Amazon Wants To Help You Write The Next Great Film With Storybuilder

    December 18, 2013
    Zach Walton
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Earlier this year, Amazon launched a new tool called Storyteller that aimed to help aspiring screenwriters turn their scripts into storyboards. Now the retailer is launching a new tool to help those who need a little extra help during the concept phase.

Amazon announced today that its launching a new writers tool today called Storybuilder. It takes the concept of writing stories through placing notecards on a cork board and brings it into the digital world. With this new tool, writers will be able to create digital notecards complete with text and images. From there, they can arrange them as they see fit to help them write screenplays.

“Technology is already transforming how filmed entertainment is produced and distributed, and many of the tools writers use to craft stories could become more accessible with a technology update—paper notecards are a perfect example,” said Roy Price, director of Amazon Studios. “With Amazon Storybuilder, we are translating a writer’s physical index cards and corkboard into the digital world and giving them access to their ideas anywhere they are—if an idea pops up writers can edit their digital corkboard instantly on any mobile device. We can’t wait to hear what creators think of Amazon Storybuilder.”

In even better news, Amazon says Storybuilder is free and that it claims no ownership on projects created using the tool. Of course, Amazon probably wouldn’t complain if you gave them exclusive streaming rights to your new film or TV series if it ends up being a hit.

If you want to find out more about Storybuilder, you can join the beta here.

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  • Sally

    GREAT! Now I can start preparing my film covering the theft of my 2010 Euromillions Jackpot, the criminal interception & redirection of items travelling in Scotland by Royal Mail inc the counterfeiting of my Bank Statements by my own bank who set this up or are tolerating crime; Then there’s the fact that Im IP identified as any of 30-40 different “unique” IP addresses every day within a continuous connection to the web, not to mention the FIVE or more times Ive been poisoned including having drugs-infused shit put into my Cold Water Tank..lovely.. Then there’s my mother’s suspicious death which happened with two Doctors saying the exact opposite to my sister and I regarding the condition of her heart as she died. Im not convinced her “perfect for her age” heart was even inside her chest at the time. Then there’s all those fat bald Mercedes-driving self-polishing tossers who defrauded me of £thousands 2007-2011 whose vehicle looks to be located at a point where Im now geolocated to, by Tottenham Football Ground. I do like football…but Im not in a Cemetery in Liverpool, or in a ground floor terrace in Blackpool where identical copies of BOTH of my cats are seen peering out from the geolocation signal property window; Im not in France Spain Germany Sweden Switzerland Poland Russia Saudi Arabia Ireland Portugal Hong Kong A prison in New Zealand, Florida OR USA. Im not outside Dublin Castle, Windsor Castle OR taking a photograph of a man with what looks like a revolver pointing at his legs at the Public Viewing space to the front of The Whitehouse. Im not accessing the internet from a tablet; Im on fixed location DESKTOP PC. GLASGOW UK.

    I forgot to mention a 2nd Lottery Draw which also saw me experience unbelievably unlikely anomalous disappearance of my 5 tickets followed by being greeted at Login “Estimado Adrian!” before messages between the Site Management and me were erased, following which access to my own online account (thelotter.com) was mysteriously suddenly BLOCKED.
    Im not Estimado Adrian, Welcome David, Dear Jane, Hello Emily, Ann or anyone else. My name is SALLY and I live in G-L-A-S-G-O-W Scotland.

    My recent life would make a GREAT film. Especially the poisonings.
    How does anyone win one let alone TWO Lottery Draw Jackpots and not get paid a bean. And for those of you who are undoubtedly thinking – barking mad – The maximum number of Multimillion Lottery Jackpots won by the same person is not one, it’s actually FOUR.

    Here’s what Im wondering; WHY would a major Scottish Police Force TWICE refuse to investigate criminal interception & proven replacement of Bank Statements with counterfeit copies, when a senior Manager at the Bank in question has already **proven** to the customer reporting the offence (and another of a named person being fraudulently assigned as Owner/Occupier of her mortgage-free home on a Life Insurance Policy set up BY THE BANK who’s other Managerial staff vehemently denied that the policy existed when it had already been proven in person to be in the Customer’s Account records despite said man NEVER having owned OR occupied OR been fake married to said property owner/occupier) that this was factually the case, when they already have a man in custody linked to a £140m bankrupt Football Club, caught committing exactly these same sorts of document forging offences. Not only is the SAME victim of these other offences suffering all this, but Im also having my Compulsory Motor Insurance Cover THIEVED from me and my hard-earned NCD destroyed because a LAZY bunch of overpaid uniformed crooks won’t get off their backsides & investigate serious and SERIAL ID Theft and Royal Mail Interference/Illegal Post Redirection-based crimes.

    My life would make a superb film. Dancing red dots on the back of the head at the end please. Cut to black, sound of one shot fired. Bring the lights back up and show the Chief Constable flat out with blood pouring out of the side of his head and his gun still in his hand.
    Any takers? We might have a £113m, or a £306m (+3ys Interest) Budget