Amazon Gives Nod To Five Series

Amazon Studios. the SoCal effort by Internet giant to develop and produce its own, original content, said this morning that it has given the green light to five series. Amazon said that comedies Alpha House and Betas, plus kids pilots Annebots, Creative Galaxy and Tumbleaf have all been given the green light to begin production on a full series of episodes for Amazon Prime Instant Video. The titles were among a large list of pilot series posted to Amazon and LOVEFiLM over the last few months. Amazon has been using feedback and viewing patterns on those pilots to help determine which series to produce. Those in Silicon Beach will be happy to hear that Betas, the comedy set in the land of Silicon Valley startups (but whose pilot was actually filmed in the center of Santa Monica's startup activity) will also go into a full season of production.