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Since 1982, Write Brothers® Inc. (formerly called Screenplay Systems™) has been a world leader in film and television screenwriting and production software, including the first script formatting program, Scriptor™. (Click here for expanded history.)

For nearly two decades, over 80% of the Academy Award® nominations and 95% of the Emmy® awards have gone to companies that used Movie Magic® Screenwriter™ and other software originally created by Write Brothers Inc.

We are the first and the only creative team ever to receive an Academy Technical Achievement Award for screenwriting software. Our President is a produced Hollywood writer and WGA member.

We are the only company with software for all phases of writing: creativity, brainstorming, outlining, and formatting. Our top-selling Movie Magic® Screenwriter™, Dramatica®, Word Menu®, and Outline 4D™ (formerly StoryView™) writing programs are used by leading novelists, fiction writers, screenwriters, and playwrights.
Hundreds of Hollywood films and TV shows have been written and produced with Write Brothers® software. These include:


Million Dollar Baby, Crash, The Queen, Pirates of the Caribbean, Shrek, Scream, Good Will Hunting, and hundreds more.


24, House, Heroes, CSI, Grey’s Anatomy, Bones, Rome, Ugly Betty, and hundreds more over the past twenty years.


“I’ve used Movie Magic Screenwriter for many years. Nothing is as simple, powerful, intuitive and versatile. And the support is outstanding.”

Paul Haggis, Writer, Director
Crash (Best Picture 2005 Nominee)
Million Dollar Baby (Best Picture 2004)

“I use Movie Magic for every film, every time!”

James Schamus, Producer, Writer
Brokeback Mountain, Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, The Ice Storm

“Movie Magic Screenwriter is the gold standard throughout the Hollywood studio system…. Superior program for addressing the challenges of production rewrites. There is no better screenwriting software on the market.”

Ted Elliott & Terry Rossio, Writers
Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl, Shrek, Aladdin, Mask of Zorro


“Dramatica is my indispensable tool both in bringing form to my new novels and in the repair and tune-up of stories that I am revisiting. It has added a new, grander dimension to my craft. These are power tools no storyteller should be without.” (more…)

—Tracy Hickman, Writer
DragonLance (series),
Rose of the Prophet (series),
Deathgate Cycle (series)

“Dramatica Pro is a true brainstorming partner! No other story software offers this level of involvement and efficiency in the story creation process; what a liberating experience. You guys have built a valuable tool that will continue to inspire for years to come.”

Shayne Wilson
Associate Producer
Dead Like Me

“The story for “Copy Shop” was in my head for 10 years. Dramatica is with me for 5 years – long enough to burn the 12 essential questions into my subconsciousness. The 12 minute film won 25 international awards and an Oscar-nomination.”

—Virgil Widrich, 2001 Oscar Nominee
Best Short Film: “Copy Shop”

Dramatica and Write Brothers are registered trademarks of Write Brothers Inc.  Scriptor, StoryView, Outline 4D, and Writer's DreamKit are trademarks of Write Brothers Inc.

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