Mariner Software on Tuesday announced the upcoming release of
1.3, an update to its screenwriting software for Mac OS X. A free update, Montage 1.3’s release date hasn’t been set yet — you can buy the current version for $139.95.
The new release will have “Save As Final Draft,” a mode that lets users export their script to the popular Final Draft format. Users have already been able to import Final Draft scripts, but this marks the first time that users can go in the other direction. French, German, Spanish and Italian localization has been added, along with support for Movie Magic Screenwriter “.sex” file formats.
Montage incorporates pre-formatted templates for film, TV and theater, “Smart Views” that let users visually filter the script to the desired content, and a contact management component that helps users create, submit and track query letters, script submissions and synopses to hundreds of industry contacts.
Montage requires Mac OS X v10.3.9 or later and is a Universal binary.