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12/21/09 6:25 AM
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Joe Ray
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Fianl Draft and Movie Maker are both rather expensive.

Although there are considerably cheaper versions that seem to do the job just as well. At least for the beginner.

I'm thinking of buying a cheaper screenwriting program, namely Film Writer.

So my question is, is it worth the extra money to purchase the likes of Final Draft or Movie Maker?
12/28/09 9:51 PM
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daddyfatsacks
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http://www.celtx.com/

Celtx is pretty good from what I've heard and its free.
1/18/10 4:55 PM
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Gonzo Outlaw
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Celtix and Final draft are the two I always use. I change it up depending on what I'm doing. All the screen plays I'm working on(never finished) I do on final draft,except one. Celtix for anything in the short range.


I don't exactly have a pay copy for the final draft one though.
1/27/10 5:39 AM
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Joe Ray
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I just ordered Film Writer by Vidatech.

Cheap as well, only £10.95 plus postage(approx $16 plus postage).
2/10/10 2:51 AM
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i use Movie Magic. it was like 90 bucks but it's definitely worth it.
2/10/10 4:59 AM
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Received Film Writer yesterday. Seemes rather basic but that's all I need for the moment.

I'll let you know how it is.
5/16/10 11:33 PM
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buy some Syd Field books
5/31/10 2:49 AM
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If you're starting out and just want to get to scripts with screenplay format etc, get something cheap or even use the various Word templates out there. If you're looking to work in tv or film for reals, at some point you'll likely need Final Draft. It's a crappy programme, but damn near everyone uses it and it's a standard file format.

Cheers

Colin
6/13/10 2:29 PM
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masato1
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 Movie Magic Screenwriter - been using for years, still love it.

I find all the 'extras' software offers are gimmicks.  If you are a competent writer all you need is the proper formatting, the rest is just sensible planning and story structuring that no do-dads can help with.
7/17/10 3:57 PM
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 ^This.

I've used MMS since 2000 and never looked back.
7/18/10 6:24 PM
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Grei
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I've noticed that older versions of Final Draft are pretty cheap on ebay when they pop up (not often). I got Final Draft 2 on there for around $8 with shipping. And Final Draft 7 is going for around $60 right now on ebay.

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