4 posts tagged gortimer
4 posts tagged gortimer
Leave it to the sheep with the jet pack to soar atop of Amazon Studios’ most popular projects list. Buck Plaidsheep has also zoomed onto the Amazon Studios Development Slate, which was announced in May and expanded throughout the year via our open-door submission process.
Here are the 10 most viewed and downloaded children’s series projects of 2012:
Gortimer Gibbon’s Life on Normal Street was written by David Anaxagoras, who said of his project: “I wanted to create something I would have loved as a kid, and even now as an adult, something that didn’t feel corporate and slick. And I’m tired of seeing this message that you only have value if you have a special awesome talent.”
Learn more about the Amazon Studios Series Development Slate.
Gortimer Gibbon’s Life on Normal Street is, in the words of its creator, David Anaxagoras: “a look at the lives of three quirky but lovable tweens. It’s whimsical and funny and dark and wondrous and sad all those things that childhood can be, especially when you are in the process of leaving it behind.”
It’s also one of the first children’s series optioned by Amazon Studios. And Anaxagoras is chronicling the process on his blog.
Last Friday, I had a development meeting with Amazon Studios and it went very, very well. Everyone is excited to be moving forward with this series. I’ll be getting notes from Amazon Studios next week and then I’ll be rewriting the pilot script.
Amazon Studios has an array of projects on their series development slate and continues to add to it. At some point in the next few months they’ll chose projects to go to pilot. I hope “Gortimer” will be among them.
He’s also sharing his creative process, most recently with this “brief history in Tweets”, which gives you a great sense of what has inspired him – and what Amazon Studios appreciated about his series.
I wanted to create something I would have loved as a kid, and even now as an adult, something that didn’t feel corporate and slick. And I’m tired of seeing this message that you only have value if you have a special awesome talent.
Learn more about the Amazon Studios development process, for series (and for movies).
Amazon Studios has added two new children’s series to its development slate– each one a celebration of the creative and inspiring adventures that kids can have in their own back yard or while walking down “Normal Street.”
Both shows were created by newcomers discovered via Amazon Studios’ open-door development process. Learn more about how to submit your own ideas here.
These new series join Buck Plaidsheep on the Amazon Studios Series Development Slate, which also features three comedies aimed at a grown-up audience.
Here’s the scoop on the two new shows:
Gortimer Gibbon’s Life on Normal Street
Creator: David Anaxagoras
Premise: Life is anything but normal for 11-year-old Gortimer and his two best pals.
Target audience: Children/Tweens
Why we like it: Memorable and distinctive writing. We love the quirkiness of the environment and characters.
Javi and the Treehouse Club
Creator: Federico Badia
Premise: A boy and his animal friends discover how nature can inspire human inventiveness.
Target audience: Preschoolers
Why we like it: The breathtakingly beautiful artwork, memorable and funny characters and potential for science themes in the curriculum.
Amazon Studios intends to add projects to its Series and Movie Development Slates on a regular basis. If you have an original script that you’d like to see considered, you may submit it privately or publicly. The Amazon Studios team will evaluate each submitted project and in 45 days decide whether or not to pay $10,000 to extend the initial option by 18 months and add the project to the Development Slate. Learn more.
WGA members can learn more by having their agent contact our Los Angeles-based production company, Amazon Studios, Inc.