A Prolific Year
I awoke this morning with an idea to write a post aligning with this Labor Day weekend. First off, can you believe the summer of 2016 is ending? 2ndly, I’m floored a year has flown by as I celebrate my 1st anniversary at Amazon Studios. A year of creative directing the key art, social and digital marketing for Amazon Original Series streaming on Amazon Prime. I've had the pleasure to collaborate with Creative Agencies and Photographers who are at the top of their game producing bar raising marketing content. Images below are a few selects from 100's of assets we create for each title. It’s astonishing what we’ve accomplished in one year. I can honestly say that I’ve genuinely enjoyed putting my heart and soul into each and every project. I'm proud to share this work and the shows with everyone. They are each little gifts granting us a few hours of downtime to be entertained, taking us on a journey to feel and think in new ways — or simply just check out from your life routine.
Yes, some of our shows use profanity and are sexually explicit as my mom and a few of my North Carolina friends have pointed out :). Sometimes strong language is good to tap into core and raw emotions evoking a release and the beauty to go deeper, opening us all up to live and love more freely. Amazon original shows are authentic and created by people willing to reflect their personal journey into a 6-10 episode scripted series. They are honest with themselves and are passionate about making a positive impact on lives in the current state of our world. Yes, we also have beautifully produced unscripted series and pushing the boundaries to ignite young minds to be inspired kids shows. I recently learned we have highly regarded thought-leaders working with the development execs and show runners of the kids shows. One of their goals outside of being entertaining, is to integrate story-lines that ignite higher levels of learning and development.
I’ve created marketing materials launching or supporting approx. 250 original shows over the span of my 20+ years working in this fun business. Before Amazon, I was personally excited to create for 10% of the shows. At Amazon, I’m at 100%, which is marvelous. This reflection helps to digest the 24/7 schedule and start-up mode our team has endured. With that said, WE ARE HIRING. There are more shows on the way, and I would like to see our growing team enjoy a work/life balance so we can continue to create w/o burn out. Positions will be posted over the next few weeks here > https://www.amazon.jobs/. If you know someone who has lived and breathed a job for at least 5 years that is posted and would like to work at Amazon Studios located in Santa Monica, email me > email@example.com. Include a brief intro letter describing why you are perfect for the position, include a resume or link to a website. Do note; you will work long hours, do tasks you haven’t done for years, wear many hats, thrive in a start-up business and constant change culture. You’re not afraid to fail or be perfect. You are hungry to raise the bar, be collaborative, get work done efficiently and quickly, and lastly, MUST love what you do. I cannot guarantee you will get through the interview process, but I may be able to get you in the door. In closing, this year would not have been such a success without the support of my inner circle of friends, family and loved ones. You know who you are, and I’m internally and now externally grateful for your connection, understanding, and love. I know it will only get better.
Like & follow the shows on social media. Direct links to stream episodes and view all the fun social assets created are below.
Transparent - Now Streaming Season 1 & 2. New Season Streams Sept 23. Nominated for 10 Emmy awards and well deserved. Season 3 is so good and blows the other 2 seasons away.
Catastrophe - Now Streaming Season 1 & 2. Writers are nominated for an Emmy. Hope they win. Writing is beyond smart and unique.
The Man In The High Castle - Now Streaming Season 1. New Season Streams Dec 16. Nominated for 4 Emmy awards.
Mozart In The Jungle - Now Streaming Season 1. New Season Streams Dec 16. Nominated for 4 Emmy awards.
Mad Dogs - Now Streaming. Guys will enjoy. It was a treat to travel to Puerto Rico and Art Direct the photo shoot.
Just Add Magic - Now Streaming Season 1. Halloween Special coming up followed by season 2 later in the year. Wish they had shows like this when I was a kid.
Good Girls Revolt - New Series Streams Oct 28. Many will love this show. I do!
One Mississippi - New Series Streams Sept 9. Tig is in perfect form. If you're a fan of Tig or real comedies about family, you'll enjoy.
Red Oaks - New Season Streams Nov 11. Love this show. Brings me back to my High School Years. Based in the 80's. Remember John Hughes films?
Eat The World - Now Streaming. Lovers of food, travel and creativity will enjoy this docu-series
All Or Nothing - Now Streaming. Lovers of football and family will enjoy this docu-series
The Kicks - Now Streaming. Another show I wish we had when I was a kid.
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