Ama­zon Stu­di­os announ­ced that they will shoot their 2014 series in 4k reso­lu­ti­on. The pilots of the series are alre­a­dy pro­du­ced and will be the first epi­so­de of the com­ple­te sea­son. The Series will arri­ve in late 2014 on Ama­zon Instant Video and Lovefilm. 

This round of come­dy and dra­ma series from Ama­zon will inclu­de „The After“, from Emmy-nominee Chris Car­ter (The X-Files), „Bosch“, based on the best-sel­ling Har­ry Bosch book series by Micha­el Con­nel­ly, „Mozart in the Jun­gle, from Aca­de­my Award-nominee Roman Cop­po­la (The Dar­jee­ling Limi­ted), Jason Schwart­z­man (Moon­ri­se King­dom, Rushmo­re) and Alex Tim­bers (Peter and the Star­cat­cher), „The Rebels“ from Kevin Iwa­shina, Jere­my Gareli­ck, Con­stan­ce Schwartz, Matt Alva­rez and Micha­el Stra­han (for­mer New York Giants foot­ball play­er and host of Live with Kel­ly and Micha­el), and „Trans­pa­rent from Emmy-nominee Jill Solo­way (Six Feet Under). The shows that are then selec­ted to move into full series, along with addi­tio­nal pilots fil­med in 2014, will all be fil­med in 4K.

Roy Pri­ce, Direc­tor of Ama­zon Stu­di­os:

As a pre­mi­um ori­gi­nal con­tent crea­tor, we’re exci­ted about 4K and the future of Ultra HD tech­no­lo­gy, par­ti­cu­lar­ly as we move into dra­ma series next year. All of the pilots and series we pro­du­ce next year will be shot in 4K. That inclu­des our first ever dra­ma series that we will green­light next year—we think cust­o­m­ers are going to love watching the­se series in the hig­hest reso­lu­ti­on ever avail­able to con­su­mers and we can’t wait to deli­ver it.“

Short description of the new series:

  • Trans­pa­rent: Trans­pa­rent is a darkly come­dic sto­ry about an LA fami­ly with serious boun­da­ry issu­es. In this explo­ra­ti­on of sex, memo­ry, gen­der and lega­cy, the past and future unra­vel when a dra­ma­tic admis­si­on cau­ses everyone’s secrets to spill out.
  • The Rebels (The Out­laws): The Out­laws is all about the ins and outs of a pro­fes­sio­nal foot­ball team from the per­spec­tive of both the play­ers and the back office.
  • Mozart in the Jun­gle: Sex, drugs and clas­si­cal music illus­tra­te what hap­pens behind the cur­ta­ins at the sym­phony can be just as cap­ti­vat­ing as what occurs on sta­ge.
  • Bosch: A poli­ce pro­ce­du­ral based on Micha­el Connelly’s novels about Har­ry Bosch (Wel­li­ver), a vete­r­an poli­ce homi­ci­de detec­tive with the Los Ange­les Poli­ce Depart­ment.
  • The After: No infor­ma­ti­on yet.

Sour­ce: amazon.com

Ama­zon Stu­di­os to Shoot 2014

Ori­gi­nal Dra­ma and Come­dy Series in 4K Ama­zon Stu­di­os’ first-ever full-leng­th dra­ma series will be shot in 4K Ultra High Defi­ni­ti­onoffe­ring view­ers four times the num­ber of pixels as stan­dard full HD In addi­ti­on, Ama­zon has intro­du­ced the “4K Ultra HDTV Gui­de” whe­re cust­o­m­ers can learn about the latest in high reso­lu­ti­on enter­tain­ment

SEATTLE–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Dec. 16, 2013– (NASDAQ: AMZN)—Amazon Stu­di­os, the ori­gi­nal film and TV pro­duc­tion arm of Amazon.com, today announ­ced that it plans to shoot all 2014 full ori­gi­nal series, inclu­ding come­di­es and dra­mas, in 4K Ultra HD. 4K is the latest and most advan­ced in high defi­ni­ti­on video, uti­li­zing dis­plays with an aspect ratio of at least 16:9 and capa­ble of show­ca­sing video at a reso­lu­ti­on of 3,840 x 2,160 pixels or 8.3 mil­lion pixels—that’s four times the num­ber of pixels as stan­dard full HD. 4K means cust­o­m­ers can enjoy their favo­ri­te movies and TV shows with unpre­ce­den­ted pic­tu­re clarity—details are shar­per with smoo­ther lines so that even up-clo­se images seem clea­rer and more rea­li­s­tic.

As a pre­mi­um ori­gi­nal con­tent crea­tor, we’re exci­ted about 4K and the future of Ultra HD tech­no­lo­gy, par­ti­cu­lar­ly as we move into dra­ma series next year,” said Roy Pri­ce, Direc­tor of Ama­zon Stu­di­os. “All of the pilots and series we pro­du­ce next year will be shot in 4K. That inclu­des our first ever dra­ma series that we will green­light next year—we think cust­o­m­ers are going to love watching the­se series in the hig­hest reso­lu­ti­on ever avail­able to con­su­mers and we can’t wait to deli­ver it.“

Ama­zon Stu­di­os announ­ced ear­lier this year that it will debut five new come­dy and dra­ma pilots in 2014. Cust­o­m­ers will be invi­ted to watch, pro­vi­de feed­back and help deter­mi­ne which of the pilots should be pro­du­ced as series to air exclu­si­ve­ly on Pri­me Instant Video and Amazon’s LOVEFiLM in the UK. This round of come­dy and dra­ma pilots from Ama­zon will inclu­de The After, from Emmy-nominee Chris Car­ter (The X-Files), Bosch, based on the best-sel­ling Har­ry Bosch book series by Micha­el Con­nel­ly, Mozart in the Jun­gle, from Aca­de­my Award-nominee Roman Cop­po­la (The Dar­jee­ling Limi­ted), Jason Schwart­z­man (Moon­ri­se King­dom, Rushmo­re) and Alex Tim­bers (Peter and the Star­cat­cher), The Rebels from Kevin Iwa­shina, Jere­my Gareli­ck, Con­stan­ce Schwartz, Matt Alva­rez and Micha­el Stra­han (for­mer New York Giants foot­ball play­er and host of Live with Kel­ly and Micha­el), and Trans­pa­rent from Emmy-nominee Jill Solo­way (Six Feet Under). The shows that are then selec­ted to move into full series, along with addi­tio­nal pilots fil­med in 2014, will all be fil­med in 4K.

Ama­zon has also intro­du­ced a 4K Ultra HDTV Gui­de at www.amazon.com/4K. Cust­o­m­ers will find hel­pful infor­ma­ti­on about the dif­fe­ren­ces bet­ween 4K and regu­lar high defi­ni­ti­on, an HD pixel com­pa­ri­son chart, a gra­ph that illus­tra­tes the various jumps in reso­lu­ti­on from stan­dard defi­ni­ti­on all the way to 4K, fac­tors that impact pic­tu­re qua­li­ty, and a gui­de on rele­vant ter­mi­no­lo­gy. Cust­o­m­ers will also find Amazon’s selec­tion of the latest models of 4K TVs and 4K com­pa­ti­ble recei­vers and Blu-ray play­ers. About Ama­zon Stu­di­os 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 and will then be noti­fied wit­hin 45 days if that script is optio­ned. Ama­zon Stu­di­os will read and review all sub­mis­si­ons and tho­se who choo­se to make their pro­jects public will also recei­ve feed­back from the Ama­zon Stu­di­os com­mu­ni­ty.

Most recent­ly, Ama­zon Stu­di­os debut­ed its first two come­dy series, Alpha Hou­se and Betas. The com­pany will release its first three kids series, Anne­bots, Crea­ti­ve Galaxy and Tum­bleaf, ear­ly next year. In addi­ti­on, ele­ven new pilots will debut in ear­ly 2014, inclu­ding kids’ pilots—Gor­ti­mer Gibbon’s Life on Nor­mal Street, Grid Smas­her, The Maker Shack Agen­cy and Wis­hen­poof!, and adult come­dy and dra­ma pilots—The After, Bosch, Mozart in the Jun­gle, The Rebels and Trans­pa­rent. They will be avail­able exclu­si­ve­ly on Ama­zon Instant Video and LOVEFiLM in the UK for all cust­o­m­ers to watch and pro­vi­de feed­back. Sin­ce laun­ch, more than 18,000 movie scripts and 4,000 series pro­jects have been sub­mit­ted to Ama­zon Stu­di­os. Ama­zon Stu­di­os con­ti­nues to invi­te series crea­tors to upload their pro­po­sals for come­dy and children’s pro­gramming at http://studios.amazon.com/getting-started/series or sub­mit them pri­va­te­ly via Ama­zon Stu­di­os. Com­pre­hen­si­ve cast and crew infor­ma­ti­on, inclu­ding bios and fil­mo­gra­phies, is avail­able on Amazon’s IMDb (www.imdb.com), the world’s most popu­lar and aut­ho­ri­ta­ti­ve sour­ce for movie, TV and cele­bri­ty con­tent.

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