How do I upload my movie script?

Open the "Submit" menu at the top right of any Amazon Studios page, then select "Submit a script". We'll then walk you through submitting your script step by step.

How do I choose whether my movie script should be an original script or a revised script?

An original script is one that is 100% new to Amazon Studios. A revised script is one that is based on one or more scripts already on Amazon Studios. For information on the rights related to movie scripts that you upload, see the FAQ and the Development Agreement.

How do I choose whether to submit my movie script privately or publicly?

When you upload an original script, you will be given the option to either submit it privately or publicly.

If you choose to submit a script privately, only Amazon Studios staff will be able to access your script for evaluation. Your script won't be made publicly available at Amazon Studios, but the title and premise will compete in the public Premise War game during the 45-day option and evaluation period. Your privately submitted script will only become public at Amazon Studios if we pay to extend our option on it, we buy it, or you choose to make it public.

If you choose to submit a script publicly, Amazon Studios staff will evaluate your script, and it will also be published to the Amazon Studios site for public feedback, including in the Premise War game. The Amazon Studios process is designed to make collaboration easy. Sometimes an outside perspective can be just what you need to solve problems with a story or bring entirely new and exciting elements into play. Other Amazon Studios participants will be able to request your permission to contribute new work (like scripts and trailers) to your project, and those contributions will restart our 45-day option and evaluation period. For more information on the rights related to scripts that you upload publicly, see the FAQ and the Development Agreement.

How should my script be formatted?

All submissions should be in standard script format. The suggested length for a successful script submission is between 85 and 160 pages using Courier 12-point font and standard script margins. Here are some general guidelines:

  • Page size: 8-1/2 by 11 inches
  • Page margins: No less than 1.5 inches (left) and 1 inch (right, top, bottom)
  • Scene heading (slugline): 1.5-2 inches
  • Action: 1.5-2 inches
  • Dialogue: 2.5-3 inches
  • Character names: centered

Please make sure your script does not include images or excessive amounts of special text such as bold, italic or underline.

What file format should I use?

You may submit your script as a PDF. This may make it easier for you to format your script, and for others to read and review it.

You may also submit your script in .rtf file format. Saving your script in .rtf format allows it to be opened and edited in all word-processing applications and facilitates collaboration.