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Amazon and A24 Announce Exclusive Content Agreement Making Prime Instant Video the Only Premium Subscription Service to Offer Films from A24

Exclusive film distribution deal brings A24 movies such as Spring Breakers and The Bling Ring to Prime Instant Video

SEATTLE--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov. 21, 2013-- (NASDAQ: AMZN)—Amazon.com today announced an exclusive content licensing agreement with new film studio A24, known for cutting-edge commercial hits such as Spring Breakers and The Bling Ring. This groundbreaking multi-year agreement makes Prime Instant Video the exclusive premium subscription home for all of the current and forthcoming A24 titles shortly following their release on DVD and Blu-Ray.

“We are always looking for new ways to bring our Prime Instant Video customers, unique, exclusive movies and TV that we think they will love,” said Brad Beale, Director of Digital Video Content Acquisition for Amazon. “As always, we monitor DVD and digital sales very closely and A24 movies such as Spring Breakers and The Bling Ring are exceptionally popular among our customers. This new deal with A24 allows us to offer those same titles to our Prime Instant Video customers soon after they are released on DVD and Blu-Ray and at no additional cost.”

Today’s announcement includes four theatrical releases: Harmony Korine’s Spring Breakers, starring James Franco, Vanessa Hudgens and Selena Gomez; Ginger & Rosa, directed by Sally Potter, starring Elle Fanning and Annette Bening; The Bling Ring, directed by Oscar Award winner Sofia Coppola, starring Emma Watson; and James Ponsoldt’s The Spectacular Now, starring Shailene Woodley and Miles Teller. The deal will also include A24’s upcoming releases like Jonathan Glazer’s Under The Skin, starring Scarlett Johansson; and The Rover directed by David Michôd, starring Guy Pearce and Robert Pattinson.

“As an independent film distributor, our relationship with Amazon Prime Instant Video marks the next generation in output deals. It speaks to the larger shift in customers’ consumption habits,” said Matthew Bires from A24. “Not only can we share our content with an engaged audience, we have access to better analytics to monitor the films’ reach. Amazon is an extremely innovative and entrepreneurial company and the scope and dynamism of the platform is incredibly exciting for our films.”

Prime Instant Video, which includes tens of thousands of movies and TV episodes, is the exclusive online-only subscription home for PBS series Downton Abbey, the CBS summer blockbuster series Under the Dome, with each episode added just four days after initial broadcast, and other hit TV series including Justified, Falling Skies, Grimm, Suits and Covert Affairs. Prime Instant Video also offers an exclusive collection of kids shows from Nick Jr. that customers won’t find on any other online-only subscription service, including favorites like Dora the Explorer, Go, Diego, Go!, Blue’s Clues, and The Backyardigans. Debuting in November, Amazon’s first original series Alpha House and Betas can be found exclusively on Prime Instant Video as well.

About Amazon Instant Video and Prime Instant Video

Amazon Instant Video offers over 150,000 movies and TV episodes for customers to rent or purchase and enjoy on Kindle Fire Devices, iPad, iPhone, iPod touch, Roku, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4 Wii and Wii U, among other connected TVs and devices. Prime Instant Video, Amazon’s video subscription offering, enables Prime members to watch tens of thousands of movies and TV episodes at no additional cost to their Prime membership. For more information about Prime Instant Video, visit www.amazon.com/primeinstantvideo.

About Amazon Prime

Amazon Prime is the best bargain in the history of shopping. Prime is an annual membership program for $79 a year that offers customers unlimited Free Two-Day Shipping on millions of items including books, home and garden products, electronics, video games, clothing, and much more. Amazon Prime members also get access to unlimited instant streaming of thousands of movies and TV shows and access to hundreds of thousands of books to borrow for free, as frequently as a book a month, with no due dates from a Kindle device. Customers who receive free Prime shipping benefits through our Amazon Student or Amazon Mom programs can upgrade to an annual paid membership to receive Amazon Prime’s digital benefits.

About A24

Launched in the summer of 2012, A24 is a New York-based media company focused on the distribution, financing and production and feature films. Recent releases include Sofia Coppola’s highly buzzed about The Bling Ring and James Ponsoldt’s Sundance darling, The Spectacular Now. The company previously released Harmony Korine’s incredibly successful Spring Breakers starring Selena Gomez, Vanessa Hudgens, and James Franco. Upcoming titles for 2014 include David Michod’s highly anticipated second feature The Rover, Steven Knight’s Tom Hardy starrer Locke, Jonathan Glazer’s acclaimed Scarlett Johansson film Under the Skin and the Jake Gyllenhaal starrer Enemy.

About Amazon.com

Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN), a Fortune 500 company based in Seattle, opened on the World Wide Web in July 1995 and today offers Earth’s Biggest Selection. Amazon.com, Inc. seeks to be Earth’s most customer-centric company, where customers can find and discover anything they might want to buy online, and endeavors to offer its customers the lowest possible prices. Amazon.com and other sellers offer millions of unique new, refurbished and used items in categories such as Books; Movies, Music & Games; Digital Downloads; Electronics & Computers; Home & Garden; Toys, Kids & Baby; Grocery; Apparel, Shoes & Jewelry; Health & Beauty; Sports & Outdoors; and Tools, Auto & Industrial. Amazon Web Services provides Amazon’s developer customers with access to in-the-cloud infrastructure services based on Amazon’s own back-end technology platform, which developers can use to enable virtually any type of business. Kindle Paperwhite is the world’s best-selling and most advanced e-reader. It features new display technology with higher contrast, the next generation built-in light, a faster processor, the latest touch technology, and exclusive new features designed from the ground up for readers. Kindle, the lightest and smallest Kindle, features improved fonts and faster page turns. The new Kindle Fire HDX features a stunning exclusive 7” or 8.9” HDX display, a quad-core 2.2 GHz processor, 2x more memory, and 11 hours of battery life, as well as exclusive new features of Fire OS 3.0 including X-Ray for Music, Second Screen, Prime Instant Video downloads, and the revolutionary new Mayday button. The all-new Kindle Fire HD includes an HD display, high-performance processor and dual speakers at a breakthrough price.

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