Final Draft Inc has acquired the assets of Forum Publishing, whichincludes Script magazine, the Scriptwriters Showcase, Take A Meeting andScriptXpert, as well as all related web sites and domains.
Terms of the acquisition were undisclosed, however the acquisitionpositions Final Draft as a one-stop shop for screenwriters offering education,software, and support.
'We couldn't be more excited about this acquisition,'Final Draft chief executive officer Marc Madnick said. 'We've had a longrelationship with [Script editor-in-chief] Shelly Mellott and her team atScript: this will be the keystone in our efforts to provide tools, support,services, access and recognition for scriptwriters.
Final Draft plans to redesign and relaunch Script magazine inJanuary 2007, and it is anticipated that most of the magazine's long-standingstaff will remain in place during the transition and beyond.
Mellott will serve as Final Draft's vice president of events andpublications, and will oversee the magazine, events, conferences, web forumsand blogs.
'Script hasbeen a family business since 1989,' Mellott said. 'We would neverhave sold our company to anyone but the Final Draft family. We share a unifiedvision for the future of Script. The publication can now realise its fullpotential as part of the Final Draft brand.