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The top-selling industry standard for writing and formatting movie scripts, television episodics and stageplays.
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Final Draft Demo - Free Download

Want to know how to write a movie script? Final Draft is the first and last word in script writing software. And while it won't write a script for you, it will certainly take all the guesswork out of formatting, while helping you organize your story so you can write your movie, play or TV script like a pro. Try out a demo of Final Draft 8 for free, and see if this powerful script writing software is for you.

Your free Final Draft demo comes with the following features:

Tab and Enter Script Writing Functions

All you have to know about how to format a script is how to hit the Tab and Enter keys. Final Draft does the rest for you, with intuitive jumps to formatting for Action, Character, Dialog, Scene Headings, Shots and Transitions. For example, after entering a character name, Final Draft will automatically tab into dialog format. If you're in a dialog scene with two people, the software will even pre-populate the character names as you tab through and write the conversation. Not the character you wanted? That's okay, just start typing and the script writing software will autofill the character name you're looking for.

Format Your Movie or TV Script Pages

Final Draft 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

Final Draft's ScriptNotes function allows you to insert non-printing notes, ideas and reminders into your movie script. You can also use it to give notes to a fellow writer on their script. Run a report and find all the notes - a must for script writing!




Scene View

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

Scene View gives you a bird's eye look at your script and lets you select, drag and drop one or more scenes to reorganize your ideas as you go. Insert new scenes into your script, move scenes around, and hide or show key information about each scene.

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Scene Navigator

Manage and view the important details of each script scene in a sortable Final Draft floating palette.

Track up to 9 categories of information related to your script scenes. The Final Draft 8 Scene Navigator is a sortable, customizable floating palette that displays details about your script and then 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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Index Cards

Transform scenes in your script in outline mode, and see the changes directly on your script pages.

Double-sided "cards" let you display the script?s scene on one side and the summary on the other. Color code the cards to easily identify and locate turning points in the script, key character arcs, etc. The cards can also be printed, so you can have them at your side throughout the script writing process.

Final Draft Tagger 2

Breakdown your script and prep it for scheduling applications

When you transition from script writing to production, you'll want to have elements of the script such as props, cast and costumes tagged, so you can export them to a film scheduling software application. This standalone software does that, allowing you to highlight and tag on screen, instead of using paper and a highlighter like in the old days of script writing.

Cast Pages, Title Pages and Locations Pages

Script writing standards are handled with preformatted pages from Final Draft.

Final Draft television script writing 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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