17 June 2009

Celtx Now at version 2.0.2

celtx clapperCeltx Open Source Screen writing software is a wonderful gift to the freeware community. I have not fully explored the (low-fee) Celtx Sudio services but hope to get a chance later this summer.

Celtx 2.0.2 Release Notes - June 17, 2009

Bug Fix

Updated the save process
Improved project recovery after unexpected OS shutdowns.

Version 2.0.1 updates listed below. Released April 30, 2009

Bug Fixes

Launch Bug - Notifier Feeds
The application no longer waits for the Notifier feeds to populate before opening.

Schedule Prefs
Changes made to the default settings for the Production Schedule now persist after a close.

Keyboard Beeps (Mac only)
Keyboard short cuts no longer cause a Beep!

Multiple Openings (Mac only)
Celtx no longer lets multiple instances of the same project from being opened at the same time.

Install Bug - Profile Upgrade Bug
An install bug that prevented Celtx from launching due to a Profile issue is squashed.

Form Tab - Closing on Deletion
Deleting an item in a Catalog will automatically close any corresponding open Tab.

Drag and Drop in Project Library
Improved drop behaviour ensures the item gets placed at the intended target in the Library.

Editor Cut and Paste Bug
Squashed a cut and paste bug that effected all the editors.

Install Bug - Missing Windows dll
Fixed an issue affecting Windows users who were missing a dll file.

Catalog - Print Preview (Windows only)
Print Preview now behaves properly in Catalogs.

Catalog - File -> Print
'Print' from the 'File' drop down no longer goes inactive.

Recent Projects Opening (Mac only)
The 'Recent Projects' list in the toolbar populates properly.

Auto Parenthetical
The Parenthetical feature now behaves properly across all editors.

Production Schedule Call Sheet Date Select
A bug has been resolved ensuring Call Sheets display the correct date.

Index Card Plot Renaming
Deleting the Plot Names no longer causes problems in the Index Cards.

The full release notes for version 2.0 can be found here.

16 June 2009

House Smarts Spring Season Complete!

Today was a special day at RoofTop Edit, HouseSmarts, our Telly Award winning home/lifestyle improvement show has locked picture on Episode 82! Ep82 represents the 2009 Spring season's final new episode before summer reruns.

Congrats to everyone on the HouseSmarts cast and crew! I would like especially thank the post-production crew: Chris Russomanno, Audio Engineer and Danielle Pruent, Assistant Editor.

09 June 2009

Ela Thier's Open Letter From A Female Director

I took a wonderful screenwriting seminar with Ela, who recently has begun her own expedition towards writing, directing and producing her own first feature film:
Dear writers and filmmakers,
The letter I'm attaching here is not the most important one i'll ever write, but it feels like the most important letter that I've written to date.

I spent many hours on it, and wrote as truthfully and personally as I could. With it in mind that this letter means so much to me, I ask you to please forgive the length and take a few moments to read it to the end.

I'm attaching it to this email, or you can view it at:

If you are willing to share this letter with your circles: be it a shout-out to a

with love and appreciation,
facegroup list/s, embedding the link in your page, or sending it to particular individuals that you think would appreciate the read and maybe even answer its call, I would be eternally grateful.