Introducing Final Draft® 11

Introducing Final Draft 11
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Used by 95% of the entertainment industry

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Final Draft paginates your script to entertainment industry formats

Over 300 templates for screenplays, teleplays, comics, immersive storytelling, graphic novels, and stage plays

Write using Windows, Macintosh, or in the Final Draft Mobile app for iPhone & iPad (app sold separately)

The choice of studios and production companies worldwide
  • The Shape of Water
  • Pan's Labyrinth
  • Crimson Peak

If one could marry a program - or even elope with one - I would choose Final Draft. After all it has been a wise, patient and loyal writing partner that has been by my side for almost fifteen years.

Guillermo del Toro — Writer / Director / Producer / Academy Award Winner
  • Star Wars: The Force Awakens
  • Westworld
  • Lost

Even if you don’t own a computer, I recommend buying Final Draft.

JJ Abrams — Writer / Director / Producer / Emmy Award Winner
  • The Beguiled
  • Marie Antoinette
  • The Virgin Suicides

Final Draft makes it so much easier – and it’s motivating when what you’re working on looks like a script.

Sofia Coppola — Writer / Director / Producer / Academy Award Winner
  • Logan
  • Walk the Line
  • Girl, Interrupted

Final Draft is a program made to perform one task with excellence – the writing of a screenplay – by people who support Final Draft users with passion and understanding.

James Mangold — Writer / Director / Producer / Academy Award Nominee
  • Carol
  • Mrs. Harris

Writing a script prior to Final Draft was like pulling oneself out of quicksand - cut, paste and formatting nightmares. I discovered Final Draft early in the process of writing Carol and have never used another program since. And never will.

Phyllis Nagy — Writer / Director / Academy Award Nominee
  • The Intern
  • It's Complicated
  • Father of the Bride

Final Draft actually makes getting to the final draft faster, easier and more fun than any other screenwriting program I’ve tried. I love it!

Nancy Meyers — Writer / Director / Producer / Academy Award Nominee

Advanced Brainstorming

With Final Draft 11, you can brainstorm, visualize, report, tag, collaborate and customize your writing environment like never before.
Advanced brainstorming for your script using Final Draft 11

Refined Beat Board

Limitless space to organize your ideas in a customizable, visual way. Plan set pieces, store character research, and much more.

  1. Beats can be anything – plot points, character arcs, research, location ideas
  2. Beats can contain both stylized text and images
  3. Drag content to and from your script and Beat Board, preserving formatting
  4. Color code for easy reference with a vibrant color palette
Organize your script using Final Draft 11's refined Beat Board
Use the new Story Map in Final Draft 11 to connect your Beat Board to your script

New Story Map

Connect your Beat Board ideas to your script. Keep on track with visual guideposts to your story.

  1. Organize Beats and Structure Points from the Beat Board
  2. View Beat content easily while writing
  3. Visually plan milestones and plot points
  4. Easily navigate your script and Beat Board
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Streamlined Writing and Editing with Final Draft 11

Streamlined Writing and Editing

Final Draft 11 automatically paginates and formats your script to industry standards allowing writers to focus on what they do best: writing.

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Real-Time Collaboration
Speech to Script
SmartType
Insert Images
Alternate Dialogue
Night Mode

Real-Time Collaboration

Collaborate simultaneously with your writing partners IN REAL TIME - around the corner - or around the world.

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Speech to Script

Speech to Script uses Mac’s Dictation feature so you can write your screenplay without ever touching a keyboard.

Start Speaking

SmartType

Use SmartType to cut down on keystrokes by auto-filling commonly used names, locations, and more.

Start Typing

Insert Images

Insert images on title pages, in the script or even in the Beat Board to help visualize your story.

Start Inserting Images

Alternate Dialogue

Use Alternate Dialogue to store as many different versions of lines as you can imagine.

Start Alternating

Night Mode

Eliminate distractions and get down to business with night mode.

Start Writing
Easier Formatting

Easier Formatting

Use your creative energy to focus on your story and characters — let Final Draft take care of the rest.

Final Draft 11 Title Page

Title Page

All Final Draft templates come with industry standard title pages that are easy to modify, save, and print or save to PDF

Tab & Enter

Use just the Tab and Enter keys to write your script quickly and easily.

Final Draft 11 Tab and Enter
Script Format Assistant

Format Assistant

Be confident your script is professionaly formatted before you print or email it.

Reformat Tool

Speed through the reformatting process when importing different file types.

Script Reformat Tool in Final Draft 11
Automatically Backup your script in Final Draft 11

Automatic Backup Folder

Protect your work with automatic file backups.

Unicode Support

Final Draft 11 ships with fonts which support over 97 different languages. Users can also add their own fonts to type in additional languages.

Pagination & Page Management

Automatically format and paginate to industry standards. Meet page count requirements using Final Draft 11 custom formatting tools.

Keyboard Shortcuts

Customize your workflow and save time.

Scene Navigator

Quick access to all of the scenes in your script. Easily store, access and color code scene summary, location, and other useful story data.

ScriptNotes

Store ideas, suggestions, or scene fragments you don’t want to forget. Share notes and feedback with co-writers and colleagues.

Characters Navigator

Plan and track your each character’s story arc throughout the script. Store character bios, research and more.

Agile Production

Agile Production

Final Draft is trusted by 95% of film, television and multimedia professionals to get them from page to screen.

Revision Mode

Mark and review all changes to take a script through production. Set your revision colors, lock pages, omit scenes - Final Draft makes it easy.

  1. Add, edit or remove scene numbers throughout your script
  2. Lock Pages so your revisions don’t affect your page numbers
  3. Export to PDF in Revision Mode with industry standard colors
  4. Protect your script with customizable watermarks on PDFs and printed pages
  5. Omit a scene to make last minute changes without disrupting production
Final Draft 11 Revision Mode Settings
Final Draft 11 Tag Selection

Tags Mode

Powerful reporting, your way - create custom reports on any element of your script.

  1. Dig into your script by tracking customizable story elements and character traits
  2. Get ready for production by Tagging costume, props, locations and more
  3. Break your script down for budgeting and scheduling

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Big Break® Screenwriting Contest

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