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The TV Academy To Honor "The Industry Standard" In Screenplay Software
LOS ANGELES, Oct. 1, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The American Television Academy of Arts and Sciences (ATAS) has announced the recipients of the 65th Primetime Emmy® Engineering Awards. Recipients will receive their awards during the Wednesday, October 23rd ceremony at the Loews Hollywood Hotel in Hollywood.
Final Draft, Inc., publisher of Final Draft®, the #1-selling screenwriting software in the world, has been awarded the Engineering Plaque, which honors achievements that exhibit a high level of engineering and are important to the progress of the industry. In announcing the honor, ATAS noted:
"FINAL DRAFT is a fully dedicated screenwriting software application and has become the industry standard used by television writers from concept through final production, offering powerful formatting, pagination and revision features. The software, which runs on Windows, Mac and iOS platforms, offers writers the ability to create consistent, properly formatted, industry standard results. FINAL DRAFT, first released in 1991, continues to evolve with additional features and is used almost universally by writers in the television industry."
Marc Madnick, Final Draft, Inc. co-founder and CEO, said, "I could not be happier for everyone that has worked here both past and present. After 22 years, this is truly the highest honor we have received."
Final Draft, Inc., with offices in Southern California and New York, employs over 40 cutting edge engineers, designers and marketers dedicated to keeping Final Draft, Inc. a market leader in technology.
Josh C. Kline, Final Draft, Inc.'s Chief Strategy Officer, is also being honored by ATAS as a winner of a 2013 Emmy Engineering Award for his work innovating Digital Dailies, which ATAS noted for being "an impetus for television industry change by distributing production dailies and cuts via a web-based, streaming approach."
About Final Draft, Inc.
Final Draft, Inc. has published Final Draft software – the number-one selling screenwriting application in the world – for over 20 years. Final Draft software automatically paginates and formats scripts to industry standards allowing writers to focus on what they do best – scripting stories. Used by industry giants, like J.J. Abrams, James Cameron, Aaron Sorkin, and more, Final Draft has become the professional's choice and the entertainment industry standard. In addition to its flagship software product, Final Draft, Inc. offers other services for writers, like the Big Break Contest – a screenwriting contest that launches careers and awards over $80,000 in cash and prizes and professional script coverage with its ScriptXpert services. In 2012, Final Draft, Inc. launched Final Draft Mobile™, a division focused on bringing screenwriting tools to mobile devices. The Final Draft Reader® and Final Draft Writer® apps for iPad are the first in a series of mobile apps to be brought to market. To learn more about Final Draft, Inc. and its products and services, visit: www.finaldraft.com.
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