Screen Junkies » Amazon Studios http://www.screenjunkies.com Movie Reviews & TV Show Reviews Wed, 17 Dec 2014 20:49:34 +0000 en hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.3.3 The Sh*ttiness That Is ‘Zombieland’ Won’t Be Rewarded With A Spin-Off Series http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/the-shttiness-that-is-zombieland-wont-be-rewarded-with-a-spin-off-series/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/the-shttiness-that-is-zombieland-wont-be-rewarded-with-a-spin-off-series/#comments Fri, 17 May 2013 20:23:22 +0000 Wookie Johnson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=254908 The Internet has spoken!

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The Zombieland series is dead on arrival. Creator Rhett Reese took to Twitter last night to report the news that the terrible pilot inspired by the movie would not be picked up by Amazon after all. He tweets, “I’ll never understand the vehement hate the pilot received from die-hard Zombieland fans. You guys successfully hated it out of existence.”

The cheap-o version of the not particularly enjoyable movie was posted on Amazon with a few other pilots in the first wave of the company’s experiments with original programming. It was the highest profile pilot released but thanks to an absence of quality and an abundance of negative feedback, the series will not be moving forward. In fact, I hear the cast will never work again. Even the ones who hid their faces behind heavy amounts of zombie makeup.

What’s most impressive is how quickly and well this system worked. You have to hate something sooo hard to make it no longer exist. So good job! Now let’s get to work on making the movie version disappear too. Hate until it hurts! (CHUD)

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Amazon.com Wants to Make Movies, Not Just Sell Them http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/amazon-com-wants-to-make-movies-not-just-sell-them/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/amazon-com-wants-to-make-movies-not-just-sell-them/#comments Wed, 17 Nov 2010 18:21:11 +0000 Jame Gumb http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=8416 Amazon.com isn't content to sell you movies. They also want to make the movies they sell you. That's why they've launched Amazon Studios, a website that allows aspiring screenwriters to submit their work, collaborate with other screenwriters, and win over a million dollars in monthly prizes. But the real prize seems to be a deal with Warner Bros.

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Amazon.com isn’t content just selling you movies. They also want to make the movies they sell you. That’s why they’ve launched Amazon Studios, a website that allows aspiring screenwriters to submit their work, collaborate with other screenwriters, and win over a million dollars in monthly prizes. But the real prize seems to be a deal with Warner Bros. which has an exclusive “first look” deal giving them 18 months to option a script. And according to Roy Pierce, the head of Amazon Studios, the company has a vested interest in helping writers cut a deal.

“The goal is to get commercial feature films made and distributed through the studio system,” Price said. “That’s the only way this project can make any money.”

Reaching out to wannabe filmmakers sounds like a great way to find untapped talent. However I fear the worst from this endeavor…

(LA Times via /Film)

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