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Amazon pilots for fall 2015: The long and short of 'Edge,' 'Patriot,' 'Good Girls Revolt' and more

Amazon pilots for fall 2015: The long and short of 'Edge,' 'Patriot,' 'Good Girls Revolt' and more

Amazon Studios, the third big streamer of original television-esque content along with Netflix and Hulu, issued another batch of pilots Thursday for public inspection and comment. It's something of a stunt, this self-serve focus group, but it fits the comment farming and recommendation algorithms upon which the company built its retail business.

As in older sorts of television, bad pilots can become better series ("Mozart in the Jungle," I mean you); and good pilots (Whit Stillman's "The Cosmopolitans," salut) don't get picked up. But as the streamworks have become places to do different kinds of work, and get noticed -- hello, Emmy-winning...

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