Why Amazon Studios is a bad, bad, deal.

Recently, Amazon launched “Amazon Studios,” a strange mashup of contest/development/crowd-sourcing designed to help filmmakers “break in” by getting noticed, winning money and even having their movies released by Warner Brothers.

It’s a bad, bad, bad, bad, bad, bad deal.

Well, let me amend that.

It’s a GREAT deal if your script stinks and your movie shouldn’t get made. Under those circumstances, someone’s reading your crap, maybe even helping you with your crap, and perhaps as a result of human fallibility, you might even get some money for your crap.

But if your script is GOOD? If you’re actually talented? If you have real potential as a writer, director or filmmaker?

Bad, bad, bad, bad deal.

How is it bad? Let us count the ways.

Craig Mazin of The Artfull Writer has a great article on the “Amazon deal” – read the whole story here.

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