<img height="1" width="1" style="display:none" src="https://www.facebook.com/tr?id=1747911118815584&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.

Adam Mason & Simon Boyes on Writing 'Songbird' During a Pandemic

Screenwriters Adam Mason and Simon Boyes didn't initially plan to write a movie about a pandemic during a pandemic. But when COVID-19 shut down the movie they had originally planned to shoot in 2020, they ended up doing just that with Songbird.

Read More

‘Herself’ Portrays the Power of Human Empathy Through Constructing a Tiny But Mighty House

Herself opens on a child’s playhouse belonging to one of Sandra’s (played by the powerful Clare Dunne) children. Inside is an inscription listing a phone number and a request to call the cops. The house represents Sandra’s current and future salvatio...

Read More

'Sing Me A Song' Chronicles a Buddhist Monk's Struggles With Internet Temptations

Sing Me A Song is a fascinating examination of what happens when an isolated community slowly but surely is exposed to the outside world through the internet and television... To the point that young monks are now aware of internet dating. While one ...

Read More

The Necessity of Diversity Editors in Hollywood

For decades, BIPOC have fought tirelessly to be heard, acknowledged and supported within the entertainment industry, but Hollywood has long been controlled by white people who hire white people who write from a white perspective (and therefor their a...

Read More

Write On with Manager-Producer Peter Katz

Literary Manager and producer Peter Katz discusses his company Story Driven, Being a Judge in Final Draft's Big Break Contest, what writers can do to stay focused in 2021, and more. 

Read More

Write On with 'One Night in Miami' Screenwriter Kemp Powers

One Night in Miami screenwriter Kemp Powers discusses adapting his own play into a film, how his previous work as a journalist informs his screenwriting, the real history behind the film's events, and more.  Inspired by real events, the movie is a fi...

Read More

Write On with 'Ma Rainey's Black Bottom' Writer Ruben Santiago-Hudson

Ma Rainey's Black Bottom writer Ruben Santiago-Hudson discusses with guest host Sade' Sellers his relationship with August Wilson, the characters of Levee and Ma, and much more.  Starring Viola Davis and the late Chadwick Boseman, the film, adapted f...

Read More

'The Climb' Shows The Hard Work of A Good Bromance Makes the Downhill Moments Worth It

The bromance has long been examined on the indie movie scene and The Climb absolutely owes a debt to the Duplass brothers, and even broader pieces like I Love You, Man. That said, The Climb is an achievement that stands all on its own. Stemming from ...

Read More

'Skylines' Breaks Barriers in Sci-Fi Screenwriting

Skylines — the third installment of a sci-fi action trilogy whose creation spans the last decade and was made on a relatively small budget — breaks barriers when it comes to writing sci-fi with heavy special effects for the big screen, and also bends...

Read More

Save on Screenwriting Software Today!

Screenwriters want to write without worrying about formatting. Final Draft, the industry standard screenwriting software, is the tool the pros rely on. Make sure your script looks professional - save on Final Draft today!

Final Draft 11

FOR TV, FILM, & PLAYWRITING PROFESSIONALS

The brand-new Final Draft 11 includes over 100 templates for TV, film, and playwriting.
Shop Now

Final Draft 11

UPGRADE FROM ANY PREVIOUS VERSION

Own Final Draft 10 or earlier? Upgrade to Final Draft 11 and start enjoying all the new features at nearly 40% off the regular price.
Shop Now