<img height="1" width="1" style="display:none" src="https://www.facebook.com/tr?id=252463768261371&amp;ev=PageView&amp;noscript=1">

Final Draft Blog

All the tips, tricks and information you need to inspire your writing!
Read interviews with the pros, catch up with industry news, and listen to Write On: A Screenwriting Podcast by Final Draft.

Spec Spotlight: Ben Ketai on Selling His First Spec 'Undying' 

Screenwriter/director Ben Ketai was about 12 years old – too young, he admits – when he first saw the Adrian Lyne thriller Fatal Attraction. It left an indelible impression that has lasted well into his career in Hollywood.

Read More

Spec Spotlight: Joe Russo on 'The Last Will & Testament of Charles Abernathy'

Screenwriter Joe Russo says his latest project, Netflix's The Last Will & Testament of Charles Abernathy, was "born out of necessity."

Read More

Spec Spotlight: Daniel Kunka sells heist spec 'Lift' to Netflix

Photo Copyright: Jacey Kessen Kunka Screenwriter Daniel Kunka's new spec has some serious lift-off at Netflix. His script Lift was snatched up by the streaming giant earlier this year in less than 24 hours.

Read More

Oh, Baby!' creates lovely afterglow at Dances with Films

As Los Angeles Dances with Films' epic line-up of three solid weeks of programming has now ended, many films will continue to linger in the consciousness. Audience Award Winner for Best Short Film in competition Oh, Baby! is one such film. It’s a fem...

Read More

Spec Spotlight: Lionsgate Purchases Stephen Herman's 'The Culling'

Screenwriter Stephen Herman is hoping to invigorate the horror genre with his new spec script The Culling, which was recently sold to Lionsgate with David F. Sandberg attached to direct.

Read More

Spec Spotlight: Zack Ford Sells 'The Watcher' to Spooky Pictures

Zack Ford is hoping to scare audiences with his spec script The Watcher, which recently sold. The psychological thriller is about a newly engaged couple who move to an apartment in New York City, however the fiancée soon feels that she is being watch...

Read More

Spec Spotlight: Meredith Dawson Sells Spec to Universal, Paul Feig to Produce

Screenwriter Meredith Dawson is hoping to reignite the romantic comedy genre with the recent sale of her spec script, When Michael Met Carrie…and Other People. Universal Pictures snapped up the script, which will also be directed by Dawson, with Paul...

Read More

Spec Spotlight: Jeff Bushell Sells 'Bad Dog' to Lionsgate

Screenwriter Jeff Bushell’s latest spec has gone to the dogs. But in his case, that’s actually a good thing. Bushell’s comedy spec script Bad Dog is about an adorable mutt who’s also Satan’s favorite hellhound, and it was recently purchased by Lionsg...

Read More

Spec Spotlight: Peter Gaffney Sells Sci-Fi Spec 'Don't Go in the Water' to Universal Pictures

After setting up sci-fi specs at both LeVision Entertainment and Lionsgate, New York-based screenwriter Peter Gaffney went on to reportedly sell his spec script Don’t Go in the Water to Universal Pictures in the mid-to-high six figure range.

Read More

Untitled Document

Final Draft 13 is here!

Use what the pros use!

Final Draft 13 - More Tools. More productivity. More progress.

What’s new in Final Draft 13?

feature writing goals and productivity stats


Set goals and get valuable insights to take your work to the next level

feature typewriter


A new typewriter-like view option improves your focus

feature emoji


Craft more realistic onscreen text exchanges and make your notes more emotive

And so much more, thoughtfully designed to help unleash your creativity.

computer using Final Draf

Final Draft is used by 95% of film and television productions