Amazon is getting into the movie business




Amazon wants a chunk of Hollywood’s business, too

After a string of successes in television—including multiple Golden Globe wins for Transparent—the e-commerce company wants to produce 12 movies per year. The movies will debut in theaters, but they’ll also be available on Prime Instant Video in the United States only four to eight weeks after they’re released in theaters, Amazon announced on Monday. That’s at least 30 weeks faster than the average movie

Amazon’s movie division, which film producer Ted Hope will head, will get to work this year. Read more…

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