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Amazon Studios Greenlights Children’s Pilot From Electus

Pilot will roll out on Amazon Instant Vid early next year for feedback from viewers

Amazon Studios has ordered a pilot for tyke show “Maker Shack Agency” from Electus Studios.

Live-action project, aimed at kids ages 6-11, follows the exploits of a 13-year-old inventor and his two best friends as they use all the branches of science and personal ingenuity to make a new invention every episode that makes people’s lives better.

“We are incredibly excited for our first initiative with Amazon and we look forward to inspiring the next generation of makers,” said Drew Buckley, Chief Operating Officer and Head of Digital for Electus. “With ‘Maker Shack Agency,’ we hope to inspire kids to think about new and different ways to solve life’s problems and to never be afraid of failure.”

R&D company Applied Minds will help design the gadgets featured in “Maker Shack Agency.”

“Maker Shack Agency” joins five other kids pilots greenlit by Amazon Studios in recent months, including “Gortimer Gibbon’s Life on Normal Street,” “Grid Smasher,” “Hard-Boiled Eggheads,” “The Jo B. & G. Raff Show” and “Wishenpoof!” Pilots will be available for auds to view on Amazon Instant Video in early 2014, as Amazon’s last round of pilots were this year.

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