“Final Draft has eclipsed all of its competitors because it is the best. It does everything you could possibly think of and then you can write and not think of it at all.”
Matthew Weiner — Writer / Producer / Director / Emmy® winner
Mad Men, The Sopranos, Becker
The Industry Standard
- The number-one selling screenwriting software in the world
- Over 100 templates that format and paginate screenplays, teleplays and stage plays
The Choice of Professionals
- Industry giants such as James Cameron, JJ Abrams, and Aaron Sorkin recommend using Final Draft to write your screenplay
- The market leader and a preferred file format of the Writers Guild of America West Online Script Registration
- The proud recipient of a 2013 Primetime Engineering Emmy® Award
Organizing your story has never been easier. Final Draft 10 gives you powerful new outlining, story structure, and collaboration tools in a friendly user interface that makes formatting your screenplay effortless.
With this unique tool you can now brainstorm, break story, and capture your ideas as “Beats” completely within Final Draft. Add, move and easily organize beats as you let the ideas flow.
This story planning tool gives you a high-level view of your story that allows you to easily lay out and structure your script. Plot out your narrative, add character, act notes, all within Final Draft.
Structure Points and Beats in Story Map
Keep track of your narrative arc by marking Structure Points in the Story Map. Where should your character be emotionally at this point in the script? Add a beat! Now you can easily plan and track tentpole moments of your screenplay by placing easy-to-use beats and structure points in your Story Map.
Manage the pace and flow of your story and keep track of every scene’s information with this sortable, customizable floating palette. Final Draft offers the ability to filter by keyword, allowing you to see important scene details whenever you need them.
ScriptNotes are designed to hold your ideas, suggestions, or scene fragments that you’ve cut but don’t want to toss – even hyperlinks to important information. You are able to see, sort and filter ScriptNotes and General Notes while you organize by name, type and color. The color-coded ScriptNote markers appear in the right margin without taking up space within your script, while General Notes appear in your Navigator for easy reference.
Keep track of all of your characters’ arcs via individual Character Beats assigned to particular scenes. Non-speaking characters can be added to or deleted from any scene, helping you keep track of everyone even if they have no lines in a certain scene.
Send to Script
Select one or more individual Index Card Summaries and copy the content directly into the script. If there is only a Scene Heading, the content will appear directly below the Scene Heading as an Action element. Otherwise, the text will appear at the end of any previously existing content in the scene.
New way of doing portables: separate .svm packages -useful for plugins & so: reduces main exe size that contains only the program, then you can download the plugin package only if you want it! -ability for me to release a small program update through these separate files, without having to make the whole thing form scratch for each update. → More updated portables and less unnecessary size! This portable release includes: - Final Draft 10 Portable.exe (~110 MB) = main software + English and Italian spelling/thesaurus - spelling.svm = Spelling+Thesaurus (if available) for all other languages provided by Final Draft. ► more plugins can be added later by request, or simply add them to "\Sandbox\Final Draft 10\roaming\modified\@[email protected]\Final Draft 10\" folder and similar, just like the installed version, and at next startup the portable will recognize your new files.
additional spelling pack