Fire OS 3.0 including X-Ray for Music, Second Screen, Prime Instant Video downloads, and the revolutionary new Mayday button. The all-new Kindle Fire HD includes an HD display, high-performance processor and dual speakers at a breakthrough price.