FINAL DRAFT™ INTRODUCES TWO NEW DEVELOPMENT SOFTWARE PARTNERS
Creating the Ultimate Software Bundle!
Mon. Mar 24, 2008 - (Calabasas, CA) - Final Draft, Inc., publisher of Final Draft®, the #1-selling scriptwriting software, announced today the addition of two new development software partners; Blake Snyder and Save the Cat! Enterprises, and Toon Boom Animation Inc., publishers of Storyboard Pro. Both products now have the ability to import Final Draft’s FCF file format for a more seamless transition from writing to outlining and/or storyboarding. Additionally, both products will be offered as a bundle option with Final Draft through the educational channel.
“We are extremely excited about this partnership and the opportunities it presents. As a niche-market company, we strive to form strategic alliances with businesses who share a similar mission and vision. Together, the alliances allow the partnered companies to enhance its product offerings and better serve the customer,” states Eddie Rehfeldt, Chief Marketing Officer at Final Draft.
Anne Lower, Director of Educational Sales and Marketing agrees.
“By adding Toon Boom Animation and Save the Cat! Enterprises to Final Draft’s group of partners, we take a bold step forward in the educational market, by actively helping student storytellers to get their words out of their heads, onto the page – and the screen.”
Academic Advantages of Toon Boom Storyboard Pro
- Introduction to pre-production concepts.
- Development of logical planning and skills.
- Essential tool for preparation and detailed development of any audiovisual project.
- Understanding of the critical pre-production phase, emphasizing the importance of pre-production accuracy and checks.
- Easy integration into any production pipeline.
Academic Advantages of Blake Snyder’s Save the Cat!
About Final Draft, Inc.
- Easy Development of a powerful Logline and Title.
- Choose one of 10 Genres, each with recognizable traits that will help you write something that is “the same, only different”: Monster in the House, Golden Fleece, Out of the Bottle, Dude with a Problem, Rites of Passage, Buddy Love, Whydunit, The Fool Triumphant, Institutionalized, and Superhero.
- Fill in a Blake Snyder Beat Sheet with the 15 key beats for every screenplay: Opening Image, Theme Stated, Set-up, Catalyst, Debate, Break into Two, B Story, Fun and Games, Midpoint, Bad Guys Close In, All Is Lost, Dark Night of the Soul, Break into Three, Finale, and Final Image.
- Use “The Board,” the fabled device seen in executive offices all over Hollywood, which allows you to "see" your movie before you begin writing. The Board is broken down into four rows, 10 cards per row for a total of 40 — a good average count for the number of beats in the average movie.
Final Draft, Inc. was founded in 1991 to develop a scriptwriting program that allows the writer to concentrate on the creative process and not on Hollywood's stringent formatting rules. Since then, Final Draft has become the Hollywood professional's choice and the world's #1-selling scriptwriting program.
In September of 2006, Final Draft, Inc., acquired Script magazine with the goal of making the publication and its ancillary services even larger and more successful. The mission of both companies has always been the same: To educate, advance and celebrate the scriptwriter with a suite of offerings that now includes software, services, publications and events.
Final Draft’s other events and services include the Big Break International Screenwriting Contest, the Scriptwriters Showcase ,Take a Meeting and ScriptXpert coverage service.
For more information about Final Draft, Inc., visit www.finaldraft.com