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You have a story to tell. Use Final Draft to write it. Use your creative energy to focus on the content; let Final Draft take care of the style. Final Draft is the number-one selling word processor specifically designed for writing movie scripts, television episodics and stage plays.

It combines powerful word processing with professional script formatting in one self-contained, easy-to-use package. There is no need to learn about script formatting rules--Final Draft automatically paginates and formats your script to industry standards as you write.

With a screen as natural as a piece of paper, our best-selling script formatter Final Draft effortlessly formats your screenplay, sit-com or stage play to Industry standards as you type.

Professional and aspiring writers can enjoy complete control brainstorming, structuring, drafting, and rewriting with Final Draft’s brand-new Panels System. The simultaneous view of your Index Cards, Scene Navigator, script page or outline panels while drafting your script will bring more of your talent to every page.

Script breakdown is a labor-intensive task, but with Final Draft’s new Tagger utility script elements such as cast, costumes and props are easily tagged and exported for use in movie scheduling software.


Key Features

100% Cross-Platform
Final Draft scripts are identical on both Windows and Macintosh platforms and can easily be exchanged between both.

Files from any word processor can be imported easily, no need to re-type your script. Export to multiple file formats (including PDF) to easily and securely share scripts with anyone.

Script Registry

Final Draft is a preferred file format and the only scriptwriting software with an authorized agreement with the WGAW online registry service.

Production Features

Handles production functions with ease, including scene numbering, A and B pages, multiple revisions, character sides and specialized reports.

Write, edit and discuss a script with other Final Draft users in real time, over the internet, anywhere in the world

Text to Speech
Have your script read back to you by assigning different voices to your characters. It's like having a live script reading in your computer. Click here for more info

Dynamically compares two scripts and highlights any changes, allowing you to easily see the differences from one file to the next.
ScriptCompare examines two scripts and displays their differences. Click to enlarge. script compare

Over 50 television show, movie and stageplay templates are included, complete with characters and locations.

A template is a reusable document that contains all of the attributes of the script type that you want to write: element settings, page layout, header and footer, mores and continueds, title page, SmartType lists and macros. A number of script and TV templates are included with Final Draft. Click to enlarge.
A new stand-alone application that enables you to "tag" elements of a script [cast, costumes, props, etc.] and export the results into any movie scheduling software. Created with the help of veteran assistant directors, producers and unit production managers, Tagger means no more going over a paper script again and again with highlighters. Click to enlarge.
Format Assistant
Checks your script for common formatting errors, such as missing dialogue, extra spaces, carriage returns and blank elements.


Pop-up windows which can hold ideas, notes, suggestions or scene fragments without taking up space onscreen. Click to enlarge.

Ask the Expert
An interactive problem-solver with legendary screenwriting teacher Syd Field, television writer Larry Brody, playwright Jon Dorf and WGAW's The Creative Rights Handbook. Click to Enlarge.

Working long-distance with out-of-town co-writers, agents and producers is as easy as 1-2-3 with Final Draft’s CollaboWriter™, PDF file creation and script file compatibility. Should you work in solitude, Final Draft’s Ask the Expert will “put you in touch” with a screenwriting, a TV writing and a play writing expert with the click of your mouse – also included in this feature is the WGAw’s Creative Rights Handbook – all designed to give you amazing access to limitless information.


To ensure no question will ever remain unanswered, Final Draft’s online Knowledge Base and phone support are on stand-by 24/7. And when you’re done, just log onto the Writers Guild of America west’s website and register your script straight out of the Final Draft program. Now that’s ease of use!As they say at Final Draft Just Add Words!Highlights

  • Ask the Expert online help: screenwriting guru Syd Field, TV producer Larry Brody and playwright and teacher Jon Dorf at your fingertips to tackle character, plot, and structure problems
  • Adobe Acrobat PDF file creation: Makes your scripts readable by anyone, whether they own Final Draft or not
  • Format Assistant: Checks for extra spaces, blank elements and other errors
  • Superior Spellchecker/Thesaurus: 120,000 word speller plus 200,000+ word thesaurus with antonyms and synonyms
  • Script Reader: Listen to your script being read aloud. It's like having a table reading without hiring actors
  • TV Templates: Unique format templates for television's top 50+ shows
  • ScriptCompare * ScriptNotes * Script Registry through WGAw


“Final Draft makes it possible to simply imagine the movie in script form. If you can think in cinematic terms, you can write in the terms of cinema.”
~~ Tom Hanks – Writer / Director / Producer / Actor / Academy Award™ Winner
The Da Vinci Code, Forrest Gump, Catch Me If You Can, Road to Perdition, Cast Away, Philadelphia, Saving Private Ryan, That Thing You Do...

“My entire writing staff uses Final Draft. Its many useful, easy-to-use features have been perfected, benefiting from suggestions and wish lists submitted over the years by working film and television writers. Even if you don’t own a computer, I recommend buying Final Draft.”
~~ J.J. Abrams – Writer / Director / Producer
Six Degrees (TV), Mission Impossible III, Lost (TV), Alias (TV), Felicity (TV), Armageddon, Regarding Henry...

“I've tried a variety of scriptwriting software and Final Draft is without question my favorite. It's a real beauty of a program-smart, intuitive and useful.”
~~ Alan Ball – Writer / Producer / Academy Award™ Winner
American Beauty, Six Feet Under (TV)...

“Final Draft is the only screenwriting software I have ever used. Quite simply because it is the best. The industry standard. From fade in to fade out, Final Draft is the essential screenwriter's tool.”
~~ Stuart Beattie – Writer / Producer
Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest, Pirates of the Caribbean: Curse of the Black Pearl, Collateral, Derailed...

"Final Draft 7 is spectacular. It lets me build my story on scene cards, then allows me to see that outline and my script pages at the same time. This is a tremendous tool well worth the price of admission. With Final Draft 7, they’ve moved from a software that formats your work to one that actually helps you write better."
~~ Peter Iliff - Varsity Blues, Under Suspicion, Patriot Games, Point Break

What's new in Version 7hr

The next step in the evolution of screenwriting software. Final Draft is now an even more powerful writing tool that allows you to write and see your script in a variety of new ways.

The Panels System
Like most writers, you probably need to keep a lot of things at the front of your mind while you're writing: How does the Act 3 argument scene you're writing today connect to the argument scene in Act 1? Where should the first-kiss scene go? How many scenes are in the chase sequence? What are the plot points in Act 3? Like no other screenwriting program, Final Draft 7 can show you what you need to see while you're writing.

You can split your screen into separate panels and view your script pages in one panel and index cards in the other. If you enable the new Navigator panel [a consolidated, linear, top-to-bottom list of the Scene Headings] you can simply double-click on a scene heading and Final Draft will jump to that scene in the script panel.

Or view Page 3 of the script in one panel and Page 66 in another, side-by-side or stacked for easy viewing.

New Index Cards
For years Final Draft users have relied on the Scene Navigator as a quick map of their script. We've kept this tried-and-true tool but added a whole new dimension of functionality: Now every card has TWO sides and you can write on one of them! The Script side works just the way you're used to in Scene Navigator but the Summary side lets you type in development ideas, notes, sequence or act markers, comments, locations, blocking... anything you need to build and organize your story. And the text you type into the Summary Cards will appear as under the Scene Headings in the Navigator, so you can always see where you are in the story.

To put it simply, brainstorming, structuring, writing and rewriting your script will be a lot easier when you have with this comprehensive, interactive overview at your command.

A new stand-alone application that enables you to "tag" elements of a script [cast, costumes, props, etc.] and export the results into any movie scheduling software. Created with the help of veteran assistant directors, producers and unit production managers, Tagger means no more going over a paper script again and again with highlighters.

Over two dozen new templates. These include new television shows and improved screenplay and stageplay templates.

Newest templates include:

American TV:

  • Arrested Development
  • Boston Legal
  • Cold Case
  • CSI Miami
  • CSI NY
  • Deadwood
  • Desperate Housewives
  • Entourage
  • Hope & Faith
  • Joey
  • Law And Order CI
  • Lost
  • The OC
  • The Shield
  • The Wire
  • Two and a Half Men


  • Screenplay for TV
  • Screenplay
  • Taped Sitcom
  • Three-Camera Show

New Online Template Library
Final Draft's Online Template Library allows registered users to download templates directly from New TV templates for Final Draft version 7 will be uploaded as they are developed. Plus, Dramatist Guild approved template coming soon.

There's More
We've also improved Final Draft's Cast List, Revision Header, PDF exporting, the Title Page, CollaboWriter and more. The "Ask the Expert" feature with screenwriting guru Syd Field has been expanded to include expertise from television writer Larry Brody, playwright Jon Dorf and WGAw's The Creative Rights Handbook.

If You're Still Using Final Draft 4 or 5...
Here are some other features you've been missing:

  • Customizable Reports
  • Format Assistant
  • Improved Final Draft Courier Font
  • Built for OS X and designed for Windows XP
  • ScriptCompare
  • Ability to save in [and email] Adobe PDF format
  • Smart Drag and Drop
  • ScriptNotes
  • Updated TV Templates
  • Script Registry. Final Draft is a preferred file format and the only scriptwriting software with an authorized agreement with the WGAw online registry service.

System Requirements

Windows Requirements: Pentium or better processor, Windows 2000 or XP, 128 MB RAM, 35MB of available hard drive space, CD-ROM drive. Macintosh Requirements: PowerPC G3, G4, or G5 or Intel Core Duo processor, Mac OS X v.10.3.9 or later, HFS+ hard drive format, 256MB RAM, 50MB of available hard drive space, CD-ROM drive.

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