Final Draft Extends Domination, Re-Ups WGAW Pact Ahead Of Final Draft 9 Debut

EXCLUSIVE: Final Draft, Inc. and the Writers Guild of America, West (WGAW) have renewed the vows that helped make Final Draft the #1 market dominant scripting software used by screenwriters and wannabe scribes everywhere. The deal, first inked in 2006 and then re-upped in 2008, will continue for another 3-year term under the latest re-up. WGAW will keep endorsing Final Draft over other competitors on its otherwise sparse WGAW script registry site, where Final Draft’s logo gets eyeballs from everyone registering screen- and teleplays online. The two are are also collaborating off the page. They’ll partner on an instructional event for writers to be held at the WGA Theater to teach WGAW members how to use the software’s latest version, Final Draft 9, which will debut in Q1 2014. And for the first time, the grand prize winner of Final Draft’s Big Break Screenwriting Contest in the feature film category will become eligible to join the WGAW’s Independent Writers Caucus.

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