Amazon Instant Video Gives Green Light to Three Comedy Pilots. They Include Scripts by Emmy-, Oscar- and Tony-Nominated Writers TVWeek
"Amazon today announced it has given the green light for the production of three new half-hour pilots," the Internet giant announced today.
The announcement continues: "New pilots include 'Mozart in the Jungle' written by Academy Award nominee Roman Coppola ('The Darjeeling Limited'), Jason Schwartzman ('Moonrise Kingdom,' 'Rushmore') and Alex Timbers ('Peter and the Starcatcher'); 'The Outlaws' written by Jeremy Garelick ('The Break-Up') and Jon Weinbach; and 'Transparent' written and directed by Emmy Award nominee Jill Soloway ('Six Feet Under'). Customers will be invited to watch, provide feedback and help determine which pilots should be produced as series to air exclusively on Prime Instant Video and Amazon’s LOVEFiLM in the UK in early 2014."
Here's a little about each show. To read the full press announcement about the shows, please click here.
Mozart in the Jungle
" 'Mozart in the Jungle' was written by Oscar-nominated writer and director Roman Coppola ('Moonrise Kingdom,' 'The Darjeeling Limited'), actor and musician Jason Schwartzman ('Saving Mr. Banks,' 'Moonrise Kingdom,' 'Scott Pilgrim vs. the World'), and Tony-nominated writer and director Alex Timbers ('Peter and the Starcatcher'). The project is based on the memoir 'Mozart in the Jungle' by Blair Tindall. 'Mozart in the Jungle' is all about sex, drugs -- and classical music -- and shows that what happens behind the curtains at the symphony can be just as captivating as what happens on stage."
"Written by Jeremy Garelick and Jon Weinbach, 'The Outlaws' is all about the ins and outs of a professional football team from the perspective of both the players and the back office. 'The Outlaws' creative team also includes Matt Alvarez and Michael Strahan, former football player for the New York Giants and host of 'Live with Kelly and Michael.' "
"Written and directed by Emmy nominee and 2013 Sundance Best Director winner Jill Soloway ('Afternoon Delight,' 'Six Feet Under' and 'United States of Tara'), 'Transparent' is a darkly comedic story about an LA family with serious boundary issues. In this exploration of sex, memory, gender and legacy, the past and future unravel when a dramatic admission causes everyone's secrets to spill out. Jeffrey Tambor, Judith Light, Gaby Hoffmann, Amy Landecker and Jay Duplass star in the pilot."