According to a couple of job postings on the Amazon jobs site, the online retailer is hiring creative execs to develop programming through its Amazon Studios initiative. The jobs specifically are for the “People’s Production Company,” which is the name of the production studio producing original content, located in Sherman Oaks, Calif. Successful applicants would report to Amazon’s VP of Series Development and would be expected to:
- Assess pilot proposals
- Work with writers and artists to develop series ideas
- Staff, cast and produce pilots in a cost-efficient way
- Supervise series production when series are greenlit
It’s not like Amazon weren’t already looking to create original TV series’ before, but it looks like they’re finally getting serious about it. Probably due to Netflix recently releasing their own original series (Lilyhammer), which has been receiving some good feedback from critics.
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