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 shows." Hulu, Netflix, Google...look out!
Amazon offered up a few more details on how their pitch process will work: aspiring series creators can submit their show idea to Amazon here. Once a month, they will option a new show, which will be thrown into the pool of possible candidates for production. If you have a brilliant idea, all you need is a five page description and a spec script. If Amazon likes it, they'll get back to you within 45 days. [Amazon, AllThingsD]