Amazon Studios Greenlights Pilot From Sony Pictures Television

Amazon Studios, the original content development arm of e-commerce giant Amazon, said today that it has greenlighted a new pilot series, from Sony Pictures Television. Amazon--which has been getting into the business of content in a big way, with its own, Los Angeles production studio and multiple efforts to develop its own content and series--said that the cult film Zombieland has gone into pilot production, which will be made available for free on Amazon Instant Video and LOVEFiLM UK. Amazon said the pilot is the seventh being produced for Amazon Instant Video. Amazon is using online feedback and viewing information on the pilots to determine which ones it will make into full season productions for its online streaming service.