Saturday, March 12, 2011

Amazon Studios - some needles appear in the haystack

Amazon Studios has announced their Feb script competition semi-finalists.
Semi-finalist lists are down the right-hand side.

IMHO good news to see more scripts engaging with social issues. Up until now Amazon Studios seems to have been dominated by entertaining escapism avoiding all challenging thoughts about the issues of our time. Now based mainly on loglines but with some script reading I count 11 out of 50 with some social issues merit:
The Argentine Job, E-Town, Exiled, Gimme Shelter, Heartland, Malabo, The Narcissist, The Nevsky Prospect, Survival, Tijuana, Zombie Robots.

If you register there as a site member then you can read the scripts.

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