Thanks to the 100 people who've filled out the screenwriting software survey.
I was surprised how many people are using Celtx -- 25%! Who knew? I guess that's a real program, then!
Final Draft is by far the most popular program across all screenwriters -- 50% -- and particularly among emerging writers -- 65%. But among screenwriters who identified themselves as professionals, Movie Magic Screenwriter leads by 7 to 5 (Final Draft) to 3 (Celtx). The sample size is small, but I think the results are interesting. You can draw two conclusions: either MMSW is easier to use by people who write for a living, or there are a lot of answers from working TV writers who use MMSW for the sake of the production they're on.
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