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NATPE News: Final Draft And Entertainment Partners Preview New Software

Final Draft, Inc., publisher of Final Draft, the top-selling scriptwriting software, and Entertainment Partners, publisher of the Movie Magic production software product line, will be previewing new software at Booth 1174 at the NATPE show from Jan. 18-20, 2004.

Final Draft will be previewing Tagger, which enables a user to break down a Final Draft script into its various elements (components). The tagged script can then be exported into Entertainment Partners' Movie Magic and EP Scheduling software. Final Draft and Final Draft AV software will also be demonstrated.

Entertainment Partners will preview Movie Magic's newest release, EP Scheduling. Based upon user feedback and requests gathered during years of research and planning, EP Scheduling features an array of enhancements for seasoned professionals and first-time schedulers. Also being demonstrated is EP Budgeting, which is quickly becoming the industry standard with greater flexibility and exclusive new robust features not found elsewhere.

Calabasas, California-based Final Draft Inc. ( was founded in 1991 to develop a scriptwriting program that allows the writer to concentrate on the creative process and not on Hollywood's stringent formatting rules. Final Draft is the leading sriptwriting software used in animation TV production. Final Draft, Inc. also publishes Final Draft AV, the only dedicated multi-column script processor specifically designed for writing commercials, corporate videos, documentaries, presentations, DV shorts, etc.

Entertainment Partners (, has been the leader in payroll and production services for the film and television industry for more than 25 years. Headquartered in Burbank, California, the company has regional offices in New York and Orlando, as well as affiliates in Toronto, Vancouver, London, Tokyo and Gold Coast. With the August 2002 acquisition of the Movie Magic product lines, Entertainment Partners delivers a full range of products and services, including production, theatrical, residual, music, and commercial payroll as well as casting and payroll for background actors through its Central Casting division.