Amazon wants your screenplay, and it’s trying to make it easier for you to create it. The company said today that it is broadening its script-submission policy and also introduced formatting software to help writers with their work.
Amazon also said it will start accepting drama scripts for the first time — in addition to movie, primetime comedy and kids shows — and no longer will take a free option on any works submitted directly to amazonstudios.com.
Amazon Storywriter is a free, cloud-based program for scribes of all levels that facilitates the creation of movie and TV screenplays in standard format. Features include as-you-type auto-formatting and the importing/exporting of PDF, FDX and Fountain formats. The material is stored in the cloud.
“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, VP of 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.”