today announced that its forthcoming Mac OS X screenwriting application, Montage, has reached the beta development phase, and is expected to ship in March of 2006. Montage provides screenwriters with a live script outline, a view of characters, locations, tasks, research, and more. The software includes templates for film, TV, radio, and theater that automatically scripts to industry standards. Montage supports Final Draft documents, is available for $150, and requires Mac OS X 10.3 or later.
Montage "Smart Views" allow writers to visually filter the script to the desired content, based on criteria. The software also offers the ability to create, submit, and track query letters, a script synopsis, and script submissions to hundreds of included industry contacts.