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Amazon Storywriter was a free cloud-based screenwriting app [1] launched by Amazon in 2015. [2] Storywriter provided automatic formatting for screenplays on the Master Scene Standard.[ citation needed ] The app allowed original screenplays to be submitted to Amazon Studios for production consideration until April 2018 when submissions were closed. [3]

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In May 2019, Amazon Studios announced Amazon Storywriter and Storybuilder were to be discontinued on June 30, 2019 with accounts disabled and any content not downloaded becoming inaccessible. [4] [5] Attempting to access Amazon Storywriter after the discontinue date will redirect the user to Amazon Studios' website.


The product was understood to have ease of use and a gentle learning curve, but was not a replacement for products such as Final Draft or WriterDuet which have import and export facilities. [6]

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