• Independent filmmakers are irate after Amazon slashed royalties by 60% on its self-distribution platform

    One year ago - By Business Insider

    Amazon Video Direct allows filmmakers, free of charge, to upload their work on Amazon for customers to buy, rent, or watch on Prime Video.
    However, beginning March 1, filmmaker royalties for projects that are on Prime will decrease 60%.
    Filmmakers are outraged and some in the industry believe Amazon is taking advantage of artists who desperately need the service, as it's one of the few outlets for their work.
    Independent filmmakers who for the last few years have found a way to get some cash for their work by distributing it on Amazon's self-distribution arm, Amazon Video Direct , were...
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