Final Draft 9

Developer: Cast & Crew Production Software, LLC

Current Version: 9.0.9

Last Updated: 1 year ago

Download Size: 52.6 MB - Download


Write movie and TV scripts, stage plays, and new media with Final Draft – the entertainment industry-standard application that combines powerful word processing with professional script formatting.

“Final Draft makes it possible to simply imagine the movie in script form.” - Tom Hanks — Writer / Director / Producer / Academy Award®-winner

There is no need to learn about script formatting rules – Final Draft automatically formats your script to industry standards as you write.

Works seamlessly with the new Final Draft Writer app for iPad (sold separately).


* Scene View - Outline your script and reorder scenes using a simple drag-and-drop interface.
* Navigator – View, sort and filter the important details of your scenes, Scriptnotes and Characters.
* Index Cards - Easily outline your story and restructure your script one scene at a time.
* ScriptNotes – Make general or element specific color-coded notes that won’t affect your script’s pagination.
* Templates – Over 100 classic and current television shows, screenplay, stageplay, and graphic novel templates are available with the option to customize your own.
* Pagination - Final Draft paginates your script perfectly to industry standards universally for OSX, PC or iPad.
* Watermarking in Printing and PDF Options - You can print your watermarked script to any printer with standardized paper size or save directly to PDF in flawless script format.
* Panels System - Split your screen in half so you can view scene outlines while simultaneously writing your script.
* Final Draft Courier Font - We have created the ideal screenwriting font that is easy to read while meeting industry requirements.
* Writing Management - Check content you've written to help you manage your writing goals.
* Format Assistant - After you're finished with your first draft, run Format Assistant to make sure there are no formatting errors.
* Retina and Full Screen Support - Benefit from the convenience of distraction-free writing in full screen mode, as well as retina display compatibility.
* Mac OSX Dictation Support - Mac’s built-in OSX dictation feature works with Final Draft allowing for hands-free writing that’s as fast as your ideas.

“I’d ... like to acknowledge the debt I owe to the Final Draft software, without which I’d still be using Wite-Out® on the shooting script for A Few Good Men.”
Aaron Sorkin — Writer / Producer / Emmy® winner / Tony®-winner / Academy Award®-winner - The Social Network, Charlie Wilson's War, The West Wing (TV)


* Title Page - Create and easily include a professional Title Page with your script.
* Revision Mode - Revise your script as often as you'd like. Save different revisions for production purposes.
* Page Locking - Omit scenes, lock pages and A-pages, and set revision colors. You can take your script all the way from concept to final production.
* Colored Production Pages for Revisions - Colored border allows for writing ease, with solid color production pages in PDF for distribution.
* Character Highlighting – Use to highlight specific characters’ lines for table reads or when writing to track characters’ dialogue.
* Customizable Reporting - Final Draft offers you seven different reports for production including Scene, Character, and Location reports. Print or email reports separately from your script.


Release Notes:

• Improved text drawing
• PDFs now show colored pages for full draft in revision mode


Most Helpful Reviews

Version 9.0.2
Review by Rich Camp

Amazing Improvements on Something Already Amazing! - Final Draft 9 knocks it out of the part! The improvements to this application are a true blessing during all aspects of the writing process. The Navigator has made drastic improvements that help from planning ideas to rewriting. Allowing you to follow storylines, character development and overall scene order. It’s just astounding. Color coded script notes really help you speed thru your script analyzing and finding exactly what you need. Like any great screenplay, it’s the little things that count and Final Draft has put huge thought into those small things. From Character Replacement allowing you to with the click of a button swap out a characters name. Watermarking. And even Character Highlighting. All simple things that make a huge difference in workflow of a writer. Also love using with Mac’s Dictation allowing me to sit back and write with my mouth. And as a MacBook Pro Retina user, the addition of retina support and fullscreen mode make the whole process beautiful and worthy of staring at for hours on end.

Found helpful by 53 out of 93 people
Version 9.0.8
Review by Ice Block Films

80 pages into a project and... - “This files is not compatible with this version of Final Draft.” “The document could not be opened.” So… Now what?

Found helpful by 5 out of 12 people