Amazon's Hollywood Shopping Cart Secrets
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I had not heard of Pinterest being used by Hollywood.
"Can I show you my Pinterest board?" offers Roy Price, holding out his iPhone. "This is how we develop shows on Amazon."
The head of Amazon Studios, the man Jeff Bezos has entrusted to turn the country's largest Internet retailer into an over-the-top content provider to rival Netflix and Hulu, is sitting in an Asian-inspired restaurant in Santa Monica sharing vintage photographs of Palm Springs. "I have notions for the show, but I don't write anything down," Price says with a laugh as he scrolls through pictures of Robert Evans and Ali MacGraw in the California desert 50 years ago. "Writing stuff down is the old way. Get a hundred pictures that really capture it and put them on Pinterest and you don't have to pitch — you can just show people."