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News on the Screenwriting Tools Battle Front

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It seems like an eternity since the last update of Final Draft, but in fact it’s only (!) been 4 years — which is an eternity in a time when Firefox and Chrome seem to update nearly weekly.

During this time, Celtx has developed a suite of (semi-)integrated screenwriting tools; Adobe has developed Story as part of its Creative Cloud; screenwriter John August and others have developed the Fountain markup language as the foundation for a number of new authoring tools; cloud storage has become de rigueur due to Dropbox and other services; and script composition on the iPad and other tablets has become increasingly desirable.

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Written by tborst

August 5, 2013 at 4:39 am

Screenwriting discussed on MASTERING CELTX blog

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Mastering Celtx has its own blog, and recent posts have included discussions of screenwriting for documentaries and videogames.

More posts on the nuts and bolts of screenwriting (as they relate to Celtx) are scheduled. For scriptwriters working on the “bleeding edge” of media convergence, this is definitely worth investigating.

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Written by tborst

July 3, 2011 at 3:36 am

New Developments

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Written by tborst

March 26, 2011 at 5:12 am

Celtx Taking Off With Aspiring Screenwriters

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Just an observation that Celtx is really beginning to take off with aspiring screenwriters, based on my conversations with participants at the 2010 Screenwriting Conference at Santa Fe, where I mentored a 3-day lab and presented a seminar.  For years, I’ve solely discussed Final Draft and Movie Magic Screenwriter with novice screenwriters, but by next year, Celtx is likely to be approaching parity in those discussions.

Written by tborst

June 8, 2010 at 12:55 am

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