Transparent, the first truly good Amazon original series, just got renewed for a second season. The series chronicles Jeffrey Tambor's late-in-life gender transition, and it is excellent. [h/t @KateAurthur]
Rumors have been floating around for the past couple of months that Amazon was looking to produce sitcoms and children's television. Now All Things D is confirming it: Amazon is looking to pay $10,000 to option scripts and $55,000 if a show is greenlit. Furthermore, shows are expected to "look and feel like 'real' TV…
This is pretty bizarre, but when you consider the support they give writers on their Kindle program, it makes more sense. Would-be screenwriters can submit scripts to Amazon, which will buy the rights for $200,000 if they like it.