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Since Amazon’s launch in May of Amazon Video Direct, the company says users have streamed several billion minutes of video from its partners the service, which is open to any content creator or owner and provides multiple options for generating money from that video.
That’s likely less than the staggering amount of video gushing from the fire hoses of YouTube or Netflix. But Amazon Video Direct content partners say the program represents a noteworthy new platform that is letting them generate incremental revenue. And for the first time, the e-commerce behemoth has released the list of the best-performing movie titles, TV shows and digital partners the service — which Amazon is rewarding with extra cash doled out from a $1 million pool on a monthly basis, through its “Avd Stars” program.
Amazon Video Direct partners have four distribution options: They can make their content available to Prime Video subscribers and »
- Todd Spangler
Madrid –In a decisive play for a movie that is shaping up as one of Spain’s biggest B.O. bets of 2016, Sony Pictures Spain is teaming with Antonio Asensio’s Madrid-based Zeta Cinema to co-produce romcom “No culpes al karma de lo que te pasa por gilipollas (“Don’t Blame Karma for Being a Jerk”).
Sony Pictures has also acquired worldwide distribution rights. It plans a Nov. 11 Spanish theatrical release for “Karma” – prime box office dating for Spain.
Toplining Clara Lago, the star of B.O. juggernauts “Spanish Affair” and “Spanish Affair 2,” the highest-grossing movies in Spain in 2014 and 2015, “Karma” marks the big-screen makeover of the Planeta-published novel of the same title by Laura Norton, which sold 100,000 copies in Spain.
- John Hopewell
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