Final Draft, Inc., publisher of Final Draft, the #1 selling scriptwriting software, and Script magazine, will be hosting its annual corporate event on Thursday, October 23rd at the Knitting Factory in Hollywood, CA. 

“We look forward to this event each year and the opportunity to thank our friends and partners who have helped and supported us along the way,” says Marc Madnick, founder and CEO of Final Draft, Inc.

Stephen J. Cannell, creator/writer of such hit TV series as “The Rockford Files” and “The A-Team,” will be honored with the fourth annual Hall of Fame award, given to entertainment industry luminaries who foster the art of screenwriting and nurture and inspire the creative process.

Final Draft, Inc. will also honor the top-three winners from the 9th annual Big Break International Screenwriting Contest. The first, second and third place winners will be flown in for the event, where their names will be announced for the first time.

The Big Break contest rewards screenwriters with more than $30,000 in cash and prizes as well as A-list executive meetings and mentorship. “The contest is a great stepping stone for emerging writers. We’re honored to champion them,” says Liz Alani, Big Break contest director. Winners and finalists have had their screenplays optioned and produced and have secured high-profile representation as well as lucrative writing deals.

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