Scriptwriting for Digital Media Production
Instructor: Lindsay Grace



Scriptwriting Software and Tools:

Premium Software

Final Draft: The standard , professional grade scriptwriting tool.

Open Office: A comprehensive suite of free word processing, charting, and related software. This suite is comparable to the Microsoft Office suite.

Second Tier Solutions:

Rough Draft: A donation-ware program to aid in formatting a script.

Scriptware: Mid-priced competitor to Final draft.

Alternate Tools:

Sophocles: An innovative software solution that helps with the writing process as well as formatting. The demo version provides most of the functionality you will need for this course.

You may also consider using a template:

The Scriptwriter's Toolkit: A collection of 14 Microsoft Word Templates

Screenplay Style Sheets For Mac: A set of basic templates for Mac users.


Provided by Lindsay Grace for students of the Illinois Institute of Art, Chicago. These documents may be used by others when properly credited. Please email lgrace at aii edu for more information.