Amazon Throws Spaghetti on the Wall
My dad taught me that the way to tell if spaghetti is done is simple: take a small noodle, throw it on the wall and see if it sticks.
If it sticks to the wall, it’s done.
Try it at the next potluck. (Don’t say that we never did anything for church ladies.)
Amazon Studios has been throwing piles of noodles on the wall, hoping SOMETHING will stick.
According to a recent article at The Hollywood Reporter, so far, nothing has.
Kim Masters exposes this inconvenient truth and writes, “Many current and former Amazon executives…describe Amazon Studios as a confusing and frustrating place to do business. When it comes to movies, where Amazon’s footprint is expanding following the $8.5 billion acquisition of MGM a year ago, a veteran producer says that, in recent years, “there has been no sense of what the philosophy is.”
Or as LinkedIn News editor Melissa Cantor points out, Amazon Studios, “lacks a vision.”
That’s a problem. A huge problem. This is Business 101, people.
But they’re not the only streaming studio that lacks a vision.
The people who are signing contracts with us who have been courted by other studios and streamers have consistently said the same thing about other streamers as well. After they meet with our CCO, Jason Farley, they have shared about the wasteland of vision.
To sum it up, none of them have a clear vision. I’m talking Pureflix, Angel Studios, Daily Wire, or any studio in Hollywood you care to name.
Sure, they want to make money. But the point of the article is that Amazon cannot create a culture shifting series, even if they negotiate with the Tolkien estate to try to do so. The bottom line, in this case, is not really the bottom line. It’s the writing.
In short, their content sucks.
They can throw a truck load of poorly written cosplay level fan fiction at the wall and that crap will not stick. Even if they pay a billion dollars to produce it.
Now, I know what you’re thinking. You’re thinking, “What??? Who are YOU to talk about ANY of this? You’re a startup who hasn’t done anything beyond a beta test. Shut your face, loser.”
I’ll tell you who we are. We’re a startup with a clear vision. And 40+ filmmakers have signed contracts with us because of it.
We’re also writing code like code writers who write code on Monster energy drinks in lieu of a launch that is only weeks away.
And we’re taking accredited investments for a SAFE round. Invest in a company that is based. Invest in a company with vision. Don’t invest in status quo. It rarely pays.
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