Amazon Storyteller. Photo by: Amazon
Amazon Storyteller. Photo by: Amazon

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Written by: Matthew McGuire

Amazon Studios presents Storywriters, a cloud-based platform that will allow users to directly connect with the company to have their written work scanned by Amazon. The company has noted the type of content they are looking for in 2016.


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.

Writers and producers can login to Amazon Storywriter with the Amazon account. One major advantage to their software is the tutorials available on how to structure a screenplay. These tutorials help shape and build proper formatting techniques to use on a script.

After logging in, users can setup a profile and instantly connect with other media producers and writers on their forum. I started putting together a script, and wanted to see what people thought of the new service from Amazon.

Users in the Amazon Studios forum spoke about their quick and easy interaction with the submission process. After reading comments in different threads, I have noticed a large numbers of projects being turned down, or left in limbo. As many writers attempt to find out why their project has not got feedback yet, a main reason may be they are not using proper formatting, spelling and editing requirements, or not connecting with targeted demographics within Amazon Studios.

One user in the forum pointed out an excellent piece of advice on Amazon’s track record.

“Amazon’s direction on movies has been pretty clear for almost a year – they are looking for fairly-low-budget prestige projects that can be made by solid directors with a track record. Spike Lee’s “Chi-Raq” is a perfect example of that,” Scott Mullen said.

Roy Price, Vice President of Amazon Studios, mentioned the storytelling avenues the company is looking at moving forward.

“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.”

The company has stated that they continue 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.

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Matthew McGuire is the founder and editor of Crescent Vale News. In 2014, he acquired a master's degree in Professional Media and Media Management from Southern Illinois University Carbondale.