Amazon has announced the launch of Amazon Storywriter, a free, cloud-based screenwriting software for writers to create film and TV screenplays in standard format, offering an alternative to costly industry options. 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 Amazon website.
Starting today, creators can log in with their Amazon account to access Amazon Storywriter. The writer-friendly software includes features such as 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. They can also 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 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.”
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