Hollywood Screenwriter

Written by Jeremy Horelick
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Hollywood Screenwriter can be a valuable tool for movie mavens just breaking into the business. If you've got a killer idea for a blockbuster romantic comedy of crime drama, it's imperative that you get to work writing it before someone else beats you to the punch. There are a finite number of ideas in general, which means an even smaller percentage of good ones. Any time lost pondering what to do once you have that idea can cost you a sale or even the chance of seeing your movie on the silver screen.

One way around this dilemma is to buy a screenwriting software product that takes the drudgery out of the process. In particular, you'll want to find a program that formats your script pages with proper headers, scene breaks, and slug lines. You may also find margin-formatting and page-counting and -numbering functionality important as you move through your story. In the end, these considerations are less important than the content itself, but a non-standard script may in fact prevent it from getting read in the first place.

Specific Features of Hollywood Screenwriter

Hollywood Screenwriter boasts over 50 different templates for your TV pilot, character name and dialogue configuration, and drag-and-drop options. If a line of dialogue works better on page 117 than it does on 17, all you have to do is highlight the text, cut it, and paste it in its new home. Should you decide that it works best back on page 17, you can "undo" your changes automatically or else re-cut and re-paste your material later.

As with any good scriptwriting software product, Hollywood Screenwriter also features a built-in spell-checker and dictionary. In a highly competitive marketplace such as the scriptwriting pool, even seemingly tiny mistakes such as typos and spelling errors can be detrimental. The content may in fact be understandable to the reader, but he or she will proceed knowing that you put less than your best, most professional effort into your work, which is no way to get it sold.


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