For the past 25 years, the name Final Draft has been synonymous with Hollywood.

This led Madnick to create Final Draft, a fully dedicated screenwriting software application that automatically paginates and formats scripts to Hollywood’s industry standards, allowing screenwriters to do what they do best – write scripts.


Madnick’s keen marketing instinct told him that if he could convince Hollywood’s heaviest hitters that Final Draft software would save them time and money, he’d have a chance at success. His instinct was right, as just five years after its inception, Madnick’s aggressive marketing campaign had positioned Final Draft as the entertainment industry standard for screenwriting and the market leader among its competitors worldwide. With the company now entering its 25th year and the ninth version of the software, Final Draft, the application, and its brand, continues to grow in popularity and into new markets throughout the world.

Not content to rest on the overwhelming success of its flagship product, the company continues to innovate with the recently launched Final Draft Reader® and Final Draft Writer® apps for iPhone and iPad, which make creativity truly portable and provides the connectivity and flexibility screenwriters will rely on while writing the next generation of great screenplays.

In addition to its flagship software product, Final Draft offers other services for writers, including its Big Break℠ Contest, a career-launching screenwriting competition with more than $80,000 in cash and prizes launched in 1999. Today, the contest continues to flourish and is recognized as one of the most prestigious of its kind. The winners are announced yearly at the Screenwriters Choice Awards, which began in 2005 as a way for the writing community to honor its own. All registered Final Draft users can vote for the best screenplays and teleplays of the year. The annual Hall of Fame recognition is given to writers whose body of work has had a profound influence on the industry. Previous inductees include Nancy Meyers, Lawrence Kasdan, Oliver Stone, and Syd Field.

To learn more about Final Draft, A Cast & Crew Entertainment Company and its products and services, visit: www.finaldraft.com