Final Draft 11, Newest Version of World’s No. 1 Screenwriting Software Now Available

Although it’s long been regarded as the industry standard for screenwriting software, used on 95% of all productions, Final Draft is not resting on its laurels. Starting today, a new, even better version of the world’s top-selling, Emmy® Award-winning screenwriting software, Final Draft 11, is available at

“Final Draft has been the industry standard screenwriting application for more than a quarter-century, but we still continually strive to make a great product even better,” said Scott McMenamin, President of Final Draft. “Final Draft 11 sets a new standard for the field as a tool that can be of enormous value not only to film and TV writers but also to writers of stage plays, comics, graphic novels, video games, and immersive storytelling.”

Final Draft 11 offers a host of new and improved features, including a hands-free dictation capability, cutting-edge collaboration tools that allow co-writers at different locations to work together seamlessly, the ability to import images into script pages, Beat Boards and Story Maps, and a brand-new tagging capability that makes it easy for writers and non-writing production staff to track particular story elements and break down scripts for scheduling and budgeting.

Final Draft 11 also includes an enhanced Beat Board and Story Map that makes it easier than ever for writers to do all their story-planning in one place.

New or enhanced features include:

  • Speech to Script. Final Draft 11’s new Speech to Script feature takes advantage of the Mac’s built-in Dictation capability to let writers work at the speed of thought with fast, hands-free writing.
  • Insert Images. Whether the project is a screenplay, graphic novel, or video game, Final Draft 11 helps writers visualize the story by allowing them to drag images into their scripts, Story Maps, or Beat Boards.
  • Tagging. By allowing users to label and track specific story elements, ranging from scenes and characters to locations and props, Final Draft 11 makes it easy for not only writers but also production managers, assistant directors, and below-the-line department heads to break down scripts for scheduling and budgeting.
  • Enhanced Real-Time Collaboration. Final Draft 11’s new, improved collaboration tools allow writing teams to work remotely in real time, with everyone now able to edit drafts simultaneously.

Final Draft 11 has been rigorously tested by hundreds of screenwriters over the past 13 months, to ensure the highest quality.The feedback has been strong. Ride Along writer Greg Coolidge said, “I just wrote a scene without touching the keyboard – Final Draft does it again! 11 is slick, and with speech to text, images, and night mode, Final Draft just keeps getting better!”

More praise for Final Draft:

“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 (The Shape of Water, Pan’s Labyrinth, Hellboy, Crimson Peak)

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

—J.J. Abrams (Star Trek, Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Lost)

“Final Draft has eclipsed all of its competitors because it is the best. It does everything you could possibly think of and then you can write and not think of it at all.”

—Matthew Weiner (Mad Men, The Sopranos, Becker)

“You can’t win a race without a champion car. Final Draft is my Ferrari.”

—James Cameron (Avatar, Titanic, Terminator 2, Terminator)

About Final Draft, a Cast & Crew Entertainment Company

Final Draft has published Final Draft software – the number-one selling screenwriting application in the world – for 27 years. Final Draft automatically paginates and formats your script to industry standards, allowing writers to focus

on what they do best – writing scripts. Used by such industry giants as J.J. Abrams, James Cameron, and Aaron Sorkin, Final Draft software is the professional’s choice and the entertainment industry standard. In addition to its flagship software product, Final Draft offers the annual Big Break® Contest – a screenwriting competition that launches careers, and awards over $80,000 in cash and prizes. Final Draft also offers the Final Draft Mobile app for iPhone and iPad, making creativity truly portable. For its incomparable contributions to the industry, Final Draft was awarded the prestigious Primetime Emmy® Engineering Award in 2013.

To learn more about Final Draft and its products and services, visit:

You can also download a trial version of Final Draft 11 at




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