Screenwriting software

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by emseals, Oct 23, 2007.

  1. emseals macrumors newbie

    Jun 20, 2007
    Plano, Tx
    Anyone know of any good (preferably free) screen writing software?
  2. kerotab macrumors member


    Aug 13, 2007
    have you tried celtx? -

    It's free and comes with a screenwriting program as well as storyboard and other things that will help you with production. I used it for my screenwriting class once and helped a lot

    Final draft has a free demo I think, but then again it is a demo...
  3. Twiztedklown316 macrumors member


    Oct 31, 2004
    Spokane, Wa
    Final Draft is not free, but it is a solid program and the best choice for a mac.
  4. Nordichund macrumors 6502

    Aug 21, 2007
    Oslo, Norway
    Movie Magic´s "Screenwriter" is not free, but it is used by many in the business. A very useful programme if you need to e-mail scripts backwards and forwards.
  5. skaventh macrumors newbie

    Oct 25, 2007
    I am using Montage, the interface are nice and easy to use too bad is not free.
  6. TRoman macrumors newbie


    Jun 23, 2009
    Final Draft, Storyist, and Montage are all great pieces of software; I think they all have free demos? Not positive. Screenwriting format is really particular, and I think it's nearly impossible to get right in Word without eons of patience (not my specialty). The format is created for a reason; so that it can easily be broken down into storyboards and shot lists for pre-production and during production. I think there are a few scheduling programs like Gorilla or EP which will integrate well with the aforementioned screenwriting programs in order to create shot lists and budgeting; also, storyboard programs like StoryBoard Quick or StoryBoard Artist will import your scripts from these screenwriting programs to make your boards.

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