Mariner Software Announces Montage Public Beta

Minneapolis, MN – December 20, 2006 -Mariner Software today released the public beta version of Montage 1.1, the only screenwriting software developed exclusively for Mac OS X. This is the product’s first significant update since its initial release earlier in the year. Montage 1.1 is expected to ship next month at the Macworld Expo in San Francisco.

Version 1.1 introduces several feature additions, such as:

* New! Production style scene numbering.
* New! .mac integration.
* Significant improvements in importing Final Draft® and text scripts.
* Improved SmartType system.
* New! Assignable Keywords.

A trial copy of the public beta and testing information is available, on the Mariner Software web site, at the following page: page=105

The Mac community is invited to download the product and make suggestions or submit bug reports. A full description of the 1.1 feature list and current outstanding issues can also be found on the beta page above.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 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 1.1 will sell for $139.95USD and is a free upgrade for all 1.0 customers. Support for languages other than English is expected in the near future. Montage requires Mac OS 10.3.9 or above and is fully universal and accessible.

Montage can be purchased online at 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… page=17

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

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:
Logan Ryan
Director of Marketing
Mariner Software, Inc.