Amazon will produce up to 12 original movies a year for cinema release

January 19, 2015 2:26 PM

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Amazon Studios might be better known for TV shows, but Amazon has today revealed firm plans to enter the cinema realm by producing and acquiring “original movies for theatrical release and early window distribution on Amazon Prime Instant Video,” the company says in a press release.

This is a big move from Amazon, as it seeks to narrow the theatrical release window to between four and eight weeks. It can often take up to a year for films to land on subscription video-on-demand (SVoD) services such as Netflix and Amazon Prime Instant Video, however they do typically land on DVD/...

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