Film & Novel Writers Reviews
"I've used Movie Magic Screenwriter for many years. Nothing is as simple, powerful, intuitive and versatile. And the support is outstanding."
Paul Haggis, Writer, Director, Casino Royale, Flags of Our Fathers, Crash (Best Picture & Best Original Screenplay 2005, Million Dollar Baby (Best Picture 2004)
"Movie Magic Screenwriter is the gold standard throughout the Hollywood studio system.... Superior program for addressing the challenges of production rewrites. There is no better screenwriting software on the market."
Ted Elliott & Terry Rossio, Writers, Pirates of the Caribbean 1, 2, 3 & 4, Shrek, Aladdin, Mask of Zorro
"I was the typewriter machine kind of guy and for several years I refused to switch to a computer. I thought it was going to be difficult and messy. But lot of friends finally convinced me. I bought my computer and: it was impossible to write a decent screenplay. I was always fighting the keyboard, with bad results, until someone recommended Movie Magic Screenwriter to me. Bingo! Suddenly everything became easy and professional and clean and...perfect. Movie Magic Screenwriter allowed me to concentrate on my writing, not on the keyboard. Now, all of my friends have switched to Movie Magic Screenwriter and we are very, very happy with it."
Guillermo Arriaga, Writer, Babel, The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada, 21 Grams, Amores Perros
"Movie Magic Screenwriter is the most intuitive and flexible screenwriting software on the market today."
Michael Goldenberg, Writer/ Director, Green Lantern, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, Peter Pan, Contact
"Movie Magic Screenwriter offers an intuitive writing experience with the most complete customization and the best tech support. The only reason I took so long to dump Final Draft is that I'm a complete idiot."
Craig Maizin, Writer, The Hangover Part II, Scary Movie 3 & 4
"I use Movie Magic for every film, every time!"
James Schamus, Producer, Writer, Brokeback Mountain, Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, The Ice Storm
"We've actually been using Movie Magic Screenwriter once we discovered how much it kicked the ass out of Final Draft."
Trey Parker, Director/ Writer/ Producer, Team America , South Park
"For fifteen years as a professional writer, I had dismissed every newfangled, much-hyped screenwriting program that came my way, preferring to stick with my dinosaur-like but trusty Wordstar 4.0 with Smartkey overlay...which was the computer equivalent of Sanskrit, butit was the first program I'd ever learned and the one that still worked best for me. It wasn't until I tried Movie Magic that I finally decided to enter the 21st Century and make a switch to something new. Movie Magic is what the others had promised but failed to deliver: a truly intuitive, unfussy, easy-to-use, dedicated screenwriting program that got the job done. I can't recommend it highly enough."
Frank Darabont, Writer/Director/Producer, The Walking Dead (TV), Stephen King's The Mist, The Majestic (Director), Shawshank Redemption, The Green Mile
"Matt and I used the original version of Screenwriter when we wrote Good Will Hunting. It was and remains all you need to write a screenplay that looks professional, even if yours (like ours) took a few drafts before it read like one. I highly recommend this excellent piece of software."
Ben Affleck, Academy Award winning Writer; Actor, Good Will Hunting
"I just had the latest version of Screenwriter sent to me on the set of a film I'm shooting in Paris. We recommend it to the Project Greenlight community because the best tools can only help a writer in his or her efforts to get an idea from the imagination to the big screen."
Matt Damon, Academy Award winning Writer; Actor, Good Will Hunting
"At first I was very resistant to using any kind of screenwriting program, because I still don't know how to use a computer. But Movie Magic Screenwriter takes all the pressure away. I love the program, especially the cheat feature because it evenly spreads and formats the script effortlessly."
Scott Frank, Writer, Producer Writer, Marley & Me, The Lookout, Minority Report, Out of Sight, Get Shorty, Little Man Tate
"Movie Magic Screenwriter is marvelous! We use it on every script that comes in, and what's even more fantastic is we're able to email scripts out conveniently. We use Screenwriter faithfully- it is a key to our success!"
Guy Ritchie, Director/ Writer, Sherlock Holmes 1 & 2, Snatch, Lock, Stock, and Two Smoking Barrels.
"Too bad Producers, Directors, and Studios aren't as easy to work with as Movie Magic Screenwriter."
Jim Kouf, Writer, Ghost Whisperer, National Treasure, Rush Hour, Stakeout, Con Air
"Movie Magic Screenwriter is absolutely PRIMO. Among its many attributes, it is an enormous time saver - which on a daily basis translates to larger opportunities for efforts on the projects themselves."
Bill Wittliff, Writer, The Perfect Storm, Legends of the Fall, Lonesome Dove (TV mini Series), Country, The Black Stallion
"The great thing about your program? I don't have to think about it. It's simple, very customizable, fast, and extremely solid. I've owned and used all of the other scriptwriting software programs. But after yours, there's no looking back."
Tim McCanlies, Writer, Smallville (TV), The Iron Giant, Writer/Director: Dancer, Texas Pop. 81
"Compared to what I was using, discovering Movie Magic Screenwriter was like coming out of a cave and finding everyone else living in houses."
Jeb Stuart, Writer, John Rambo, Switchback, The Fugitive, Die Hard, Another 48 Hours, Switchback.
"Movie Magic Screenwriter is terrific !!! I've used it to finish one screenplay, and started another. I particularly value the way the index cards work, allowing me to actually write in the 'format' rather than just 'reorganize'. The best compliment I can pay Screenwriter is.....most of the time I don't even notice it."
Douglas Adams, Writer, The Hitch Hiker's Guide to the Galaxy, The Restaurant at the End of the Universe, Life-The Universe and Everything, So Long and Thanks for all the Fish, Mostly Harmless
" It is so intuitive that even the most hopelessly computer-challenged (such as myself) can quickly get back to writing, rather than fumbling with manuals and guidelines."
Ted Tally, Writer, Silence of the Lambs, Red Dragon, All the Pretty Horses
"A resourceful,ever-reliable writer's friend and helper. With this software, Shakespeare could have been a contender."
Larry Gelbart, Writer, Tootsie, Barbarians at the Gate
"I could no sooner do without Movie Magic Screenwriter as I could abstain from drinking coffee. They are the two essentials - the only essentials - of a good day's work."
Sam Montgomery, Writer, Producer, 24, U-571, Breakdown
"Do I think Movie Magic Screenwriter is the best screenwriting program on the market? Hell yes. But I'm also here to tell you the program's powerful outlining and character-management capabilities proved invaluable during the writing of my debut novel. It was a long haul between the first glimmer of a concept and the first book signing -- and Movie Magic Screenwriter helped make it happen."
Ross LaManna, Screenwriter/Novelist Writer, Rush Hour, Rush Hour 2 Novel: Acid Test (Ballantine Books)
"Planning on entertaining a large crowd--possibly millions? Then, be sure to have plenty of crisp, refreshing Movie Magic Screenwriter on hand."
Charlie Haas, Screenwriter - Matinee, Tex, Gremlins II
"In every area that was important to me, Movie Magic had the edge. It's a superior program, extremely professional, and the tech guys are great."
Jeff Arch, Writer - Sleepless in Seattle, Iron Will
"The way we work, the script changes moment by moment. Movie Magic Screenwriter helps us keep track of the revisions, making sure the latest draft is always in the director's hands."
Marc Levin, Writer/ Director - Slam, The Last Party, White Boys
"My acting and directing careers continue to consume my life, leaving little time for the precious writing that I so enjoy. Thank heavens, that when I do sit down and begin working on a screenplay, that I have Movie Magic Screenwriter … The program was easy to learn and is easy to use. I find that I have the freedom to explore my story unencumbered with needing to focus on the tedious mechanics of screenplay formatting. I continue to discover new short cuts and features as I chug along. I think of those little discoveries as birthday presents from Write Brothers. Inc."
Sean Astin, Writer/Director/Actor, The Long and Short of It, Lord of the Rings trilogy
"Movie Magic gives me the best of both worlds: Communicability with my partners through its most comprehensive import and export features; and writing agility far beyond the usual script formatting. With its automatic predefined and customizable pop-up menus and smart-checks, Screenwriter bring you closer to the point where your ideas appear right away on the computer screen. So, use it and forget about being a typist...be just what you are: a writer."
Marcos Bernstein, Writer, Central Station (Central do Brasil) British Academy Award: Best Foreign Film Golden Globe: Best Foreign Film National Board of Review: Best Foreign Film
"There's nothing more arcane than proper screenplay format. Before I switched from a word processor to Movie Magic Screenwriter, I would always get bogged down in formatting details: Are there too many lines on this page? Are these dialog margins too wide? How am I going to handle this block of dialog that breaks the page? Thankfully, those days are long gone...Screenwriter handles screenplay formatting perfectly, so I can get down to the writing. It's the only tool I need. If you have a story in you, and the ability to tell it well, Movie Magic Screenwriter will make it look perfect every time."
Michael Sloane, Screenwriter, The Majestic
"Movie Magic Screenwriter is an elegantly designed, highly intuitive program that allows me to forget about the format and concentrate on story, characters, and dialogue. From the first stab at a scene to the final polish it makes movie writing & playwriting a whole lot easier."
Neil Cuthbert, Writer, Mystery Men, Hocus Pocus
"With Movie Magic Screenwriter and Dramatica Pro, I wrote the original 90 pages of MAD DOGZ AND ENGLISHMEN in eight days. MOVIE MAGIC accentuates the 'I' in Independent Film Making. With Screenwriter and Dramatica Pro, you have the tools to make your film....any film."
Joel Wein, Writer/Independent Producer, Mad Dogz and Englishmen
"MOVIE MAGIC SCREENWRITER... I LOVE YOU! With this easy to learn, simple to use program, you're writing scenes before you know it. Complicated revisions? A snap with Movie Magic. And it's fun, too!"
Euzhan Palcy, Writer/Director/Producer, Cannes Film Festival honoree Sugar Cane Alley, A Dry White Season, Simeon, Ruby Bridges, The Killing Yard
"I've been using computer scriptwriting software since the first Radio Shack model II came out. After writing scores of screenplays on one particular software I was very reluctant to switch to any other, primarily because the underlying word processing program was MS Word and I was afraid of giving up its power. However, when I learned about Movie Magic Screenwriter and how well it interfaced with Movie Magic Scheduling and Budgeting, I thought I would give it a shot. It is far and away the best screenwriting software I have ever used. Its word processor is powerful and lacks nothing that I got from MS Word but as a dedicated screenplay writing system it has a huge number of other features I wished I had accessed to long ago. I have nothing but good things to say about this program. It has been a reliable and productive tool for me and I would recommend it without reservations to screenwriters everywhere."
Jeremy Leven, Writer, Director; Novelist, The Notebook, Crazy as Hell, Creator; Writer - The Legend of Bagger Vance; Writer, Director - Don Juan de Marco
"I've used Screenwriter for ten years and almost a hundred films and I can honestly say that it works just as well for cheesey 'B' movies as it does for MegaBlockbusters."
Christopher Hyde, Writer, Chained Fury: Lesbian Slave Desires
"Movie Magic Screenwriter is an incredibly valuable tool, it allows a writer to express the words without having obstacles. Writers cannot afford interruptions when inspired, it could kill the story. I love my Movie Magic Screenwriter."
Kim Sky, Writer, Just Another Romantic Wrestling Comedy, Winner of Best Screenplay of 2006 Beverly Hills Film Festival for A Broken Child