Enter the magical world of cinema using Packt's new Celtx: Open Source Screenwriting Beginner's Guide.

Packt is pleased to announce Celtx: Open Source Screenwriting Beginner's Guide, an illustrative guide to writing and formatting professional scripts and screenplays in the only way acceptable to Hollywood producers and agents. Written by Ralph Roberts, this book will help readers to get acquainted with all the writing features of Celtx.

Celtx is free media pre-production software designed for creating and organizing media projects like screenplays, films, videos, stageplays, audio plays, documentaries, machinima, comics, games and podcasts. Built on open, non-proprietary standards, this client-server application gives independent filmmakers and media creators an integrated and non-linear approach to the pre-production work phase, providing support for industry standard scriptwriting, story development, storyboarding, script breakdowns, production scheduling and reports.

We've all watched a disappointing movie and said, "I could write it better than that." It doesn't matter how good a script might be – if it doesn't look right, producers and agents won't read it. The answer (and it's an easy one) to writing screenplays in the rigid format required is Celtx!
Celtx: Open Source Screenwriting Beginner's Guide answers the need of millions of screenwriters-how to turn out a pro-looking script without spending hundreds on Final Draft or Movie Magic. It includes screenplay formatting and structuring
examples, excerpts from both classic movie scripts and some of the author's own as examples, tips on marketing, and more.

Anyone who aims to write a professional script or screenplay using the open source tool Celtx will find the book an interesting and beneficial read. No previous knowledge of Celtx or any other writing software is required. This book is out now and available from Packt. For more information please visit: www.PacktPub.com/celtx-open-source-screenwriting-beginners-guide/book

Celtx: Open Source Screenwriting Beginner's Guide

 Write and market Hollywood-perfect movie scripts the free way!
For more information, please visit: http://www.packtpub.com/celtx-open-source-screenwriting-beginners-guide/book

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David Lane's picture

Well, I use Celtx (reviewed it before SF last year) and it worked once again for me this year, so kudos on a great product.

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