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A sneak peek at Those Who Can’t, an Amazon Studios pilot in production for Prime Instant Video. The show was created by Andrew Orvedahl, Adam Cayton-Holland, and Benjamin Roy, and inspired by their web series, The Grawlix. Orvedahl says the process has been “an amazing experience” so far:

"Coming from the world of self-produced web shorts, leaping into a full-length sitcom pilot was new to all of us, including the Nix brothers, who were directing and shooting. It was basically an immersive crash course in how to make a pilot. Spending the previous year making those web shorts paid off quite a bit because we already had the working chemistry both behind and in front of the camera. We’d been doing this in a way just for fun, weekend after weekend, for free. So I’m really glad we had been working on The Grawlix web series all this time.”

Learn more about this and other Amazon Studios pilots in production.

Amazon Studios Greenlights Six Original Series Pilots for Prime Instant Video

Amazon Studios today announced that it will be producing six original series pilots for Prime Instant Video. The comedy series were created by a mix of established writers such as Garry Trudeau (Doonesbury) and David Javerbaum (The Daily Show), as well as newcomers discovered via Amazon Studios’ open-door development process.

This marks the studios’ first pilot order since expanding into original series development earlier this year. The pilots will be shown to viewers on Amazon Instant Video in 2013, and viewer response will help determine which series move forward. Completed series will be exclusively available to members of Prime Instant Video and LOVEFiLM in the UK for free.

Amazon Studios logo“Since launching our original series development effort, we have received more than 2,000 series ideas from creators around the world, with all different backgrounds, and we are extremely excited to begin production on our very first set of shows,” said Roy Price, Director of Amazon Studios. “The six comedy series will begin production shortly, and once they are complete, we intend to post the pilots on Amazon Instant Video for feedback. We hope Amazon customers will help us decide which original series we should produce.”

And what do the series creators think?

“Amazon has been so innovative and successful in so many realms, it’s impossible not to get excited about its new venture into online programming,” said Trudeau, whose Amazon Studios series, Alpha House, is a D.C.-set comedy about lawmakers who live together. “We look forward to partnering with Amazon’s creative team, making a great show, and, as the holidays approach, receiving free two-day shipping for the entire cast and crew.”

The comedy series going into pilot production are:

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