Amazon Studios announced the morning, they are looking for an animation
character designer or comic book artist to create original character designs
for For Sale
By Superhero, a family comedy project currently in
active development at Amazon Studios. These character designs will be made
available for use by directors and storyboard artists applying for an upcoming For Sale By Superhero animatic test movie Open Directing
artists engaged by Amazon Studios will initially receive $300 per character to
create up to three designs (up to a total of $900); of those five artists, one will
be selected to move forward with three additional designs at a rate of $300 per
character. If a test movie utilizing those character designs goes into
production, that designer can earn an additional $1,200 for four more designs.
be considered, you must submit your portfolio, in a single PDF-format document,
at least 150dpi, and no larger than 50mb. It should include all of the
Contact Info – Include your full name, phone number, and email
Résumé – Include a list of your prior work
Art Samples – A selection of your past work that best
communicates your suitability for this assignment. You may additionally include
a link to your online portfolio.
Assignment Details describe important additional terms regarding this
We are looking for 5 artists to engage as independent
contractors to prepare character designs for For Sale by Superhero.
The submission deadline is 11:59 PM Pacific Time on June 18,
2012. We suggest you give yourself plenty of time to submit; please don’t wait
until the last minute.
For this opportunity, your first proposal will be the only one
considered. Please review your submission carefully before clicking “Submit.”
If we like the submitted materials from an artist, we may
contact that artist to enter into a services agreement with Amazon Studios that
will detail the milestones, our approval/acceptance process related to the
submitted materials and potential schedule for payments to be made to the
artist, as well as other terms of the engagement. To receive any funding from
Amazon Studios, the artist will be required to enter into an independent
contractor agreement with Amazon Studios. We expect to contact that artist
within 8 weeks after reviewing proposals.
Subject to the terms of the services agreement, Amazon Studios
intends to pay those artist(s) as follows:
USD $900 for a set of three character designs.
We may select one artist to create:
Up to three additional character designs at a rate of USD $300
If the director of a For Sale by Superhero test movie chooses to use the selected
artist’s designs, and we put that test movie into production, up to four
additional character designs at a rate of USD $300 per design.
If we use the artist’s designs in a test movie distributed on
Amazon Studios, the artist will receive credit as Character Designer in that
To submit, artists must have an Amazon Studios account that has
not been terminated or suspended, and must be sure to carefully review, agree
to and not be in breach of, the Amazon Studios Account Agreement.
Submitted materials will be evaluated by the Amazon Studios
development staff for quality and creativity. Amazon Studios reserves the sole and
exclusive right to make any and all decisions pertaining to submitted materials
and its determinations are final, binding, and not subject to challenge or
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