Minneapolis, MN – December 11, 2007 -Mariner Software today released Montage 1.3, the only Mac-only screenwriting software developed exclusively for Mac OS X. Announced earlier this year, Montage 1.3 is the most powerful version to date, introducing several new features, including one industry first: the ability to export Montage scripts to Final Draft (.fdr).
Version 1.3 also introduces:
• Added Leopard support
• Added the ability to export Montage scripts to Final Draft (.fdr)
• Added the ability to export Montage scripts to .sex format for interfacing with
production scheduling applications like Gorilla, EP Scheduling and CompanyMOVE
• Added localized support for French, Italian, German and Spanish
• Improved accessibility
• Added iScript support
• Added “Starts New Page” setting for any element
• Added new toolbar buttons: Bold, Underline, Italic and Fonts
• Page Size can now be set in Page Setup
• Improved Montage’s performance when importing files
• Added Montage Help
• Added MORE & CONT’D. support for lyrics
• Title Page, Scenes and Script views are now all centered in the window
• Added “Print Title Page” checkbox to Printing tab of Document Properties
• Scene Navigation Palette now shows scene status colors
• Added a new Musical (Forest) template
• Tweaked the Screenplay (Screenwriter) template
• Numerous bug fixes
“Montage 1.3 is an accumulation of over a year’s worth of development effort,” said Michael Wray, President of Mariner Software. “Not only does it introduce an industry-first feature in the ability to save a Montage script to a Final Draft file format, it also reinforces Mariner’s commitment to the world of screenwriting beyond the English language. Montage 1.3 now supports five different languages.”
Trial and Full copies are now available on the Mariner Software web site at the following page:
Montage makes it easy to create, edit, and manage screenplays on a Macintosh. From the ability to import and export 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 or the 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.
The shipping version of Montage 1.3 is now available and sells for $139.95USD. It is a free upgrade for all Montage 1.0 customers. Montage requires Mac OS 10.3.9 or above and is fully universal and accessible.
Where to Buy
Montage can be purchased online at https://marinersoftware.com/shopproduct.php or through various retailers such as: The Apple Store, Amazon, MicroCenter, The Writer’s Store, 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:
About Mariner Software
Mariner Software, Inc., developers of the industry-recognized products, MacJournal, Mariner Write, Mariner Calc, Montage, WinJournal, StoryMill, Desktop Poet, MacGourmet Deluxe, Contour, and Mariner Paperless, 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 https://marinersoftware.com.
Mariner Write, Mariner, WinJournal, Montage and Desktop Poet are registered trademarks of Mariner Software, Inc. StoryMill, Contour, and Mariner Paperless are pending registration. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.
For more information contact:
Director of Marketing
Mariner Software, Inc.