SOURCE: Mariner Software

May 21, 2007 09:11 ET

Mariner Software Announces Montage 1.3 Screenwriting Software to Include Industry-First Feature

CANNES, FRANCE -- (MARKET WIRE) -- May 21, 2007 -- Mariner Software, today at the Cannes Film Festival, announced the upcoming release of Montage 1.3, the only screenwriting software developed exclusively for Mac OS X. Billed as the product's most comprehensive update to date, Montage 1.3 introduces to the public an industry-first feature: Save As Final Draft. Screenwriters will be able to write scripts in Montage, then export to Final Draft (users can already import Final Draft scripts into Montage). Also included Montage 1.3 is localization for French, German, Spanish and Italian languages, along with support for Movie Magic Screenwriter .sex file formats. Demonstrations of a pre-release version can be seen at the Moviesoft booth 23-01 during the Cannes Film Festival at the Market Place Palais des Festivals.

Montage makes it easy to create, edit, and manage screenplays on a Macintosh. From the ability to import Final Draft or text documents, to using custom, pre-formatted templates for film, TV, and theater, to the time-saving Smart Views, Montage guides both the first time screenwriter and seasoned veteran, from start to finish.

But Montage doesn't stop there.

Once a script is complete, Montage allows the user the ability to submit, track, and send a query, synopsis, and scripts to hundreds of included industry contacts through Montage's integration with Apple's Address Book.

"One of the biggest objections we received early on is that many screenwriters work with colleagues who use Final Draft," said Michael Wray, President of Mariner Software. We have invested thousands of man hours to reverse engineer the Final Draft code. As a result, a writer can now use Montage to create his or her script and take advantage of all the innovation and integration with Mac OS X, and once the script is complete, it can be saved in a true Final Draft format and shared with anyone. This is technology the screenwriting community has never seen before."

Montage 1.3 will be a free update for all 1.0 customers. No ship date has been released.

The shipping version of Montage 1.2.2 sells for $139.95USD and is a free upgrade for all 1.0 customers. Montage requires Mac OS 10.3.9 or above and is fully universal and accessible.

Montage can be purchased online at www.marinersoftware.com or through various retailers such as: The Apple Store, CompUSA, Amazon, MicroCenter, MacMall, or Fry's Electronics. Montage can also be purchased through numerous international distributors across the world. For a complete list of international distributors, visit the following page...

http://www.marinersoftware.com/sitepage.php?page=17

About Mariner Software

Mariner Software, Inc., developers of the industry-recognized products, MacJournal, Mariner Write, Mariner Calc, Montage, and now, WinJournal has established itself as one of the most diverse leaders in consumer, business, and educational writing and creativity markets for the Macintosh and Windows platforms. With customers worldwide, Mariner Software is committed to delivering the highest quality software, with an emphasis on total customer satisfaction. For more information, visit the Mariner Software web site at http://www.marinersoftware.com.

Mariner Write, Mariner, and Desktop Poet are registered trademarks of Mariner Software, Inc. WinJournal and Montage are trademark pending registrations. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

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