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Write Brothers' Outline 4D™
Now Available

Write Brothers, Inc. announced its powerful outlining program with timeline views and element tracking. Originally branded under the name Storyview, the new Outline 4D™ includes additional support materials such as a training site, and importing capabilities. As one happy user says, "Outline 4D is an outliner on steroids!"

Write Brothers "We realized our software's usefulness extended beyond the writing community and wanted the name to reflect that. Outline 4D is a powerful tool and useful to anyone who needs to plan or outline," says Chris Huntley, Vice-President of Write Brothers, Inc.

"Outline 4D™ is for everyone using outlines to organize projects. The unique features of the software make it flexible and customizable to fit the specific needs of your project. Its patented method of displaying and editing an outline along a timeline makes Outline 4D™ the perfect tool for project planning and outlining visually. And, the unique tracking feature lets users track any aspect of a project, thereby providing quick visual references and benchmarks," adds Huntley.

Outline 4D™, launched in February, is compatible with all version of Windows 7, Vista, and XP. The suggested retail price of Outline 4D™ is $99.

In 1982, Write Brothers Inc. (formerly called Screenplay Systems) invented the first screenplay text processing system, Scriptor™. For 27 years, the company has been the world leader in developing software for screenwriting, film and television production, and creative story development.

Write Brothers is the only company to win an Academy Technical Achievement Award for the development of screenwriting software. Write Brothers' software is sold worldwide, and has been used by the industry's most demanding professionals for the development of film and television shows.

Movie Magic Screenwriter (4.5 mice, MacWorld) was used on the blockbuster Pirates of the Caribbean series, Academy-Award winning Crash, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, Heroes, 24, South Park and thousands more. The software is also the preferred writing tool of the top film and writing schools.

Write Brothers currently holds three software patents and one pending; two for the Dramatica® Story Assistant, and one for the timeline-based presentation of text used in the Outline 4D™ outlining software, and another pending for its product, Streamline™.

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New Program Donates $725,000 in Software to the USC School of Cinematic Arts

Write Brothers, Inc. initiated a five-year software donation program to the University of Southern California's School of Cinematic Arts, which began with the Fall 2009 semester. The software is for the faculty and students of the Filmic Writing, Production, and Animation programs. Valued at over $725,000, the donation includes software bundles of the company's best-selling screenwriting software Movie Magic®Screenwriter, story development software Dramatica®Pro, project outlining software Outline 4D™, and word reference software Word Menu®.

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"Everyone here at SCA is grateful for the ongoing generosity of Write Brothers, Inc.," said Dean Elizabeth M. Daley. "We're proud to have had decades of support from valued alumni like Stephen and Chris. Through the vision and contributions of companies like the Write Brothers, we are able to provide our students with access to world-class equipment, as well as a unique environment for our future storytellers."

The founders of Write Brothers, Inc. are graduates of USC's film school. President Stephen Greenfield ('81) and Vice President Chris Huntley ('80) have a long history of donating software to their alma mater beginning in the 1980s with their first product, the Academy Award winning script-formatting software, Scriptor. For nearly twenty-eight years, they have continued to donate their software products, including Movie Magic® Budgeting and Scheduling, Movie Magic® Screenwriter, StoryView™, Word Menu®and Dramatica®.

"Our USC education focused our creativity, helping us build the standard for entertainment industry software. It's a real privilege to provide the next generation of filmmakers with leading-edge tools to achieve their dreams," says Greenfield.
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