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Final Draft 8
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The top-selling industry standard for writing and formatting movie scripts, television episodics and stageplays.
This product is future-proofed! Buy Final Draft 8 now and upgrade to Final Draft 9 FREE when it comes out in early 2014. Applies to Academic and Upgrades too!
List Price: $249.95
Download Price: $179.00

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Final Draft 8

Final Draft is the top selling screenwriting software specifically designed for writing movie scripts, episodic TV series and stage plays. Use your creative energy to focus on the content; let Final Draft take care of the style. It combines powerful word processing with professional script formatting in one self-contained, easy-to-use software for writing scripts.

Want to know how to format a script? Why bother learning script formatting rules, when Final Draft does it for you? The software automatically paginates and formats your story into industry script writing standards as you write.

SPECIAL OFFER: BUY FINAL DRAFT 8, UPGRADE TO VERSION 9 FREE WHEN IT COMES OUT!

The highly-anticipated Final Draft 9 is due out early next year. But if you buy Final Draft 8 now, you can upgrade to version 9 FREE once it's available. Upgrades will be honored after the release of Final Draft 9 to customers who purchased version 8 after October 15th, by submitting a claim form at http://www.finaldraft.com/freeupgrade

Best of all, the free upgrade will apply to any Final Draft 8 purchase: Regular, Academic or Upgrade.
 

Some top features of Final Draft 8:

Tab and Enter Script Writing Functions

Learning Final Draft 8 is easy with the intuitive Tab and Enter functions that allow the software to pre-fill standard script formatting elements like Scene Headings, Action, Character, Dialog, Shots and Transitions.

Formatting and Pagination for Your Script

Final Draft will auto-paginate and format your script to movie industry standards. For example, characters will automatically have More's and Continued's inserted into their dialogue, and scenes will be marked (Continued) unless you turn the option off.

ScriptNotes

Easily share notes back and forth about scripts you are working on with Final Draft's simple ScriptNotes feature, allowing you to insert comments, suggestions or even reminders for subsequent drafts of the script.

Revisions and Page Locking

Keep track of various revisions of a shooting script while in production by locking pages and marking revisions in different colors. Script revisions will show up in the color assigned to that round of revisions in Final Draft 8.



Scene View Outline your script ideas and reorder scenes in this high level overview.

With the Scene View you can look at your script from a 5,000 foot view and select, drag and drop one or more scenes to reorganize your ideas as you outline.  Insert new scenes easily, and hide or show information important to you such as the scene?s action, title and summary.  Scene View also displays a scene?s color so you can quickly identify one scene from another.  Print your Scene View or just view it alongside the Final Draft script. With a double-click you can sync the script to instantly go to any scene you?ve selected in Scene View.
 

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Scene Navigator

Manage and view the important details of your scene in this sortable Final Draft floating palette.

Manage the pace and flow of your story and keep track of up to 9 categories of information related to your scenes. The Final Draft 8 Scene Navigator is a sortable, customizable floating palette that displays details about your script such as a scene?s title, color, page number, length and location, and best of all it syncs with the script with a single-click. As your script progresses, you can pick and choose the columns of information that are relevant for that phase of writing.
 

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Scene Properties Inspector (SPI)
Add scene titles and colors to track your story lines, characters, etc. in Final Draft

Track data specific to each scene in this new floating palette such as the scene?s story beats that will eventually make up the action, characters and dialog of the scene.  Add and edit your scene?s title such as ?Villain introduced?, and add color to the scene to help you track elements like storylines, character arcs, and material you need to get back to later.  Like the Final Draft Navigator, the SPI will display the details of whatever scene you?re working on in your script so that you have your summary notes handy as you need them.
 

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Index Cards                                                               

Easily outline your story and restructure your script by dragging and dropping multiple scenes at a time.

This handy feature, much improved in Final Draft 8, has double-sided cards that display the script?s scene on one side and the summary on the other. The Summary View allows you to enter ideas directly into the index card such as your basic outline, notes, sequence or act markers, comments, locations, blocking... anything you need to build and organize your story.  You can also color your Index Cards to help organize themes, character arcs, A and B stories, etc.  Select and rearrange multiple cards at once if you need to reorder your scenes or print your Index Cards directly on 3x5 or 4x6 cards for use in the ?traditional? way if you want to visualize and organize scenes outside of the application.  Double-clicking on a card in Split Panel View will automatically sync the scene selected with your Final Draft script.
 

Final Draft Tagger 2

Breakdown your script and prep it for scheduling applications
This updated stand-alone application reads any Final Draft script and enables you to ?tag? elements within the script [cast, costumes, props, etc.] and export the results into most scheduling applications. Tagger allows you to select text from the script and add any element with a click of the mouse in any category for that scene ? or for any or all scenes where that element appears. The element text is highlighted and color coded, and can be customized to suit the way you like to work.  Created with the help of veteran Assistant Directors, Producers and Unit Production Managers, Tagger means no more going over a paper script again and again with highlighters.
 

Title Page, Cast Pages and Locations Pages

Cover pages come pre-formatted according to industry script writing standards
All of the Final Draft 8 Television Templates come pre-set with easy-to-use information for each series such as the specific cast list and typical sets/locations. Our Standard One-Hour and Half-Hour Templates will also help you get started on pilots by providing what information should appear in the finished product. The added bonus is that the Title Page uses its own numbering for tracking the following pages so it won?t add to your overall page count.


Features
  • Scene View - Outline your script ideas in Final Draft 8 and reorder scenes in this high-level overview.

    With the Final Draft Scene View you can look at your script from a 5,000-foot view and select, drag and drop one or more scenes to reorganize your ideas as you outline. Insert new scenes easily, and hide or show information important to you such as a scene's action, title and summary. Scene View also displays a scene's color so you can quickly identify one scene from another. Print your Scene View or just view it alongside the script. With a double-click you can sync the Final Draft script to instantly go to any scene you've selected in Scene View.

    Scene Navigator - Manage and view the important details of your scene in this sortable floating pallet.

    Manage the pace and flow of your story and keep track of up to nine categories of information related to your scenes. The Final Draft 8 Scene Navigator is a sortable, customizable floating pallet that displays details about your script such as a scene's title, color, page number, length and location, and best of all it syncs with the script with a single-click. As your script progresses, you can pick and choose the columns of information that are relevant for your current phase of writing.

    Scene Properties Inspector (SPI) - Add scene titles and colors to track your story lines, characters, etc.

    Track data specific to each scene in this new floating pallet, such as the scene's story beats that will eventually make up the action, characters and dialog of the scene. Add and edit your scene's title such as "Villain introduced," and add color to the scene to help you track elements like storylines, character arcs, and material you need to get back to later. Like the Navigator, the SPI will display the details of whatever scene you're working on in your script so that you have your summary notes handy as you need them.

    Index Cards - Easily outline your story and restructure your script by dragging and dropping multiple scenes at a time.

    This greatly improved feature of Final Draft 8 has double-sided cards that display the script's scene on one side and the summary on the other. The Summary View allows you to enter ideas directly into the index card such as your basic outline, notes, sequence or act markers, comments, locations, blocking... anything you need to build and organize your story. You can also color your Index Cards to help organize themes, character arcs, A and B stories, etc. Select and rearrange multiple cards at once if you need to reorder your scenes or print your Index Cards directly on 3x5 or 4x6 cards for visualizing and organizing scenes outside of the application. Double-clicking on a card in Split Panel View will automatically sync the scene selected with your script.

    File Format (now XML) - Other software now works seamlessly with the new Final Draft .fdx file format.

    Final Draft 8 has a new file format that we have shared with a number of technology partners to improve the writer's overall scriptwriting experience. Now you can save to the new Final Draft file format in a variety of products. Your information can then be opened directly in Final Draft with perfect format and structure. No more reformatting and no more re-typing or lost information!

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