Amazon Launches Storywriter, a Free Screenwriting Tool to Help Visionary Storytellers Get Their Work Discovered

Amazon also offers new expansions on open-door script submission
policy, making it easier than ever for writers to break into Hollywood

SEATTLE–(BUSINESS WIRE)–(NASDAQ:AMZN) — Amazon today announced Amazon Storywriter, a free,
cloud-based screenwriting software for writers of all levels to create
movie and TV screenplays in standard format, offering an alternative to
costly industry options. Also, in an effort to further enable talented
writers to present their work for consideration and to expand its search
for the next great movie or TV series, Amazon will now accept drama
submissions and will no longer take a free option on scripts submitted
directly to the amazonstudios.com site.

Starting today, creators can simply log in with their Amazon account to
access Amazon Storywriter. This writer-friendly software takes the pain
out of formatting, with features including auto-format as you type and
import/export of PDF, FDX and Fountain formats. Screenwriters can write
online while their scripts are saved as they work, knowing all their
material is being stored securely in the cloud. Additionally, they can
write offline with a free installable Chrome app for Mac and PC.

“Amazon is thrilled to support the evolution of our creative community
by offering advanced tools like Amazon Storywriter to assist both
established and aspiring writers in telling their stories,” said Roy
Price, Vice President, Amazon Studios. “Amazon is dedicated to producing
high-quality, original films and television series that customers love,
and enabling more writers to obtain access to creative resources will
ultimately help us discover great new talent. Just recently we were
thrilled to debut the second season of Gortimer Gibbon’s Life on
Normal Street
, a kids show that came to us as a script submission.
The show has been a huge hit with customers and a testament to the open
door process—we can’t wait to see what comes in next.”

Amazon is always on the lookout for compelling new voices and
interesting characters in series and movies that have the potential to
become hits. Amazon continues to accept original scripts for feature
films, primetime comedy series for adults, series for children between
the ages of 2-14, and now for the first time also welcomes drama series
submissions. In addition, Amazon will no longer take a free option on
script submissions, thus allowing Writers Guild of America and the
Animation Guild members to submit their original material through the
online submission process.

For more information, please visit https://studios.amazon.com/

About Amazon Studios
Amazon Studios launched in 2010 as a
new way to develop feature films and episodic series—one that’s open to
great ideas from creators and audiences around the world. Anyone can
upload a script online for Amazon Studios to review, and those who
choose to make their projects public can also receive feedback from the
Amazon Studios community.

Amazon Studios is known for bringing Prime members the multi-Golden
Globe-winning and Emmy-winning series Transparent along with
original hits like Red Oaks, Hand of GodBoschCatastrophe and Mozart in
the Jungle
. Prime members also have access to a collection of Amazon
Original series for kids such as AnnedroidsGortimer
Gibbon’s Life on Normal Street
, Wishenpoof, and the
Annecy, Annie, and multi-Emmy Award-winning Tumble Leaf. Amazon
Studios much anticipated series The Man in the High Castle premieres
this week on November 20, and season two of the Emmy and Golden
Globe-winning Transparent will come to Prime members on
December 11. Coming soon will be the second seasons of Mozart in
the Jungle
Bosch and the romantic comedy Catastrophe, along
with the debut season of the docu-series, The New Yorker Presents
and Mad Dogs. Amazon Studios will premiere its first original
movie, Chi-Raq in movie theaters on December 4.

About Amazon
Amazon.com
opened on the World Wide Web in July 1995. The company is guided by four
principles: customer obsession rather than competitor focus, passion for
invention, commitment to operational excellence, and long-term thinking.
Customer reviews, 1-Click shopping, personalized recommendations, Prime,
Fulfillment by Amazon, AWS, Kindle Direct Publishing, Kindle, Fire
tablets, Fire TV, Amazon Echo, and Alexa are some of the products and
services pioneered by Amazon. For more information, visit www.amazon.com/about.

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