Amazon Studios is expanding its development efforts into comedy and children’s series. Series creators are invited to upload their proposals for comedy and children’s programming to Amazon Studios. The best comedy and children’s series will be distributed through Amazon Instant Video, Amazon’s digital video streaming service. Each month, Amazon Studios will option one promising new project and add it to the development slate, where it will be tested before an audience. If Amazon Studios distributes a full-budget series, the creator will receive a $55,000 payment, up to 5% of Amazon’s net receipts from toy and t-shirt licensing, and other royalties and bonuses.