If you are new to screenwriting and you’re still trying to figure out the format and the whole process I invite you to check out some of the free Screenwriting software posted below.
It’s all free and will give you the basic tools you’ll need to help improve your writing experience, I’ve tried several of them and found that not having to worry about getting the format just right helped me focus more on writing.
Try them out and find the one you feel most comfortable with and then if you decide you would like to upgrade to the full program you’ll know what you’re getting.
Final Draft – In terms of script writing software, there aren’t many programs more professional than Final Draft. Final Draft is a highly accomplished script writing tool created specifically for writing movie scripts, television episodes, and stage plays. It allows you to concentrate on the writing. You don’t have to learn about script formatting Final Draft automatically formats your script to industry standards so all you have to do is write.
Movie Magic – This software automatically formats while you write so you can focus on what you’re writing, not where it goes on the page. In addition, it formats for television, stage, novels and comic book scripts so you will have an all-in-one package for virtually any story you would like to write. Using a massive set of features made to make the rewriting process quick and simple.
Celtix – Celtx offers both screenwriting and pre-production processes, in a software program that includes ‘full-feature script writing with media rich pre-production support. Celtix is also well suited for those that would like to collaborate from a distance since it has an online editing tool. Celtx also helps you format your script. Celtx isn’t Final Draft, but it is free and that’s got to be a positive for struggling writers who can’t or aren’t willing to shell out a couple hundred dollars.