Hollywood Reporter – Roy Price Says Amazon Will Do More Straight-to-Series Orders

Price also took time to disagree with the notion of ‘”peak TV,” noting that Hollywood was not “running out of ideas.”

August 25, 2017

‘Amazon will order more shows straight-to-series as the pilot system it has been using slows down the process, Roy Price, vp of Amazon Studios, told the Edinburgh TV Festival on Friday.

“It’s been helpful,” he said about the pilot system. “It’s always helpful to get feedback,” including from asking customers. But he said that “pilots are going to have to play probably less of a role going forward,” explaining: “The reality is they sort of slow you down.” Instead of the 12-18 months process to get a show on air, it takes two years with a pilot.’

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