Amazon Studios terms apparently much improved
Ayal Pinkus (Level 5) ~ 4/9/2012 6:14 AM
"This paradigm shift in Amazon Studios really does finally open some doors for the struggling writer (and director). If you previously wrote off Amazon Studios, I can't stress enough that things have changed for the better."
Chris Keaton (Level 5) ~ 4/9/2012 8:36 AM
It really makes more sense. No more real contests. They essentially (unfortunate for us) want to entice experienced writers to submit. I'm sure they realized pros weren't submitting because of those terms. And really it doesn't take more than 45 days to tell whether you are interested in the script anyway. Some argue that the payment scheme isn't the best, but really it's pretty good for a first or possible even second major sale. Yeah, they can really cut you out after they buy it, but that happens to a lot of deals so it's nothing to cry over.
I wouldn't suggest anyone go there with their truly indie scripts, they are clearly looking for commercial films, which suits me fine.
Caroline Coxon (Mod Emeritus) ~ 4/11/2012 4:12 AM
John August feels more optimistic about Amazon too!