Celtx Launches Version 1.0 of World's #1 Pre-Production Software



    
    With Over 250,000 Active Users, Celtx Advances Out of Beta
    

    ST. JOHN'S, Newfoundland and Labrador, June 9 /CNW/ -- Celtx, the world's
first fully integrated solution for media pre-production, today announced the
free public availability of version 1.0 of their software.  The latest version
delivers new and improved functionality to media creators around the world
combining all pre-production activities and tools in one software suite --
including writing, story development, production breakdown, scheduling and
reporting.
    Celtx is an innovative, free, integrated pre-production tool used to
create, organize & publish film, video, audio, theater, comic books and other
media. It also contains an Internet friendly tool that enables collaboration
online for script writing, story development and scheduling during the pre-
production process helping media creators manage the process despite their
location.
    It's unique hybrid architecture combines the strengths inherent in a
desktop application -- control, stability, power and flexibility, with the
strengths inherent with the web -- collaboration, community, publishing, and
online back-up. This unique offering combined with availability in 20
languages has made Celtx the world's most widely used pre-production software
with over 250,000 active users in 160 countries and 1 million downloads since
its launch in 2004.
    "Version 1.0 is all about arriving at our goal of making Celtx the
world's first full-featured, fully integrated media pre-production software,"
said Mark Kennedy, CEO of Greyfirst, parent company of Celtx. "We're proud
that Celtx is the first software to have everything writers and production
teams need to take them all the way from concept to production."
    Intended to replace the traditional 'paper, pen & binder' approach to
pre- production with a fully digital approach that's more complete, simpler to
work with, and easier to share, Celtx has caught on quickly with independent
filmmakers, studio professionals, students and media creators the world over.
    "As I began my latest project, a friend of mine introduced me to Celtx.
Not only has it helped me corral and organize my ideas, but it has also given
me the tools to then integrate these thoughts directly into a working script,"
said independent filmmaker and Celtx user Max Makowski. "The quality of their
software is truly a testament to the Celtx team's passion and commitment to
providing the film community with an exceptional innovative pre-production
tool."

    Celtx 1.0 new features include:

    
    --  Adapt To - a single click now converts a fully formatted script of one
        type into a fully formatted script of another -- for example a
        Stageplay to a Screenplay -- displaying instantly the multi-media
        potential of your work.
    --  Comic Book - a new editor to write properly formatted Comic
        Books, and a common framework for collaboration between writer and
        artist.
    --  iPhone - now view your Celtx projects from just about anywhere with a
        display optimized for your iPhone.
    --  Catalogs - a new organization and searchable dashboard view of all
        your story's elements and production items.
    --  Sidebar - annotate and break down each scene with notes, media
        (images, audio, and video clips), and production items through an easy
        to manage, thoroughly upgraded new sidebar.
    --  Project Scheduling - has been vastly upgraded to fully integrate with
        the script breakdown and provide a Call Sheet and a host of new
        shooting reports.
    --  Storyboarding - you can now choose from a variety of ways to view and
        manage your images, create a storyboard outline based on your script,
        and add shot descriptions to each image.
    


    
    To download Celtx 1.0 free, please visit http://www.celtx.com/
    About Celtx
    
    Celtx is the world's first fully integrated software solution for media
pre-production enabling media collaboration and development across the world.
With over 250,000 independent media creators in more than 160 countries
working in 20 different languages, Celtx is the global standard for media
production for the next generation of media creators to create and develop
their own content regardless of location or language. For more information,
visit http://www.celtx.com.
    
    About Greyfirst
    
    Celtx is developed by Greyfirst Corp. -- an independent software
development company with expertise in Semantic Web and Open Source
technologies, committed to developing innovative standards-based software for
the next generation of the Internet.  For more information, visit
http://www.greyfirst.com.




For further information:

For further information: Earlene Tang of GolinHarris, +1-714-662-5115, 
etang@golinharris.com, for Celtx; or Laurie Clouston, VP, Program Development 
of Celtx, +1-709-739-5800, laurie@celtx.com Web Site: http://www.celtx.com   
              http://www.greyfirst.com

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