<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 the Final Draft Insider View Podcast.

Sanjeev Sirpal On Random Tropical Paradise & How He's Reviving Original Comedies

Sanjeev Sirpal takes us from landing his first job in Los Angeles to what got him "in the room", which ultimately led to writing original comedies that actually got made. "Random Tropical Paradise" is an epic journey about a jilted groom and his best...

Read More

Dwain Worrell on "The Wall" and how to wow them in the end

Listen as Drew Goddard gives Insider View host, Pete D'Alessandro the scoop on writing the critically acclaimed The Martian as well as plans for Daredevil Season 2.

Read More

Manager Marc Manus talks unearthing gems and the scripts that catch his eye

Big Break judge and Zero Gravity literary manager Marc Manus discusses how he got his start, what types of scripts excite him, and how he “goes to the mat” for his screenwriters.

Read More

Netflix Original "Sand Castle" scribe Chris Roessner talks to Final Draft

Chris Roessner talks to Final Draft about his Netflix Original movie "Sand Castle", and how joining the military paved the way for film school and a reunion with his military Father.

Read More

"The Discovery" Writer Charlie McDowell Discusses His Netflix Original & More

Charlie McDowell lets Final Draft in on how his Sundance film "The Discovery" grabbed the attention of Netflix. Jason Segel, Robert Redford and Rooney Mara star in the science-fiction, romantic drama about a scientist's discovery of afterlife and its...

Read More

Former Big Break Finalists Talk Landing Jobs as Showrunner's Assistants on "Supernatural" and "The 100"

What is it like to be a Showrunners' Assistant on a hit show? 2016 Big Break finalists Meghan Fitzmartin and Paula Sabbaga take us behind the scenes of Supernatural and The 100, discuss their journeys from Big Break to The CW and remind us the import...

Read More

John Zaozirny of Bellevue Productions Talks Selling Scripts

John Zaozirny, principal at Bellevue Productions, takes time out of his busy schedule to talk with us about selling scripts, scripts that top the Black List and what it means when a script is "set up".

Read More

"Hidden Figures" Writer Allison Schroeder & Writer/Director Ted Melfi Discuss Layered Storytelling

In our first ever double episode, we talk with Allison Schroeder and Ted Melfi about Hidden Figures and how subverting expectations can lead to complicated, layered characters and compelling storytelling.

Read More

"Man Alive" Screenwriter Joseph Greenberg on How to Navigate Rewrites, Notes and Pitch Meetings

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 10

FOR TV, FILM, & PLAYWRITING PROFESSIONALS

The brand-new Final Draft 10 includes over 100 templates for TV, film, and playwriting.

SHOP NOW

Final Draft 10

FOR TV, FILM, & PLAYWRITING PROFESSIONALS

The brand-new Final Draft 10 includes over 100 templates for TV, film, and playwriting.

SHOP NOW