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LOVEFiLM to stream 14 pilots

April 22, 2013

zombielandAmazon’s streaming service LOVEFiLM will pilot a range of comedies and children’s shows online in new plans unveiled by the online retail giant.

A stable of fourteen different shows, including Alpha House starring John Goodman, and Zombieland –  a spin-off of the Hollywood movie of the same name – will be put to the public vote to decide whether they get made into full series.

All are made by independent production companies but produced by Amazon Studios. “This is the first time Amazon Studios has done this,” said Simon Morris, LOVEFiLM’s chief marketing officer. “This isn’t X Factor for some new titles where you get to vote and they’re fairly gimmicky… It has a unique position in the world in that it has a platform that’s a pay platform, it has an entertainment platform.”

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