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Contour 2.0

At a Glance

  • Story development software for screenplays
  • Shows you how to apply the same character-based structure as top-grossing films
  • Boasts an intuitive fill-in-the-blanks approach so you never wonder “what comes next?”

Contour was developed in collaboration with Emmy Award-nominated Jeffrey Alan Schechter; Contour is a proven, fill-in-the blanks story development system that has generated millions of dollars worth of writing assignments and script sales. The software uses the same character-based structure that most every blockbuster movies uses to create well-written stories from Fade In to Fade Out. Contour shows exactly what elements need to be in a script, never leaving the question, "what comes next?"

Newly redesigned, Contour 2.0 for Mac, brings beauty and intuitiveness to a whole different level. With a focus on features customers have been requesting, Contour 2 implements functionality and improvements that helps every kind of writer. No one like the feeling of spinning their wheels on an unfinished story - that’s where Contour 2 comes to the rescue. Simple and easy to follow, Contour 2 keeps your story on the right path, and keeps you on task.

Contour What’s New in Version 2:

• Added printing of Ideas

• Added ability to change edit text size

• Added printing for “the Guide”

• Added more info about “the Guide” in the User Guide

• Updated the app icon• Updated UI to black pro app style

• Updated toolbar icons (retina support)

• Updated “the Guide” to show all the plot points for each landmark mnemonic

• Fixed an issue that could cause the Beat Sheet or Structure Report to not print

• Fixed an issue that could cause instability in the app

• Fixed dozens of misc bugs behind the scenes

Minimum Theory, Maximum Story

Unlike other story development systems which are either so complicated that you don't know where to start or so light-weight as to wonder, "why in the world did I buy this?", Contour is a must-have for every screenwriter. Taking your idea and using a fill-in-the blanks and intuitive approach, Contour guides you as to what elements need to be part of your story outline - you're never left to wonder, "what comes next?". That's it - fade out, roll credits.

Shhh! It's a Secret!

Contour explains the major storytelling secrets needed to craft a highly marketable movie. Your main character's journey is explained through archetypal themes - the same kind of themes used by most of the top 50 movies that have affected millions of viewers - maybe even you! 

Worried about how to start?

Don't be. For many, it's much easier to understand the Contour system by following the breakdown of a successful movie. Contour includes several entire scripts of blockbuster movies dissected through the Contour system. And if you need even more samples of how Contour works, follow Jeffrey Alan Schechter's personal blog as he breaks down current screenplays in Contour.

Minimum System Requirements:

• at least 128 MB (megabytes) of available memory (RAM)

• at least 100 MB free hard disk space

• Mac OS X 10.11 or above 

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Software returns must be deactivated and uninstalled from your computer before a refund may be issued. Please contact the software manufacturer if you need assistance uninstalling or deactivating your software.

The following items are not returnable: Hollywood Creative Directories, DVDs (opened), and Gift Certificates.

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