Amazon Storywriter

Last updated

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]

Application software computer software designed to perform a group of coordinated functions, tasks, or activities for the benefit of the user

Application software is software designed to perform a group of coordinated functions, tasks, or activities for the benefit of the user. Examples of an application include a word processor, a spreadsheet, an accounting application, a web browser, an email client, a media player, a file viewer, an aeronautical flight simulator, a console game or a photo editor. The collective noun application software refers to all applications collectively. This contrasts with system software, which is mainly involved with running the computer.

Amazon Studios is a television and film producer and distributor that is a subsidiary of Amazon. It specializes in developing television series and distributing and producing films. It was started in late 2010. Content is distributed through theaters and Prime Video, Amazon's digital video streaming service, and is a competitor to services like Netflix and Hulu.

Contents

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.

Reception

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]

Final Draft (software) software

Final Draft is a screenwriting software for writing and formatting screenplays.

WriterDuet

WriterDuet is a screenwriting software for writing and editing screenplays and other forms of mass media.

Related Research Articles

John August American film director and screenwriter

John August is an American screenwriter, director, producer, and novelist. He is known for writing the films Go (1999), Charlie's Angels (2000), Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle (2003), Big Fish (2003), Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005) and Frankenweenie (2012), the Disney live-action adaptation of Aladdin (2019) and the novel Arlo Finch in the Valley of Fire (2018).

Prime Video, also marketed as Amazon Prime Video, is an American Internet video on demand service that is developed, owned, and operated by Amazon. It offers television shows and films for rent or purchase and Prime Video, a selection of Amazon Studios original content and licensed acquisitions included in the Amazon's Prime subscription. In the UK, US, Germany, Sweden, and Austria, access to Prime Video is also available through a video-only membership, which does not require a full Prime subscription. In France and Italy, Rent or Buy and Prime Video are not available on the Amazon website and Prime Video content is only accessible through a dedicated website. In some countries Prime Video additionally offers Amazon Channels, which allows viewers to subscribe to other suppliers' content, including HBO in the United States.

Screenwriting software are word processors specialized to the task of writing screenplays.

Movies Anywhere Digital locker for movies

Movies Anywhere is a United States-exclusive cloud-based digital locker and over-the-top streaming platform operated by The Walt Disney Company. The service allows users to stream and download purchased films, including digital copies redeemed from codes found in home video releases as well as digital purchases from participating services. The platform provides content from Sony Pictures, Universal Pictures, Warner Bros., and Walt Disney Studios. The system utilizes an internal platform known as KeyChest, which synchronizes content licenses from digital distribution platforms linked to a central user account.

HBO Go is a TV Everywhere service offered by the American premium cable network HBO. It allows HBO subscribers to stream video on demand selections of HBO content, including current and past series, films, specials, and sporting events, through either the HBO website, or apps on mobile devices, video game consoles, and digital media players. The service first launched on February 18, 2010.

Scopely, Inc is an interactive entertainment company and mobile games developer and publisher. The company is headquartered in Los Angeles, California, with offices in Barcelona, Spain; Dublin, Ireland; and Tokyo, Japan. Scopely partners with game developers and global entertainment companies to create and distribute free-to-play mobile games.

Chromecast digital media player

Chromecast is a line of digital media players developed by Google. The devices, designed as small dongles, enable users with a mobile device or personal computer to play Internet-streamed audio-visual content on a high-definition television or home audio system through mobile and web apps that support the Google Cast technology. Alternatively, content can be mirrored from the Google Chrome web browser running on a personal computer, as well as from the screen of some Android devices.

AwesomenessTV is an American media and entertainment company located in Los Angeles, California. Currently, it is owned and operated by Viacom Digital Studios, a division of Viacom.

YouTube Premium is a paid streaming subscription service that provides advertising-free streaming of all videos hosted by YouTube, exclusive original content produced in collaboration with the site's creators, access to audio-only versions of videos on the YouTube Music app, as well as offline playback and playback of videos on mobile devices.

Buzzr American digital multicast television network

Buzzr is an American digital multicast television network that is owned by Fremantle North America, a unit of the Fremantle subsidiary of RTL Group. The network serves as an outlet for the extensive library of classic game shows owned by Fremantle. Buzzr marks Fremantle's entry into North American television broadcasting; parent company RTL currently operates numerous TV channels in Europe.

go90 American video streaming service

go90 was an American over-the-top video service and mobile app owned and operated by Verizon Communications. The service was positioned as a mobile-oriented "social entertainment platform" targeted primarily towards millennials, featuring a mixture of new and acquired content from various providers. The service was available exclusively within the United States, although as of March 2018 some of its content became available internationally via Tumblr.

Pluto TV is an Internet-based TV platform owned by Viacom. The company was founded in 2013 and is based in Los Angeles, California.

Otter Media American media company

Otter Media is an American digital media company owned by WarnerMedia Entertainment, a division of AT&T's WarnerMedia. It owns Crunchyroll, VRV, Fullscreen, Gunpowder & Sky, Hello Sunshine, and Rooster Teeth.

Cheddar (TV channel) streaming TV channel

Cheddar Inc. is a live streaming financial news network founded by Jon Steinberg in the United States. Cheddar broadcasts live daily from the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE), NASDAQ, the Flatiron Building in New York City, and the White House lawn and briefing room in Washington, D.C. covering new products, technologies, and services.

FoxNext, LLC is a video game, virtual reality and theme park unit of 20th Century Fox. Prior to Disney's acquisition of 21st Century Fox, it was operated under Twentieth Century Fox Film and the Fox Networks Group. It will handle development and publishing of video games, virtual reality and augmented reality titles, as well as the development of 20th Century Fox's theme and amusement parks, including 20th Century Fox World Malaysia. The division's president is Salil Mehta, a former executive from NBCUniversal and The Walt Disney Company, who has been with Fox since 2013 who later returned to Disney after Disney acquired Fox in 2019.

Verizon Media Internet content subsidiary of Verizon Communications

Verizon Media is a subsidiary of Verizon Communications for its media and online businesses. Verizon Communications had acquired AOL in 2015. When Verizon Communications purchased Yahoo!'s business in 2017, it joined AOL and Yahoo! in a subsidiary named Oath Inc.

BAMTech American streaming media company

BAMTech LLC, operating as BAMTech Media and internally known as Disney Streaming Services, is a technology subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company located in Manhattan, New York City. It was established in 2015 as a spin-off of MLB Advanced Media—the digital media arm of Major League Baseball, focused on providing streaming video technology, particularly for over-the-top content (OTT) services. The company's major clients include ESPN, the National Hockey League, PlayStation Vue, WWE Network and TheBlaze.

Disney+ Upcoming American subscription video on-demand service

Disney+ is an upcoming American subscription video on-demand service owned by the Walt Disney Direct-to-Consumer & International division of The Walt Disney Company. As a trial the service was released exclusively in the Netherlands on September 12, 2019, it is set to launch in the United States and Canada on November 12, 2019, and in Australia and New Zealand on November 19, 2019.

References

  1. Boran, Marie (26 May 2016). "Web Log: Create your magnum opus with Amazon Storywriter". Irish times. Archived from the original on 29 May 2016. Retrieved 23 October 2018.
  2. Boone, Christopher (21 November 2015). "Amazon Launches New Free Screenwriting App Amazon Storywriter". Archived from the original on 9 February 2016. Retrieved 23 February 2016.
  3. Spangler, Todd (14 April 2018). "Amazon Studios Shuts Down Open Script-Submission Program". Variety. Retrieved 4 July 2019.
  4. "Amazon Studios Frequently Asked Questions : Amazon Studios". studios.amazon.com. Retrieved 13 June 2019.
  5. Spangler, Todd (6 May 2019). "Amazon Is Shuttering Its Free Scriptwriting and Storyboarding Tools". Variety. Retrieved 4 July 2019.
  6. "Amazon Storywriter is your new screenwriting coach". Renderosity. 25 October 2017. Retrieved 23 October 2018.