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Overview

The Choice of Hollywood Professionals

The best selling screenplay formatting software, Movie Magic Screenwriter Screenwriter automatically formats while you write so you can focus on what you’re writing, not where it goes on the page. It also formats for television, stage, novels and comic book scripts so you’ve got an all in one package for any story you want to write.

With a massive set of features designed to make the rewriting process fast and simple you can get from FADE IN: to FADE OUT effortlessly. Integrated outlining, online collaboration, the ability to compare drafts of screenplays and the most comprehensive production features of any screenwriting software all make Movie Magic Screenwriter the clear choice for getting your stories from concept to screen.

What Does a Script Formatter Do?

Writing scripts for film, television, and theater has traditionally been a time-consuming task. There are many elements in a script that must be correctly placed in your script. Following these conventions is essential in making sure your script is receiving proper attention from agents, producers and contests.

Movie Magic Screenwriter works by your side, automatically formatting action, character name, dialog and other elements as you write your script. Even better, there are no function keys or special command keys to memorize-your fingers stay on the keyboard, always ready for creative thoughts to flow onto the page!

Why Movie Magic Screenwriter?

All writing tools are not created equal. Naturally, Movie Magic Screenwriter uses a simple TAB-ENTER system to quickly get your creative thoughts flowing into the computer. Screenwriter has index cards, script notes, simple entry of character names, spell-checking, and of course, smart margin changing. The comparison ends here.

Movie Magic Screenwriter alone has a full suite of internet features, such as real-time internet collaboration, online script registration, and export to Adobe Acrobat© PDF format; superior production features, such as built-in script breakdown and detailed export to Movie Magic Scheduling; Script Analysis features; and the finest import and export facilities in the world of screenwriting.

FEATURES

Nothing Could Be Easier

Just hit the "Tab" and "Enter" keys to move between different script elements such as Character, Dialogue, Action, etc. That's all you need to know! Since Screenwriter is instantly and automatically handling all the hassles of Industry Standard Formatting, you can focus on writing your story as fast as you can get your thoughts onto the screen!

Integrated Outlining

Just Screenwriter 6's new outline feature lets you outline levels up to thirty levels deep. Now it's easier than ever to block in your ideas wherever you want in the document. Take advantage of Screenwriters instructional templates, such as the one for classic film structure, and see for yourself how useful this feature can be for your writing.

No Writer is an Island

With iPartner Internet Collaboration, Screenwriter allows you and a partner to collaborate on a script live over the Internet. iPartner lets either one of you watch over your partner's shoulder as they compose and edit, allowing the viewing partner to see all the edits and additions as they are made just as if you were in the same room.

Real-time text and voice chat lets you break the distance barrier, without the long distance phone changes!

Your Personal Typing Assistant

Type just a few letters of the desired character name, set, scene, etc., and Screenwriter will enter it instantly. Screenwriter's intelligent interface that can virtually read your mind, and pop up menus with the text items you want, without your even needing to tell it you want them.

Brainstorm and Organize Your Ideas

Do you prefer to work with index cards? Screenwriter's built-in index card system lets you edit your screenplay and rearrange scenes on fully editable index cards-on-screen! As you develop a new story, you'll be able to quickly write desired scenes, sequences, and plot points on blank index cards and easily shuffle the scenes as the plot and story are fleshed out. Screenwriter even reformats and re-numbers your scenes for you!

A Full-Featured Word Processor

Screenwriter is a full-featured word processor which includes dictionary (110,000+ words), thesaurus (80,000 word links), Real-Time Spell Checking with Auto-Typo Correction for basic letter inversion corrections, and full support of foreign characters. 10 levels of Undo/ Redo assures that none of your changes are ever final!

A Cast of Performers at Your Side

Have a live script reading performed right on your computer with Screenwriter's Text to Speech! Assign different male and female voices to your different characters to hear a whole new perspective on your script.

Are you an actor who wants to practice your lines? Simply turn off the voice for your character and the program will automatically pause for your dialogue, letting you play along with the program, practicing with cues and all!

A Virtual Proofreader

Screenwriter's SmartCheck scans your entire script looking for and correcting common formatting errors. You'll never again have to reprint your script to fix errors like extra blank lines or characters who you inadvertently left speaking twice in a row. Go to print and it scans the script, instantly zeroing in on the most common typing & editing errors. It points them out to you (optionally even automatically fixing them!) saving you from wasting paper and hours of your time reprinting pages.

Don't Let Your Old Work Go To Waste

Screenwriter can import and export almost any text document (e.g. RTF, MS Word, Word Perfect, ASCII), as well as scripts written with most other screenwriting programs. And since Screenwriter imports using context recognition, imported scripts are much more accurate than with other script writing software programs.

Better Than Post-its

Jot down revision notes, casting suggestions, and research questions quicker than you can slap on a Post-it. The new NaviDoc Note panel feature allows you to quickly organize, access, view and print your script notes. You can hide or show your notes, and print them separately in a report with page-number references. You may even create dozens of different, color-coded note categories.

What's in a Name?

Your characters are unique, and their names should be too. Create countless unique character names from NameBank's huge database of male, female, and last names.

Move Through Your Script with the Click of a Button

Instantly find and jump to any scene in your script with NaviDoc Scenes panel. The Scenes panel lets you sort the scenes by different criteria without affecting the document. It also can show you as many lines of a scene as you want: from one to everything! This helps to quickly identify the scene you are searching for.

Over 85 Free TV Templates

Movie Magic's new and improved Television Templates are formatted with the correct margins, script styles, act breaks, set lists and character lists for easy 1-key entry, and even include sample text. Get over 85 of the most popular sitcoms, soaps, and episodic dramas, including: 3rd Rock, Ally McBeal, Babylon 5, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Days Of Our Lives, Dharma and Greg, Early Edition, ER, Frasier, Homicide, King of the Hill, La Femme Nikita, Millennium, NYPD Blue, Sliders, Touched By An Angel, Veronica's Closet, Xena, X Files, and many, many more!

Protect Your Work

After your script is finished, protect your work quickly and easily by registering it with Screenwriter's online registration feature. (Windows only)

Ready for the World

Ready to show your script to the world? Screenwriter allows you to save your script in web browser (HTML) and Adobe Acrobat (PDF) formats so anyone with a computer can read your script. You can even publish your script directly to your web site, or to any site on the Web!

Optional Foreign Spellcheck Dictionaries

Danish, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Norwegian, Spanish, Swedish, and UK English.

Calling All Assistant Directors and Script Supervisors

Movie Magic Screenwriter's Production Menu contains an entire suite of production features, allowing you to do everything from locking the script, to inserting or removing revision marks, to production breakdown sheets of your script, to preparing production information for export to Movie Magic Scheduling.

Full Production Revision

Screenwriter features A and B Pages and Scenes, locked Pages and Scenes with multi-locking, an Automated Revision Draft process, onscreen Revision Draft colors, and AutoRevision Marks which automatically mark all editing changes made after the script has been locked.

Complete Production Breakdown Report and Export to Movie Magic Scheduling

Screenwriter's Tagging Mode allows you to go through your script and literally TAG anything in the script as one of over 20 categories ranging from Props to Sound Effects to Stunts to anything else you need. Once anything is tagged, Screenwriter will include it in one of its many breakdowns in addition to exporting that information directly to Movie Magic Scheduling.

Screenwriter generates internal breakdown sheets, and allows you to sort breakdowns by script order, INTERIOR vs. EXTERIOR, Location, Time of Day, and Characters. Production Breakdown Graphs allow easy visualization of character use throughout a script. Screenwriter can even generate Scene Character Lists and Set Lists for TV production!

Specifications

Windows

  • Pentium 300Mhz or greater (Pentium 1Ghz recommended)
  • Windows 2000, XP and Vista
  • 60 MB of Hard Disk Space
  • iPartner requires Internet connection, optional microphone
       and speakers for voice chat
  • Video Card w/8MB or greater recommended for Full Page View

    Macintosh

  • Power PC, G3, G4, G5 or Intel Core Duo processor
  • Mac OS 10.3.9 or higher; Mac OS X native
  • 25 MB of Hard Disk Space
  • iPartner requires Internet connection, optional microphone
       and speakers for voice chat

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    "The software has made a tremendous difference to me, handling the constant revisions I love to do with tremendous efficiency. I highly recommend Movie Magic Screenwriter to others who loves writing screenplays"

    -- Francis Ford Coppola, Academy Ward winning Director/Writer/Producer

    "Movie Magic Screenwriter is the gold standard throughout the Hollywood studio system.... Superior program for addressing the challenges of production rewrites. There is no better screenwriting software on the market."

    -- Ted Elliott & Terry Rossio, Writers
    Pirates of the Caribbean 1, 2, & 3, Shrek, Aladdin, Mask of Zorro