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AMAZON PILOT SEASON: Q&A with Amazon Studio’s Roy Price
Q: How does working for a digital platform affect the shows you buy?
A: In an on-demand environment, people have to demand your show. Nobody turns on the TV and, what do you know, Alpha House is playing. Let’s say you had a show where 80 percent of the people you show it to think it’s pretty good. They might watch it, but none of those people think it’s a great show nor is it their favorite show. But then you have another show where only 30 percent of people like it. For every single one of them, they’re going to watch every single episode and they love it. Well, in an on-demand world, show No. 2 is more valuable. That really changes how you approach it, because what you need to do is get more specific. It’s less about following generic, general rules for creating television and more about finding a specific voice and a specific artist that people are going to be a fan of.
Check the entire interview here: Amazon Studios Head Roy Price on Competing With Netflix, Xbox Studios’ Demise (Q&A)

AMAZON PILOT SEASON: Q&A with Amazon Studio’s Roy Price

Q: How does working for a digital platform affect the shows you buy?

A: In an on-demand environment, people have to demand your show. Nobody turns on the TV and, what do you know, Alpha House is playing. Let’s say you had a show where 80 percent of the people you show it to think it’s pretty good. They might watch it, but none of those people think it’s a great show nor is it their favorite show. But then you have another show where only 30 percent of people like it. For every single one of them, they’re going to watch every single episode and they love it. Well, in an on-demand world, show No. 2 is more valuable. That really changes how you approach it, because what you need to do is get more specific. It’s less about following generic, general rules for creating television and more about finding a specific voice and a specific artist that people are going to be a fan of.

Check the entire interview here: Amazon Studios Head Roy Price on Competing With Netflix, Xbox Studios’ Demise (Q&A)

Interview with Charlie Hanson - Showrunner of Ricky Gervais’ Derek, Life’s Too Short, Extras and the upcoming David Brent movie

Interview with Charlie Hanson - Showrunner of Ricky Gervais’ Derek, Life’s Too Short, Extras and the upcoming David Brent movie

Interview with Nic Pizzolatto during CPH TV Festival 
Network note to him “Let’s give Rust Cohle at least a dog to make him more likable.” Pizzolatto: “you don’t have to like a character, you have to be fascinated by a character. Don’t give me your fear-based predictions.”

Interview with Nic Pizzolatto during CPH TV Festival 

Network note to him “Let’s give Rust Cohle at least a dog to make him more likable.” Pizzolatto: “you don’t have to like a character, you have to be fascinated by a character. Don’t give me your fear-based predictions.”

Vice News at CPH TV Festival - Drake Martinet, Head of Platform Vice News talks about Vice’s reporting mantra of being on the ground and embedded reporting in Iraq 

Vice News at CPH TV Festival - Drake Martinet, Head of Platform Vice News talks about Vice’s reporting mantra of being on the ground and embedded reporting in Iraq 

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Opening of Copenhagen TV Festival - True Detective Screening with Creator Nic Pizzolatto in the garden of the US Ambassador to Denmark

Opening of Copenhagen TV Festival - True Detective Screening with Creator Nic Pizzolatto in the garden of the US Ambassador to Denmark

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