updated 06:30 pm EDT, Fri July 14, 2006
Mariner ships Montage
Mariner Software today released its screenwriting application for Mac OS X: Montage is the company's professional screenwriting software exclusively developed for Mac OS X, offering screenwriters with a live script outline, a view of scenes, characters, locations, tasks, research, and more. Several pre-formatted templates, including film, television, and theater, automatically format the user's script to industry standards. According to the company, Montage Smart Views allow writers to visually filter the script to the desired content, based on criteria. "When the script is completed, Montage even includes the ability to create, submit, and track query letters, a script synopsis, and script submissions to hundreds of included industry contacts," the company said. Montage also imports Final Draft, text, and RTF documents. Montage will initially be offered in English for $140, with support for other language versions is expected in the near future. Montage requires Mac OS 10.3 or above and runs natively on Intel-based Macs.