Screenwriting software

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

  1. emseals macrumors newbie

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    Anyone know of any good (preferably free) screen writing software?
     
  2. kerotab macrumors member

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    have you tried celtx? - http://www.celtx.com/index.html

    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

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

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    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

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

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    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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