Download Movie Magic Screenwriter 6 for Macintosh

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System Requirements: OS X 10.4 (Tiger) - 10.8 (Mountain Lion)

This download will...
  • allow the program to be installed and run on OS 10.8 (Mountain Lion) without GateKeeper interference; program is now digitally signed.
  • install Screenwriter 6 if you don't have the program on the computer OR install directly over existing installations as an update (will not affect any of your documents).
  • run as a 5-day trial if you do not own a license/serial number.
  • several other bug fixes (see changelog below).
Click here to start the download

Installation Instructions

  1. First, quit out of Screenwriter completely if you have not done so already by clicking Screenwriter > Quit Screenwriter.
  2. Click on the download link below to start the download.
  3. Once the file is downloaded, it will automatically mount and open the Screenwriter 6.0.8 Installer disk image.  (You may need to double-click the DMG to mount and open the disk image)
  4. Double-click on Install Screenwriter in the disk image to launch the installer.
  5. Follow the on-screen instructions to complete the install. If prompted for a password during installation, this would be the password you created when setting up your Mac computer.

In some cases the installer may ask you to click the "Upgrade" button to install. In these cases, go ahead and click "Upgrade" to complete installation. Once the installation is complete, you can locate the program in the /Applications/Screenwriter 6 folder on your hard drive.

Fixes/Changes in

  • Rebuilt for OS X 10.8 (Mountain Lion). The installer and program have been signed for GateKeeper compatibility.

    NOTE: on Lion and Mountain Lion, some features have been temporarily disabled since they will not run on Lion. These include: Compare Documents, Name Bank, Thesaurus, and Avid Export formats. They are being re-worked for a later automatic update.
  • Overall reliability should now be better, due to a change in the way the software was compiled.
  • Fixed cause of an error dump that would sometimes appear in the CONSOLE: "malloc: *** error for object: pointer being freed was not allocated"
  • Emailing a PDF via the FILE > Send as Email Attachment does nothing if you immediately send the file a second time.
  • Program crashes when closing the Character Name pop-up after an Undo.
  • The program will crash on pages with long words when “Highlight unknown words” is enabled.
  • Program crashes when typing a word > 50 letters long.
  • Deleting a selection with the DELETE key or using the Delete Previous Word key combination should be smart about trailing spaces.
  • Sending an RTF Email (using Send as Email Attachment) will crash in 6.0.7 because it still tried to call up external helper applications.
  • Send as Email Attachment didn’t work for Outlook 2011 (Mac OS X)
  • Keyboard Preference commands show as garbage characters.