Scriptwriting Software

for Film, Stage, Radio and TV

Scriptwriting software designed around the creative writing process... try for free

Automatic formatting

Assisted writing plus powerful automatic formatting

Simple interface controlled with the Tab key.

Produce professional, industry standard scripts

Designed for submissions to the BBC and Hollywood.

Activate on any windows device you own with a single purchase.

Available for windows only

logo Our scriptwriting software features automatic formatting to ensure your script adheres to industry standard layouts and conventions. It was originally developed to support writers when submitting work to the BBC in the UK. Over time we have added specific layouts for stage plays and a US 55 line screenplay format. Here is a complete list of the formats we support.

  • UK and US Screenplay
  • Screenplay with scene numbers
  • Stage Play
  • TV Show Episode
  • Scene Style Radio Play
  • Taped Drama (BBC)
  • Taped Sitcom (BBC)
  • Paper Saving Green Draft (for proof reading)

Producing a finished script involves several distinct types of work:

  • Collecting Ideas
  • Story Development
  • Character Development
  • "Free Flow" writing of dialogue and action
  • Rereading and reworking the script to produce a final draft.
  • Producing printed Character Lists, Title Sheets and a Treatment.

Our scriptwriting software provides flexible, easy to use tools to help in all these areas, in one package.

Ease of use is one of our strongest feature. During development we had input from professional writers, school children and complete beginners. We can confidently say our scriptwriting software is easy to use.

If you want to just write a single page of a script. You will be able to write the dialogue and stage directions and print out an industry standard formatted script page in minutes. With just a few mouse clicks you can print the same page as a Screenplay, TV Show Episode, Radio Play or Stage Play.

Practical Scriptwriter is designed from the ground up to provide writers with an easy to use tool that removes the burden of formatting and reformatting a script. Traditional scriptwriting software products are mainly word processors with a few extra functions. They all get the job done so the choice is purely how it fits the way you work.

If you are evaluating other scriptwriting software, one feature to look for is how they handle dialog which spans a page break. The correct format is to split the dialogue at the end of a sentence and insert MORE/CONT'D markers. Practical Scriptwriter does this automatically.

Selected feature list

  • Supports UK and US Screenplay formats and paper sizes
  • Industry Standard Formats for Film, Stage, TV and Radio
  • Automatic dialogue splitting between pages preserving complete sentences. Auto MORE/CONT'D
  • Windows 7, 8 and 10 compatible.
  • Requires no knowledge of script formatting or script layout
  • Adapt / reformat your work for any media instantly.
  • Effortlessly edit and arrange your script without worrying about breaking the format
  • Import from plain text and Fountain.
  • Export to PDF, XPS, HTML and Fountain.
  • Fully Featured Trial Version (except print/export capability)
  • Character and plot notes
  • Fast mouse-free writing
  • Auto complete for character names and scene headers
  • Write in the font and font size of your choosing. Auto formatting selects the correct font for the finished script.
  • Script metrics including word count per character and proportion of dialogue to stage direction.


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