Amazon greenlit a fourth season of the popular Amazon Original Series Bosch

SEATTLE, 2016-Oct-18 — /EPR Retail News/ — Amazon today (-Oct. 17, 2016) announced it has greenlit a fourth season of the popular Amazon Original Series Bosch. Seasons one and two of the Emmy-nominated drama are now available exclusively on Amazon Prime Video in the US, UK,Germany, Austria and Japan via the Amazon Video app for TVs, connected devices including Fire TV, mobile devices and online at http://amazon.com/boschtv. For a list of all Amazon Video compatible devices, visit www.amazon.com/howtostream. Bosch is produced by Fabrik Entertainment, a Red Arrow Entertainment Group company. Season three is currently in production and slated to premiere in 2017.

Based on Michael Connelly’s best-selling novels, the hour-long series Bosch stars Titus Welliver (Lost) as Detective Harry Bosch, Jamie Hector (The Wire) as Jerry Edgar, Amy Aquino (Being Human) as Lt. Grace Billets, Madison Lintz (The Walking Dead) as Maddie Bosch and Lance Reddick (The Wire) as Deputy Chief Irvin Irving. Season two has an average customer rating of 4.8, with 84% 5 star reviews.

Here’s what customers have been saying:

  • “Season 1 & 2 were awesome, I really enjoyed each one. I can’t wait for season 3.”
  • “We want more Bosch!”
  • “Bosch is a winner. Stellar cast. Strong story.”
  • “One of the most flawless adaptations of a popular series I’ve ever had the pleasure of viewing!”
  • “Love this show!”
  • “It is one of the best dramas I have seen in a long time”
  • “Only series I have ever binge watched!”
  • “Since I discovered Bosch, I can’t stop watching it. Awesome series.”

“We are excited to announce the fourth season renewal of Amazon Prime Video’s longest running original drama series, Bosch,” said Roy Price, Vice President, Amazon Studios. “Prime members have loved following Detective Harry Bosch as he navigates difficult situations in his professional and personal lives, and we’re excited to let them know that even more is coming.”

“I am happy beyond words. To think we are going to get another season to explore these characters is wonderful. Our team has worked very hard to create the most realistic detective show possible and I think that is resonating with viewers,” said Connelly. “Titus and the rest of the cast and crew are dedicated to this. We are raising the storytelling bar with season three and we’ll do it again in four.”

“Bosch has continued to exceed all of our expectations in terms of its US and international appeal, with the show proving hugely popular with audiences around the world,” said Henrik Pabst, Managing Director at Red Arrow International. “We are delighted that the show will be back for season four.”

Bosch was developed for television by Eric Overmyer (Treme, The Wire, Homicide: Life on the Streets) and is executive produced by Overmyer, Henrik Bastin (The 100 Code, American Odyssey, The Comedians) from Fabrik Entertainment (a Red Arrow Entertainment Group company), Pieter Jan Brugge (Heat, The Insider, The Clearing), and Connelly. Welliver also serves as Producer.

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Amazon Original Series Trial to debut exclusively on Prime Video in the US, UK, Germany, Austria, and Japan next year

Amazon Original Series stars Oscar winners Billy Bob Thornton and William Hurt, along with Olivia Thirlby, Maria Bello and Molly Parker, and is written by David E. Kelley and Jonathan Shapiro, Executive Produced by Kelley, Shapiro and Ross Fineman and Directed by David Semel

SEATTLE, 2015-12-2 — /EPR Retail News/ — (NASDAQ: AMZN)—Amazon today announced it has greenlit dramatic Amazon Original SeriesTrial to debut exclusively on Prime Video in the US, UK, Germany, Austria, and Japan next year. The new series stars Oscar winners Billy Bob Thornton (Fargo) and William Hurt (Broadcast News), along with Olivia Thirlby (Juno), Maria Bello (Prisoners) and Molly Parker (House of Cards). Trial is written by David E. Kelley (Ally McBeal) and Jonathan Shapiro (The Practice); executive produced by Kelley, Shapiro and Ross Fineman (Lights Out); and directed by David Semel (Madam Secretary).

“Billy Bob Thornton, William Hurt and David E. Kelley are world-class talents who have achieved longstanding success in captivating storytelling,” said Roy Price, Vice President, Amazon Studios. “We are excited to bring this series to our customers next year.”

Trial stars Thornton, Hurt, Thirlby and Bello in the ultimate David vs. Goliath battle fought in the 21st century American legal system. The series follows a down-and-out lawyer (Thornton) as he seeks redemption. His one shot depends on getting justice in a legal system where truth has become a commodity, and the scales of justice have never been more heavily weighed toward the rich and powerful.

Trial will be available for Prime members to stream and enjoy through the Amazon Video app for TVs, connected devices and mobile devices, or online at Amazon.com/originals, at no additional cost to their membership. The series will be available in SD and HD, as well as in 4KUltra HD and High Dynamic Range (HDR) on compatible smart TVs. Customers who are not already Prime members can sign up for a free trial at www.amazon.com/prime.

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Amazon Video includes tens of thousands of movies and TV episodes available on Prime Video at no additional charge to Prime members, as well as access to hundreds of thousands of titles to buy or rent. Amazon Video is the only service in the world that brings customers both of these options in one place.

Prime Video, available on Amazon Video, lets Prime members enjoy binge-worthy TV shows including Amazon Original Series airing now such as the multi-Golden Globe-winning and Emmy-winning series Transparent, the critically acclaimed The Man in the High Castle, Red Oaks, Hand of God, Bosch,

Catastrophe and Mozart in the Jungle as well as hit series like Sex and the City, Veep, Girls, The Sopranos, Entourage, Curb Your Enthusiasm and The Wire. Prime Video also offers members blockbuster movies such as Transformers: Age of Extinction, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit, Star Trek Into Darkness and The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, among others. Prime members have access to a collection of kids shows including Amazon Original Series Annedroids, Gortimer Gibbon’s Life on Normal Street, the Annecy, Annie and multi-Emmy Award-winning Tumble Leaf, and Wishenpoof, as well as popular shows from Nickelodeon and Nick Jr. including SpongeBob SquarePants, Dora the Explorer, Team Umizoomi, and Blue’s Clues.

Prime members can look forward to new and returning original series premiering this year such as the second season of Transparent onDecember 11, along with Mozart in the Jungle premiering later this year. Coming in 2016 will be the second seasons of Bosch and romantic comedy Catastrophe, along with the debut season of The New Yorker Presents and Mad Dogs.

Amazon Video can be accessed through the Amazon Video app on TVs, connected devices and mobile devices, or online at Amazon.com/amazonvideo. Prime Video titles can also be downloaded for offline enjoyment—the only subscription streaming service to offer this functionality. Customers who are not already Prime members can sign up for a free trial at Amazon.com/prime.

Amazon Prime is an annual membership program for $99 a year that offers customers unlimited Free Two-Day Shipping on more than 20 million items across all categories, unlimited Free Same-Day Delivery on more than a million items in 16 metro areas, unlimited streaming of tens of thousands of movies and TV episodes, more than one million songs, more than one thousand playlists and hundreds of stations with Prime Music, early access to select Lightning Deals all year long, free secure, unlimited photo storage in Amazon Cloud Drive with Prime Photos and access to more than 800,000 books to borrow with the Kindle Owners’ Lending Library. In addition, Prime members in select cities receive one and two hour delivery through Prime Now on tens of thousands of items through a mobile app. Not a member? Start a free trial of Amazon Prime at amazon.com/prime.

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Amazon announced free, cloud-based screenwriting software for writers

Amazon also offers new expansions on open-door script submission policy, making it easier than ever for writers to break into Hollywood

SEATTLE, 2015-11-20 — /EPR Retail News/ — (NASDAQ:AMZN) — Amazon today announced Amazon Storywriter, a free, cloud-based screenwriting software for writers of all levels to create movie and TV screenplays in standard format, offering an alternative to costly industry options. Also, in an effort to further enable talented writers to present their work for consideration and to expand its search for the next great movie or TV series, Amazon will now accept drama submissions and will no longer take a free option on scripts submitted directly to the amazonstudios.com site.

Starting today, creators can simply log in with their Amazon account to access Amazon Storywriter. This writer-friendly software takes the pain out of formatting, with features including auto-format as you type and import/export of PDF, FDX and Fountain formats. Screenwriters can write online while their scripts are saved as they work, knowing all their material is being stored securely in the cloud. Additionally, they can write offline with a free installable Chrome app for Mac and PC.

“Amazon is thrilled to support the evolution of our creative community by offering advanced tools like Amazon Storywriter to assist both established and aspiring writers in telling their stories,” said Roy Price, Vice President, Amazon Studios. “Amazon is dedicated to producing high-quality, original films and television series that customers love, and enabling more writers to obtain access to creative resources will ultimately help us discover great new talent. Just recently we were thrilled to debut the second season of Gortimer Gibbon’s Life on Normal Street, a kids show that came to us as a script submission. The show has been a huge hit with customers and a testament to the open door process—we can’t wait to see what comes in next.”

Amazon is always on the lookout for compelling new voices and interesting characters in series and movies that have the potential to become hits. Amazon continues to accept original scripts for feature films, primetime comedy series for adults, series for children between the ages of 2-14, and now for the first time also welcomes drama series submissions. In addition, Amazon will no longer take a free option on script submissions, thus allowing Writers Guild of America and the Animation Guild members to submit their original material through the online submission process.

For more information, please visit https://studios.amazon.com/

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Amazon Studios launched in 2010 as a new way to develop feature films and episodic series—one that’s open to great ideas from creators and audiences around the world. Anyone can upload a script online for Amazon Studios to review, and those who choose to make their projects public can also receive feedback from the Amazon Studios community.

Amazon Studios is known for bringing Prime members the multi-Golden Globe-winning and Emmy-winning series Transparent along with original hits like Red Oaks, Hand of GodBoschCatastrophe and Mozart in the Jungle. Prime members also have access to a collection ofAmazon Original series for kids such as AnnedroidsGortimer Gibbon’s Life on Normal Street, Wishenpoof, and the Annecy, Annie, and multi-Emmy Award-winning Tumble Leaf. Amazon Studios much anticipated series The Man in the High Castle premieres this week onNovember 20, and season two of the Emmy and Golden Globe-winning Transparent will come to Prime members on December 11. Coming soon will be the second seasons of Mozart in the JungleBosch and the romantic comedy Catastrophe, along with the debut season of the docu-series, The New Yorker Presents and Mad Dogs. Amazon Studios will premiere its first original movie, Chi-Raq in movie theaters onDecember 4.

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Amazon.com opened on the World Wide Web in July 1995. The company is guided by four principles: customer obsession rather than competitor focus, passion for invention, commitment to operational excellence, and long-term thinking. Customer reviews, 1-Click shopping, personalized recommendations, Prime, Fulfillment by Amazon, AWS, Kindle Direct Publishing, Kindle, Fire tablets, Fire TV, Amazon Echo, and Alexa are some of the products and services pioneered by Amazon. For more information, visit www.amazon.com/about.

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