REVIEWS - Movie Magic Screenwriter Version 6ViewUserReviewsAverage Customer Rating3.7 out of 5Product FeatureFull-featured word processor designed specificallyqfor script writingCollaborate with a writing partner over the internetqusing i-Partner or send PDF files to agents, editors,or producersHave your computer read your story aloud to get aqsense of how it soundsImport your script or novel from MS Word andqother programsA Preferred File Format of the Writers Guild ofqAmerica WestRead moreqProduct DescriptionMovie Magic Screenwriter is the best selling screenplay formatting software and the choice of Hollywoodprofessionals. Screenwriter automatically formats while you write so you can focus on what youre writing, notwhere it goes on the page. It also formats for television, stage, novels and comic book scripts so youve got anall in one package for any story you want to write. With a massive set of features designed to make therewriting process fast and simple you can get from FADE IN: to FADE OUT effortlessly. Create outlines, insertnotes and create various note categories, online collaboration, the ability to compare drafts of screenplays andthe most comprehensive production features of any screenwriting software all make Movie Magic Screenwriterthe clear choice for getting your stories from concept to screen. Read moreProduct DescriptionAward-winning Movie Magic Screenwriter is unsurpassed in features and flexibility. Whether you write novels,plays or movies this will format for you, leaving you to think about only the story. The power feature,SmartCheck, even finds and corrects common formatting errors before you print or send your story.Movie Magic Screenwriter 6Movie Magic Screenwriter is the best selling screenplay formatting software and the choice of Hollywoodprofessionals. Screenwriter automatically formats while you write so you can focus on what youre writing, notwhere it goes on the page. It also formats for television, stage, novels and comic book scripts so youve got anall in one package for any story you want to write. With a massive set of features designed to make therewriting 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 productionfeatures of any screenwriting software all make Movie Magic Screenwriter the clear choice for getting yourstories from concept to screen.
The Official Screenwriting Software of the Writers Guild of America, EastNew in Version 6:Integrated outlining lets you create and manipulate outlines up to thirty levels deep.The NaviDoc technology lets you navigate through your document effortlessly and has four panels:The Outline panel lets you add, remove, and rearrange outline elementsThe Scenes panel lets you navigate and sort your scenes at the click of a buttonThe Bookmarks panel lets you set bookmarks to jump to any place in your documentThe Notes panel lets you create and sort color-coded notes & note categoriesOver 30 new templates for a total 104 templates and 12 sample files25 new TV show templates for a total of 86 TV templates2 new sample files (comic story arc & radio play) and 2 updated sample files (screenplay and stage play)for a total of 12 sample files3 new Instructional templates (classic film structure outline , screenplay, & sitcom structure) for a total of 8instructional templates.4 new blank templates (generic comic, Gossett-Kayle comic, radio play, & radio show) and 1 modifiedtemplate (stage play) for a total of 10 blank templatesCourier MM Screenwriter custom-made font for superior onscreen display and printing--not available anywhereelse on the marketImproved tool bars & context menusFit width zoom automatically adjusts the text size of your script as you resize the windowRedesigned look and feel to accommodate the latest versions of Windows and Mac.Menus reorganized for easier useSend documents as email attachments in RTF or Adobe Acrobat PDF formatsRetain previous versions of documentsMakes back up copies of documentsAutomatically checks for UpdatesWhat Does a Script Formatter Do?Writing scripts for film, television, and theater has traditionally been a time-consuming task. There are manyelements in a script that must be correctly placed in your script. Following these conventions is essential inmaking sure your script is receiving proper attention from agents, producers and contests.Screenwriter 6 works by your side, automatically formatting action, character name, dialog and other elementsas you write your script. Even better, there are no function keys or special command keys to memorize-yourfingers stay on the keyboard, always ready for creative thoughts to flow onto the page!FREE Technical Support!Unlike Final Draft, technical support for Movie Magic Screenwriter is provided at no additional charge. Whetheryou call by phone, fax or email your questions, or visit our first rate support web site, you are not charged bythe minute (or at all) for technical support.
Why Movie Magic Screenwriter?All writing tools are not created equal. Naturally, Screenwriter uses a simple TAB-ENTER system to quickly getyour creative thoughts flowing into the computer. Screenwriter has index cards, script notes, simple entry ofcharacter names, spell-checking, and of course, smart margin changing. The comparison ends here.Screenwriter alone has a full suite of internet features, such as real-time internet collaboration, online scriptregistration, and export to Adobe Acrobat PDF format; superior production features, such as built-in scriptbreakdown and detailed export to Movie Magic Scheduling; Script Analysis features; and the finest import andexport facilities in the world of screenwriting.Nothing CouldBe EasierJust hit the "Tab"and "Enter" keysto movebetweendifferent scriptelements suchas Character,Dialogue, Action,etc. Thats allyou need toknow! SinceScreenwriter isinstantly andautomaticallyhandling all thehassles ofIndustryStandardFormatting, youcan focus onwriting yourstory as fast asyou can getyour thoughtsonto thescreen!.IntegratedOutliningJustScreenwriter6s newoutlinefeature letsyou outlinelevels up tothirty levelsdeep. Now itseasier thanever to blockin your ideaswherever youwant in thedocument.Takeadvantage ofScreenwritersinstructionaltemplates,such as theone for classicfilm structure,and see foryourself howuseful thisfeature canbe for yourwriting.
Move ThroughYour Scriptwith the Clickof a ButtonInstantly findand jump to anyscene in yourscript withNaviDoc Scenespanel. TheScenes panellets you sort thescenes bydifferent criteriawithoutaffecting thedocument. Italso can showyou as manylines of a sceneas you want:from one toeverything! Thishelps to quicklyidentify thescene you aresearching for.Better ThanPost-itsJot downrevision notes,castingsuggestions,and researchquestionsquicker thanyou can slapon a Post-it.The newNaviDoc Notepanel featureallows you toquicklyorganize,access, viewand print yourscript notes.You can hideor show yournotes, andprint themseparately ina report withpage-numberreferences.You may evencreate dozensof different,color-codednotecategories.
Brainstormand OrganizeYour IdeasDo you prefer towork with indexcards?Screenwritersbuilt-in indexcard system letsyou edit yourscreenplay andrearrangescenes on fullyeditable indexcards-on-screen!As you developa new story,youll be able toquickly writedesired scenes,sequences, andplot points onblank indexcards and easilyshuffle thescenes as theplot and storyare fleshed out.Screenwritereven reformatsand re-numbersyour scenes foryou!captionA Cast ofPerformersat Your SideHave a livescript readingperformedright on yourcomputerwithScreenwritersText toSpeech!Assigndifferent maleand femalevoices to yourdifferentcharacters tohear a wholenewperspectiveon your script.Are you anactor whowants topractice yourlines? Simplyturn off thevoice for yourcharacter andthe programwillautomaticallypause foryour dialogue,letting youplay alongwith theprogram,practicingwith cues andall!Your Personal Typing AssistantType just a few letters of the desired character name, set, scene, etc., and Screenwriter will enter it instantly.Screenwriters intelligent interface that can virtually read your mind, and pop up menus with the text items youwant, without your even needing to tell it you want them.A Full-Featured Word ProcessorScreenwriter is a full-featured word processor which includes dictionary (110,000+ words), thesaurus (80,000word links), Real-Time Spell Checking with Auto-Typo Correction for basic letter inversion corrections, and fullsupport of foreign characters. 10 levels of Undo/ Redo assures that none of your changes are ever final!
A VirtualProofreaderScreenwritersSmartCheckscans yourentire scriptlooking forandcorrectingcommonformattingerrors. Youllnever againhave toreprint yourscript to fixerrors likeextra blanklines orcharacterswho youinadvertentlyleft speakingtwice in a row.Go to printand it scansthe script,instantlyzeroing in onthe mostcommontyping &editing errors.It points themout to you(optionallyevenautomaticallyfixing them!)saving youfrom wastingpaper andhours of yourtimereprintingpages.No Writer isan IslandWith iPartnerInternetCollaboration,Screenwriterallows youand a partnerto collaborateon a scriptlive over theInternet.iPartner letseither one ofyou watchover yourpartnersshoulder astheycompose andedit, allowingthe viewingpartner tosee all theedits andadditions asthey aremade just asif you were inthe sameroom.Dont Let Your Old Work Go To WasteScreenwriter can import and export almost any text document (e.g. RTF, MS Word, Word Perfect, ASCII), as wellas scripts written with most other screenwriting programs. And since Screenwriter imports using contextrecognition, imported scripts are much more accurate than with other script writing software programsReal-time text and voice chat lets you break the distance barrier, without the long distance phone changes!(Click here to listen to ZDNet Radios story on Screenwriters iPartner feature.)Whats in a Name?Your characters are unique, and their names should be too. Create countless unique character names fromNameBanks huge database of male, female, and last names.No ClutterDo you like a typing environment clear of clutter and distractions? Screenwriter 6 lets you customize the lookand feel to fit your desires. You can even turn off all Screenwriters buttons and toolbars to give you a beautifulblank page.Over 85 Free TV TemplatesMovie Magics 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 mostpopular sitcoms, soaps, and episodic dramas, including: Alias; All of Us; Battle Star Galactica; The Bernie MacShow; Boston Legal; Cold Case; Crossing Jordan; Days of Our Lives; Desperate Housewives; Drawn Together;Entourage; Ghost Whisperer; Heroes; House; How I Met Your Mother; Joan of Arcadia; King of the Hill; Malcolmin the Middle; Monk; The OC; The Office; The Unit; Without a Trace, and many, many more!Protect Your WorkAfter your script is finished, protect your work quickly and easily by registering it with Screenwriters onlineregistration feature. (Windows only)Ready for the WorldReady to show your script to the world? Screenwriter allows you to save your script in web browser (HTML) andAdobe Acrobat (PDF) formats so anyone with a computer can read your script. You can even publish your scriptdirectly to your web site, or to any site on the Web!Optional Foreign Spellcheck DictionariesDanish · Dutch · French · German · Italian · Norwegian · Spanish · Swedish · UK EnglishCalling All Assistant Directors and Script SupervisorsMovie Magic Screenwriters Production Menu contains an entire suite of production features, allowing you to doeverything from locking the script, to inserting or removing revision marks, to production breakdown sheets ofyour script, to preparing production information for export to Movie Magic Scheduling.Full Production RevisionScreenwriter features A and B Pages and Scenes, locked Pages and Scenes with multi-locking, an AutomatedRevision Draft process, onscreen Revision Draft colors, and AutoRevision Marks which automatically mark allediting changes made after the script has been locked.Complete Production Breakdown Report and Export to Movie Magic SchedulingScreenwriters Tagging Mode allows you to go through your script and literally TAG anything in the script as oneof over 20 categories ranging from Props to Sound Effects to Stunts to anything else you need. Once anythingis tagged, Screenwriter will include it in one of its many breakdowns in addition to exporting that informationdirectly 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 easyvisualization of character use throughout a script. Screenwriter can even generate Scene Character Lists andSet Lists for TV production!So why is Movie Magic Screenwriter the choice of Hollywood professionals? Because Screenwriter doesnt justDo It All--Screenwriter Does It Better. Way Better. Faster, More Reliable, and Easier to use than all the rest.Period. End of Story. Fade Out. Read moreYou May Also LikeThe Screenwriters Bible: A Complete Guide to Writing, Formatting, and Selling Your ScriptSave The Cat! The Last Book on Screenwriting Youll Ever NeedEssentials of Screenwriting: The Art, Craft, and Business of Film and Television WritingThe Screenwriters Workbook (Revised Edition)Screenplay: The Foundations of Screenwriting