Scriptwriting Software for Film, Stage, Radio and TV

screenwriting software Effortlessly produce industry standard scripts whatever your destination medium. Practical Scriptwriter is a dedicated writing tool supporting character and story planning and automatic script formatting.

Practical Scriptwriter has been developed from the ground up to support writers at all levels from novice to seasoned professionals. Simple TAB key based selection of Scene Headers, Dialogue, Stage Direction or Transitions allow mouse free writing.

See if its right for you. The trial version is not time limited and all features are enabled except print and export which require registration.

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New Version - May 2015

Version 2.7 includes the following new features:

1.  Addition of a new format "Screenplay 55 line" which offers line and letter spacing to emulate typewriter layouts.

2.  Addition of Plain Text and Fountain import and export.

3.  Radio format - added optional display of location and time of day.

4.  Screenplay format - added optional display of scene numbers.

Also included are several stability improvements and bug fixes.

As always, this version is a free upgrade for all users. 

Academic Discount for all learners

If you are in full or part time education you can get a 50% discount. Buy a student license

Try it for yourself

Join the thousands of users who have experienced the easiest to use screenwriting software since its launch in 2005. This is not just a tweaked word processor, Practical Scriptwriter has been designed from scratch to effortlessly produce formatted scripts to industry standards.

If you have never written a screenplay, stage play, TV show or radio drama before this software is for you. You can be confident your first script will be in a format acceptable to any professional organisation.

If you regularly write scripts, Practical Scriptwriter helps you quickly get ideas onto the screen. Plan plot structure, record character descriptions and write your treatment in an integrated environment. Export to RTF, PDF, XPS, HTML.

No software can write for you. We concentrate on providing the best writing experience we can to allow you to concentrate on characters and plot.

Free RTF Conversion Utility

Do you have existing scripts that you want to import to Practical Scriptwriter ?

If you do then you may be interested in a script conversion utility we are developing. The Beta is available as a free download here. It will only accept screenplay format scripts in rich text format (.RTF) at present and it's not fully automatic, you may have some changes to make before you can import. But it should avoid too much retyping.

Practical Scriptwriter, simple, intuitive screenwriting software for Film, Stage and TV scripts.

Free Trial.

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Feel free to evaluate Practical Scriptwriter before you buy. The Print and Export features are not available until the product is activated. All other features are available for you to evaluate, including print preview.

Supported operating systems - Windows 7, 8 and 10 (desktop).

Activate the print and export for:
£35 UKP
approx 57 USD
approx 44 EURO
for a 2 machine license
Student pricing

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