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Final Draft (software)

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Final Draft
Developer(s)Final Draft, Inc.
Stable release
13.0 / Jan. 2024
Operating systemmacOS, Windows
Size113 MB
Available inEnglish
TypeScreenwriting software

Final Draft is screenwriting software for writing and formatting screenplays.


Final Draft was co-founded in 1990 by Marc Madnick and Ben Cahan.[1]

In 2013, Final Draft was awarded a Primetime Emmy Engineering Award.

In 2016, Final Draft was acquired by Cast & Crew Entertainment Services.[2][3]


The program is a package of screenwriting word processing software for writing and formatting a screenplay to meet submission standards set by the theater, television and film industries. The program can also be used to write documents such as stageplays, outlines, treatments, query letters, novels, graphic novels, manuscripts, and basic text documents.

Final Draft's main competitors are Movie Magic Screenwriter, Celtx, Fade In, and WriterDuet.[4]


  1. ^ "The Final Draft Story".
  2. ^ McNary, Dave. "Screenwriting Software Leader Final Draft Bought by Cast and Crew". Variety. Retrieved 18 March 2016.
  3. ^ "Screenwriting Software Company Final Draft Gets New Owner". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 18 March 2016.
  4. ^ "Screenwriting Software Review". Archived from the original on 4 May 2016. Retrieved 8 May 2015.

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