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Amazon Video Direct, Self-Service Platform For Content Creators

Monday, October 9, 2017   (0 Comments)
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From The Hollywood Reporter:

When Jane Lynch took home a shortform Emmy on Sept. 10 for her performance in soap opera satire Dropping the Soap, she shed light on an under-the-radar program at Amazon that is driving audiences to projects that would normally get lost in the glut of video available online.

Amazon Video Direct, a self-service platform where anyone can upload a video and make money off of its distribution, is giving a number of filmmakers and digital companies access to the same audiences watching Transparent or The Man in the High Castle. In the 16 months since its launch, the program has paid out "tens of millions" to its partners, executives say, as it has caught on with such firms as Funny or Die and several dozen indie filmmakers.

- Read the full article at HollywoodReporter.com


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