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Old 02-21-2016, 09:49 PM   #41
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This is where I think you might be going off the rails a bit. Again - no judgement- but half-assed father? Opt out of having kids, sure, I totally get that. Kids take a ton of focus and that's not for everyone. But if you have a kid, when you bring someone into the world, you're responsible for them. JMHO.

oh I know, it's wrong, as a person with no kids, I can't see me caring about a kid more than this... AGAIN however, once (if) I have a kid, I hope life changes me... But I perfectly see me as that successful man whose kids despise him for not being there for their birthdays. Like I wrote my own story, I can see it so clear... It is wrong, but that's who my character is.

I appreciate you being so cool about this though, I respect you respecting my views... Even when it differs from yours, again thank you for that.
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Old 05-27-2017, 08:41 PM   #42
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What are these guys looking for? Projects under a certain price range? I just wonder if there is a budget that is too high for Amazon Studios.
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Old 05-28-2017, 05:56 AM   #43
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What are these guys looking for? Projects under a certain price range? I just wonder if there is a budget that is too high for Amazon Studios.
Since they don't really answer the question themselves, and you have to guess by their past work and development slate on IMDBpro, check out their forums:

https://studios.amazon.com/forums

There'll you'll see the litany of complaints from writers who've submitted and been rejected - me among them. However, you'll also see some logical possible answers to your query.

Most importantly, they seem far more interested in pilots than in features. We see this from the methodology they display in their open submission system: Features of any type and genre and budget appear to be passed on in 2-3 days after 1-3 downloads by their creative staff. Meanwhile, pilots go a far longer route, often up to 90 days - some, inexplicably, far longer - before being rejected.

The submissions that have been accepted for development through this system has been few and far between, but it has happened. It's free, and the company involved certainly can't claim poverty - ie., they CAN make movies. I'd say it's a no-brainer to submit to them, especially since there's now no lock on the read option.

But still, be prepared for a long wait before you get an automated rejection email. At least they do do that, as opposed to the majority who, for example, even after they accept the script for a read after you query them, never EVER respond with the rejection.

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Old 05-28-2017, 07:01 PM   #44
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Since they don't really answer the question themselves, and you have to guess by their past work and development slate on IMDBpro, check out their forums:

https://studios.amazon.com/forums

There'll you'll see the litany of complaints from writers who've submitted and been rejected - me among them. However, you'll also see some logical possible answers to your query.

Most importantly, they seem far more interested in pilots than in features. We see this from the methodology they display in their open submission system: Features of any type and genre and budget appear to be passed on in 2-3 days after 1-3 downloads by their creative staff. Meanwhile, pilots go a far longer route, often up to 90 days - some, inexplicably, far longer - before being rejected.

The submissions that have been accepted for development through this system has been few and far between, but it has happened. It's free, and the company involved certainly can't claim poverty - ie., they CAN make movies. I'd say it's a no-brainer to submit to them, especially since there's now no lock on the read option.

But still, be prepared for a long wait before you get an automated rejection email. At least they do do that, as opposed to the majority who, for example, even after they accept the script for a read after you query them, never EVER respond with the rejection.

g'luck!
Thanks for the information. Do you think they're just looking for projects or are they also looking for writers to groom? Meaning, they might find a project that is too expensive for them or doesn't make business sense, but might like the writing sample... would they then be looking to develop other material with that writer?
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Old 05-30-2017, 12:50 PM   #45
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I got a fairly quick rejection on a pilot I submitted. If I remember correctly was within a few days.
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Old 06-19-2017, 04:31 PM   #46
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I get so many emails from Amazon I'd probably delete it, thinking it's about those kitty litter liners I ordered...
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Old 06-20-2017, 07:37 AM   #47
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Thanks for the information. Do you think they're just looking for projects or are they also looking for writers to groom? Meaning, they might find a project that is too expensive for them or doesn't make business sense, but might like the writing sample... would they then be looking to develop other material with that writer?
There are literally thousands of writers submitting to them. They don't need to "groom" anyone. The last time I submitted, I think a year or 2 ago, they had certain projects they were looking for on the website.
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Old 06-20-2017, 12:06 PM   #48
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I think they're done taking stuff from the general public. I had one of their original options in 2012. I sent them a similar script through the site last year, and they shot me down in a few days.

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Old 06-23-2017, 09:08 AM   #49
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I sent mine in March 9 and just heard back last night.
Same generic rejection letter they probably give everyone else, but it seems to have taken them 3 1/2 months to write it...
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Old 06-30-2017, 11:59 AM   #50
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What are these guys looking for? Projects under a certain price range? I just wonder if there is a budget that is too high for Amazon Studios.
They're looking for projects that can be produced in the $5-25 million budget range. That's for features. No idea on pilots.
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