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Movie Magic Screenwriter 6 (PC & Mac)

by Write Brothers
Windows NT / 98 / 2000 / Me / XP / 95, Mac
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)

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  • Full-featured word processor
  • Integrated Outlining feature
  • Collaborate with a writing partner over the internet using i-Partner
  • Send PDF files to agents, editors, or producers
  • Publish directly to the internet
  • Compare drafts to track changes
  • Have your computer read your story aloud to get a sense of how it sounds
  • Import your script or novel from MS Word and other programs
  • A Preferred File Format of the Writer's Guild of America West

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System Requirements

  • Platform:    Windows NT / 98 / 2000 / Me / XP / 95, Mac
  • Media: CD-ROM
  • Item Quantity: 1
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  • ASIN: B000IO5HZQ
  • Release Date: 16 Nov 2007
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 2,841 in Software (See Top 100 in Software)

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Manufacturer's Description

Award-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 is the best selling screenplay formatting software and the choice of Hollywood professionals. Screenwriter automatically formats while you write so you can focus on what you're writing, not where it goes on the page. It also formats for television, stage, novels and comic book scripts so you've got an all in one package for any story you want to write. With a massive set of features designed to make the rewriting 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 production features of any screenwriting software all make Movie Magic Screenwriter the clear choice for getting your stories from concept to screen.

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37 of 37 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars The Virtues of Staying Hungry 21 May 2009
By Lenny
I have been using Screenwriter for a few years now, after defecting from Final Draft on the advice of a good script editor (who's now a very successful producer, as it happens...)

I recently wrote a review of Final Draft 8 comparing it unfavourably to Screenwriter 6 and it occurred to me that I hadn't actually reviewed Screenwriter 6.0.. so here it is.

If you want a program that will help you structure and lay out a movie or TV script, with the least amount of distractions, bugs or technical problems, this is the one for you. If you're a self-taught typist like me you'll appreciate simple features like hitting F12 to put a word into uppercase or shift-F12 for lower case, without taking your hands away from the keyboard. Plus the automatic sentence spacing, name capitalisation, and intelligent spelling corrections ('freind' becomes 'friend' without you even noticing) - all of which can be customised or switched on and off.

Screenwriter is the perfect servant - reliable, unobtrusive, intuitive. Final Draft is a slightly dim servant with a persistent cough and dirty fingernails.

Enquiries to Screenwriter Tech Support, in my experience, get a response the same day. The online activation system is simpler, less temperamental, and more forgiving than Final Draft. If, God forbid, your disk crashes and you lose your OS, Write Brothers will let you activate Screenwriter again. As far as FD is concerned - you're screwed, pal.

The Write Brothers are not the front-runners in the screenplay software industry - indeed, some writers seem never to have heard of Screenwriter, and think Final Draft is the only program available.
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38 of 39 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic software 26 Mar 2008
I checked out a few screenwriting programs over a period of time and the one I've felt most comfortable using is Movie Magic 6, which just works elegantly and smoothly. A PDF instruction manual plus a built-in tutorial run you through the basics. I found them incredibly useful to grow more confident using the program.

The NaviDoc is one of the program's greatest features, allowing you to make outlines and notes on your script. You can prep acts, scenes, sequences, beats etc by describing what you want to write. These appear colour-coded on your page, but don't appear when you export as Word or PDF files. This allows you to write down your thoughts which you can then work off of right in front of you, while you're writing the intricate details.

It doesn't try to hold your hand while you write. It doesn't tell you how to write. But as a writing tool for just allowing you to get down what's in your head, it's amazing.

If you check out Final Draft's reviews you'll notice one particular review by a BBC writer who recommends Movie Magic over Final Draft 7. Final Draft 7 has had quite a few bugs, ranging from page numbering and activation issues through to files not opening (as well as not exactly being a joy to use). Movie Magic just works.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Simply excellent 28 Mar 2010
I deliberated for some time before finally shelling out on this program, and now I wish I'd got it sooner. I love how simple it is to use, and how it looks after all of the tedious aspects of formatting for me. My work just looks so much more professional, layout-wise, right off the reel. Five twinkling little stars from me.
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Sight For Sore Eyes... 5 Jan 2007
By Deborah K. Dobbins - Published on Amazon.com
After having tried other software and having used Movie Magic Screenwriter, this is by far the superior product. Before deciding to purchase this software, I was beginning to think my dreams would remain in my imagination due to my difficulties with other products.

MMS is not only user friendly but very enlightning with it's features and organization. I found the name bank to be quite helpful as my scripts require many extras. Everything is formatted to the industry standard which makes your writing, printing and presentation worry free. The best part of receiving MMS was that within minutes of opening the box, I was typing away at my script. The price is a good value and well worth it.

One of the most satisfying feelings in the world is sitting down and putting the dreams in your mind onto paper. Movie Magic Screenwriter makes this possible.
12 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Best product of its kind, and easy as WORD 21 Dec 2006
By Scott Woods - Published on Amazon.com
I've been using this product for about a year and it's about as easy as a program like this gets without sacrificing its professional end product. It's a cinch to learn, with easy fast-keys, a WORD-like interface, and a ton of features you may never get to. Great for plays, video game scenario building, etc., but its strength clearly lies in screenplay creation. All I have to do is think of the story I want to tell, know a few choice commands, and I'm flying with this program.

Great paper tutorial and a reasonable price for this type of program.
7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars MMS vs Final Draft 17 Feb 2007
By J. Stein - Published on Amazon.com
I was one of three guys sharing an apartment for one year of film school. I had MMS, the second guy had Final Draft, the third guy had neither; borrowed both. He ended up buying Movie Magic.
9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Very Awesome Program! 21 Dec 2006
By Eloy Lasanta - Published on Amazon.com
Does everything it promises and more. I am really liking how easily i can write a screenplay, keep track of my characters and scenes and get everything down with no trouble. well worth the moeny.
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Finally! 21 Mar 2007
By Stacy - Published on Amazon.com
I bought MMS out of sheer frustration with the other script software program I had been using for over 4 years. MMS is so easy to use, I almost forget I'm typing. No more manually capitalizing sluglines, worrying about sentence capitalization, wrylies and getting stuck between the slugline and action line, unable to move. Facing deadlines, I will stick with MMS and highly recommend it to anyone who asks. It's a breeze!!! Now I can actually focus on my story. Thank you MMS!
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