What is Amazon Studios?

Amazon Studios brings bold and innovative series and films from top tier and up-and-coming creators to customers in over 200 countries and territories. Original productions range from daring and timely subject matter such as Amy Sherman-Palladino’s award-winning The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel and acclaimed filmmaker Spike Lee’s Chi-Raq; to the critically hailed The Grand Tour, Mozart in the Jungle and Man in the High Castle. In film, Amazon Studios produces and acquires original movies for theatrical release and early window distribution exclusively for Amazon Prime members. At the 2017 Academy Awards, Amazon Studios became the first streaming service to win Oscars for Manchester by the Sea (Best Screenplay, Kenneth Lonergan and Best Actor, Casey Affleck) and The Salesman (Best Foreign Film). Recent notable releases include the box office success The Big Sick, which is one of the top streaming films on Prime. Upcoming films in 2018 include Nash Edgerton’s Gringo, Lynne Ramsay’s You Were Never Really Here, Lauren Greenfield’s Generation Wealth and Gus Van Sant’s Don’t Worry, He Won’t Get Far on Foot.

Why did the open call for submissions end?

At Amazon we are always reinventing ourselves and looking for ways to become even more efficient and while we no longer accept new submissions, there are other options.

I have a script, mini-bible, or video that I was not able to submit, what are my next steps?

While we no longer accept new submissions, there are other options.

What happens to the scripts, mini-bibles, or videos I have submitted?

We will evaluate and respond to all submissions we received. All submissions on your profile are no longer available for public viewing, rating, or downloading.

What will happen to Storybuilder?

Storybuilder is still available for customers.

What will happen to Storywriter?

Storywriter is still available to customers in web browser, but will no longer accept script submissions.

If Amazon Studios produces my series, what role will I have in the production?

That depends on your skills and experience, and the type of project. In any event, we would have to agree on the terms of the agreement in order to option your material, including any agreement for services.

What rights do I give Amazon by submitting my project?

The Amazon Studios Submission Agreement is a contract that governs your and Amazon Studios' rights to the works you submit. If you want to submit a script or video to Amazon Studios, you'll want to make sure you read and understand it first. If you are comfortable with it, agree to it. If you're not comfortable with it or if you're not sure you understand it, we would not want you to agree to it.

In summary: By submitting your work, you gave Amazon Studios the right to evaluate it, and share it privately with our team of professional readers to help us evaluate it.

This summary is intended to be helpful but not intended to replace reading the Submission Agreement. To read the full Submission Agreement, please visit this help page.

If Amazon makes me an offer to add my project to the Development Slate, am I obligated to take it?

No, you are not obligated to enter into any agreement to option your property.

What can I do to protect my rights under copyright in my original script or video?

You can register your script with the Writer's Guild of America and your original script or video content with the U.S. Copyright Office.

What should I do if someone has copied my work?

If you believe that a project on Amazon Studios has copied your work from outside of Amazon Studios in a way that constitutes copyright infringement, please contact Amazon Studio's copyright agent as specified in the Conditions of Use.

Can I put the video I've submitted to Amazon Studios on other websites?

Yes. Since the Amazon Studios evaluation process is non-exclusive, you are welcome to distribute your work elsewhere while we are considering it.

I love movies and TV, but I'm not a screenwriter or filmmaker. Can I be a part of what Amazon Studios is doing?

Yes. Feedback is crucial to the Amazon Studios process. We hope you will watch, rate and write reviews for our original TV series, movies and pilots on Prime Video. Your insights are valuable and influence the movies and series we create.

How do you decide which pilots become Amazon Original Series?

We use customer feedback to help us decide which pilots become series.

Where can I see Amazon Original Series?

Amazon Original Series are available on Prime Video.