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Professionalism: 2.5 stars2.5 stars2.5 stars (2.4/5.0)
Feedback: 2 stars2 stars (1.8/5.0)
Signficance: 2.5 stars2.5 stars2.5 stars (2.6/5.0)
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Objective

Movies have been developed pretty much the same way since talkies were considered cutting-edge. But here at Amazon Studios, we believe 21st-century technology creates opportunities to make and share movies and scripts more easily than ever. We invite you to:

  • Win money. Amazon Studios will award a combined $2.7 million in our first year's worth of monthly and annual contests for the best scripts and movies. There is no charge to participate. Learn more.
  • Get noticed. Your work will be shared with a global community of filmmakers and fans, who can offer revisions and advice. Screenwriters can see their words come to life as full-length test movies made by directors vying for our $100,000 monthly awards.
  • Get your movie made. The goal of Amazon Studios is to work with Hollywood to turn the best projects into major feature films.

Deadline/Entry Fees

Entry fee: Free

Rules

  • You must be at least 18 (or the age of majority where you reside).
  • Your script must complete its upload and processing by 11:59 PM Pacific Time on the last day of the contest entry period. This could take hours, so make sure you give yourself plenty of time.
  • Only scripts between 85 and 160 pages long (in standard script format) are eligible for contest awards.
  • An eligible original script for a project will receive at least 50% of the Best Script award if the winning script is selected from that project.
  • A script in this month's contest will also be considered for the annual contest and subsequent monthly contests for which it is eligible.

Awards

Two Best Script Awards: $20,000 each.

Amazon Studios

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Overall: 2.5 stars2.5 stars2.5 stars (2.5/5.0)
Professionalism: 2.5 stars2.5 stars2.5 stars (2.4/5.0)
Feedback: 2 stars2 stars (1.8/5.0)
Signficance: 2.5 stars2.5 stars2.5 stars (2.6/5.0)
Report Cards: 8    
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Amazon Studios

Contact

Web: Click here

Report Card

Overall: 2.5 stars2.5 stars2.5 stars (2.5/5.0)
Professionalism: 2.5 stars2.5 stars2.5 stars (2.4/5.0)
Feedback: 2 stars2 stars (1.8/5.0)
Signficance: 2.5 stars2.5 stars2.5 stars (2.6/5.0)
Report Cards: 8    
Have you entered?
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Contest News

Amazon Studios Announces Best Test Movie and Script of the Year

Amazon has announced the winners of the Amazon Studios best test movie and best script Annual Awards. Amazon Studios is an online movie development process that invited filmmakers and screenwriters around the world to submit full-length test movies and scripts to make money, get discovered and get their movie made. 12 Princesses, written and directed by Rob Gardner, a family friendly musical tale about a love-struck farm boy in a magical world, wins for best test movie of the year and will be awarded $1 million. Origin of a Species, written by Matthew Gossett, a thriller about an ex-cop facing the greatest obstacle of his life, won the $100,000 best script prize.

"It has been a very exciting year for Amazon Studios. We received projects from all over the world and have enjoyed collaborating with filmmakers and screenwriters on some amazing original stories," said Roy Price, director of Amazon Studios. "Choosing the best test movie and the best script of the year was extremely challenging--with thousands of projects submitted it was difficult to recognize only two. Still, after much deliberation and debate, it was the way 12 Princesses' magical story came to life in the test movie that pulled it to the top for the million dollar prize, and it was Origin of a Species' nail-biting suspense that stuck with us long after we finished reading the story."

Amazon Studios first launched in November of 2010, since then the Amazon Studios community has submitted more than 700 test movies and 7,000 scripts. In the last year, 39 scripts, test movies and trailers were highlighted in contests and awarded more than $1.9 million in cash prizes. Additionally, Amazon Studios recently attached prominent producers to three projects discovered through the community to help further their development process.

12 Princesses and Origin of a Species both received tremendous community feedback on the site but it was ultimately the judges that voted to make them the 2011 winners. Judging for the best test movie award was Alexander Payne, writer and director of The Descendants and Trevor Groth, director of programming for Sundance Film Festival. For best script of the year, Lawrence Bender, producer for Inglourious Basterds, Pulp Fiction and Good Will Hunting, along with Akiva Goldsman, writer for A Beautiful Mind, The Da Vinci Code and Angels & Demons and Courtenay Valenti, executive vice president of production for Warner Bros. Pictures selected the winner.

"Amazon Studios seemed genuinely interested in exploring avenues outside the standard channels, and I thought I'd give it a whirl," said Matthew Gossett, winner of Best Script Award. "The experience has been great."

Updated: 02/09/2012
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Amazon Studios

Contact

Web: Click here

Report Card

Overall: 2.5 stars2.5 stars2.5 stars (2.5/5.0)
Professionalism: 2.5 stars2.5 stars2.5 stars (2.4/5.0)
Feedback: 2 stars2 stars (1.8/5.0)
Signficance: 2.5 stars2.5 stars2.5 stars (2.6/5.0)
Report Cards: 8    
Have you entered?
Please submit a Report card.

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