Mariner Software has launched a Public Beta of its screenwriting software for Mac OS X: Montage.

The company has also revealed a discount during the remaining beta phase of Montage, a special price of $99.95 - 30 per cent off what the company hopes to charge.

Montage offers screenwriters a selection of handy tools, including a live script outline, a view of characters, locations, tasks, and research. Montage features several templates for film, television, and theatre that automatically format the script to industry standards.

A Smart Views feature helps authors visually filter the script to the desired content, based on criteria. Montage also offers the ability to create, submit, and track query letters, a script synopsis and script submissions. The program includes the details of hundreds of industry contacts.

A beta trial version of the software is available now.

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