Movie Magic Screenwriter
Word Processor/Formatter for screenplays, television, stage et al.
|Developer(s)||Write Brothers, Inc.|
|Stable release||6.0 (PC); 6.0 (MAC)|
Write Brothers' first software program, Scriptor (1982), was the first screenplay formatter to be published. Screenwriter was originally developed by ScriptPerfection Enterprises, Inc., under the name ScriptThing. The program was purchased by Write Brothers, with the transition completed in 2001.
Awards and recognition
Movie Magic Screenwriter is the official scriptwriting software of Project Greenlight, Writers Guild of America, East, The Script-a-thon, Screamfest, Cinema Seattle, Austin Film Festival, the UCLA Online Screenwriting Program and Scripped.
The program is designed to automate the formatting of Action, Character Name, Dialog and other elements associated with writing screenplays using Command line completion. This is done mainly via the Tab and Enter/Return keys.
- Import documents written in standard word processors (Microsoft Word, WordPerfect, etc.) and other writing software programs. Export documents to file formats including word processors and Adobe Acrobat PDF.
- Production Revision Tracking
- Allows users to lock scripts in order to keep track of changes using Auto-revision Marks, Revision Draft colors, A-pages and A-scenes.
- Script Tagging
- Snippets of words/phrases can be tagged into production categories for breakdown reports and exported to EP Scheduling (Movie Magic Scheduling).
- This feature allows two users of Movie Magic Screenwriter to connect to each other to work together, in real-time, on a document. This feature also includes Text and Voice chat.
- Checks for formatting errors, such as extra blank spaces, leading spaces, etc., against industry standard formatting.
- Documents can be read back to the user using the pre-defined voices in the speech engine; speed and pitch of the voices can be adjusted.
- Documents can be used on (and exchanged between) Windows and Mac platforms.
- 2000 MacWorld awards
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- Company official partners page
- Chmielewski, Dan. "Scripped and The Write Brothers Announce Joint Marketing and Technology Partnership to Benefit Screenwriters". BusinessWire. Retrieved 2008-07-28.