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Amazon greenlights another kids pilot

Retail giant Amazon is continuing its push into original kids production by greenlighting a pilot for Maker Shack Agency, a new live-action series from Ben Silverman's multimedia studio Electus Entertainment.
August 27, 2013

Retail giant Amazon’s studio division is continuing its push into original kids production by greenlighting a pilot for Maker Shack Agency, a new live-action series from Ben Silverman’s multimedia studio Electus Entertainment.

The science- and technology-inspired series set in Akron, Ohio, follows 13-year-old inventor Angus Wolfe, aka “Wolfie,” and his two best friends and fellow “makers,” Jo and Merle, as they help solve their clients’ problems by creating a new invention every episode.

To help design the gadgets featured in the show, Maker Shack Agency‘s production team has partnered with scientists, engineers and programmers from California-based R&D company Applied Minds.

The news comes on the heels of Amazon Studios┬álining up five new kids pilots (Gortimer Gibbon’s Life on Normal Street, Grid Smasher, Hard-Boiled Eggheads, The Jo B. & G. Raff Show, and Wishenpoof!) last month that will be available on Amazon Instant Video early next year for customer feedback via Amazon’s crowd-sourcing program.

Amazon’s kids slate already includes three original kid’s series (Annedroids, Tumbleaf, and Creative Galaxy) currently in production.

About The Author
Jeremy is the Features Editor of Kidscreen specializing in the content production, broadcasting and distribution aspects of the global children's entertainment industry. Contact Jeremy at jdickson@brunico.com.

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