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Monday, February 13,2012

Amazon Studios Branches Out Into Original TV for Web and Network

Amazon is looking for television executives to develop original half-hour kids‘ and comedy series for both online and traditional distribution, according to two new job postings at Amazon.com.

The driving force behind these hires is Amazon Studios, which solicits screenplays, pitches and test movies from anyone on the web. This means that unlike Netflix, Amazon isn’t looking to compete with television cable channels in bidding on projects from established industry names; it’s doing something more homespun, closer to YouTube or (especially in its focus on animation) even Fox, but with a professional sheen.

Both jobs were advertised on Twitter on Friday by Amazon Studios Director Roy Price, retweeted by the Amazon Studios account, and subsequently reported by GigaOM’s Ryan Lawler.

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