Dramatify users asked for more detailed reports, and here they are! Each is easy to customise with a click or two, if you want to print or PDF reports and send to others.
The Character and Cast report
The Character and Cast report contains all important information about a character and it’s casted talent:
- Working period: Start date, finishing date, number of days
- Number of pages
- Unit bases
As you see on top of the image, you can hide any information with a click, if you want to customise and send a report to a colleague. Underneath the show/hide buttons, you also go the stats for the number of characters in the various cast categories. If you only want to view a specific character category, like main characters or stunt persons, you filter that with a dropdown menu.
Combine the Character & Cast report with the awesome flexibility of Dramatify’s scene list, and you can very easily dig deep and get exactly the character and cast information you need.
The set report & list
While the Character & Cast report is a specific report, with Sets and Locations, we have simply extended the list functionality to give you all important information at a glance.
- Location with a map link
- Unit base with a map link
You can also sort the set list report on:
- INT, EXT, INT/EXT, EXT/INT
- Alphabetically by set name
- Production day
The location list and report
The location list report works pretty much the same way as the set list report. We have three types of locations:
- Shooting locations
- Unit base
- Medical emergency
For each shooting location you see:
- Location status (none, red, yellow, green)
- Street address with map link
- GPS coordinates with map link
- Unit base
- Episodes & scenes
You can also group the shooting locations on production day in the header dropdown.
we’ve just released our new and improved screenplay upload and synch.
Upload as many script revisions as you need! Import and replace one, a few or all of the scenes while keeping everything synched with your breakdown, scheduling, characters, sets and call sheets.
And if you work with a series, we keep track of the characters and sets that you already have added in previous episode screenplays.
Final Draft compatible
The improved screenplay import is built with kind support from Final Draft, and works with any Final Draft compatible screenwriting program that exports .fdx files. If you use another program, there are ways to convert and import them as well!
Write from scratch – including RTL languages
As before, you can also write directly in Dramatify which works especially well if you team write or have writers and editors in different locales.
Also, if you write in a right-to-left language like Arabic, Hebrew or Farsi, we are the only professional screenwriting solution that supports RTL. We believe everyone should help save trees!
Automagic watermarking and screenplay tracking
Automagic watermarking and screenplay tracking is built in so you protect your intellectual property. At the same time you get an easy way to distribute screenplays to your entire team – formatted for their favourite devices.
Permissions – from everybody to super secret
You can let everybody in the team read the entire script, only scenes in the call sheet or – if you are working on a super secret story – remove scenes while still working with breakdown, scheduling and all the other functionality in Dramatify. From now on, there is no need to print scripts. Everybody have the screenplays in their pocket (well, unless your screenplay is super super secret!) Watch how below!
First user free in all productions
Remember that the first user is free in any production, so log in and start planning your next master piece today!
It’s spring in the air! Here is our spring tour through all the features in Dramatify! Our newest feature is script support for RTL (that’s right-to-left) languages such as Arabic, Hebrew, Farsi, Urdu and more.
Sign up for a free trial at app.dramatify.com or click at “Register” at the top of the page!
If you want a personal online demo of Dramatify, just contact us and we will schedule you!
Dramatify now supporting scripts and screenplays in Arabic and Farsi!
The film industry in countries with languages written from right to left, have had a hard time working with script development since none of the usual screenwriting programs support RTL languages.
After requests from the Gulf, Dramatify launched support for both drama screenplays and non-fiction scripts at the Dubai Film Festival that currently is underway. The support works for all languages written from right to left, as mentioned Arabic and Farsi but also Hebrew and Urdu.
We at Dramatify hopes this will help the film and TV industry throughout the Middle East!
Many people across the world have to live with online services that don’t care how they want to be greeted or how their name is written. We think that’s very unfair.
Names – and how we are named – are intensely tied to our personality, ethnicity and tradition. The internet actually quite seldom recognises this, and tries to force a Western naming pattern on everybody. If matters were reversed, I’d have to live with receiving emails with “Hello Lidne!” as the personalised greeting instead of “Hello Annika!”. A small thing you might think. It’s not.
The Westernised standard
Most forms on the web that asks you to leave your name, looks something like this:
It leaves no room for the initial that many Americans use to differentiate their name from other people, like actors Michael J. Fox or Michael C. Hall.
It also takes for granted that the first name comes first and is my given name, and that my last name comes last and is my family name. Not so in many Asian countries.
In China, a name like Mao Ze Dong, consists of the family name “Mao”, the generational name “Ze” shared by siblings, and the given name “Dong”. While not everyone have a generational name anymore, those who do, expect to be called by friends “Ze Dong”, not just “Dong”.
Meanwhile in India, there is a vast variety of combinations like
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- “Kogaddu Birappa Timappa Nair” follows the order villageName-fathersName-givenName-lastName
- in Rajasthani, the name “Aditya Pratap Singh Chauhan” is composed of givenName-fathersName-surname-casteName
- and, in another part of India the name “Madurai Mani Iyer” represents townName-givenName-casteName
Most developers (at least in countries with Latin and Cyrillic alphabets) usually assumes that the first name in the form is your given name and use that to personalise greetings on the web and in transactional emails.
As you see in the examples, that assumption can end up being very, very wrong!
Names for official credits and nicknames
Meanwhile, in Spanish and Portugese speaking countries, names usually follows a Western standard order, but can be very long. It is common with names consisting of several given names as well as both your mother’s and your father’s family names like “José Eduardo Santos Tavares Melo Silva.”
In English and Scandinavian speaking countries it’s common to shorten a name, from “Katherine” to “Kate”, or from “Mikael” to “Micke”. In other countries like Thailand and Russia, many people have a separate preferred nickname used by friends and family.
Full name and “personal” name
At Dramatify, we must handle names correctly for credits and payroll, but with Dramatify’s social team features, it’s also nice to know what people prefers to be called by their team mates and also for us to greet them properly in emails and other communication.
To handle all of these various ways of using names, and get it right both for official credits and for close working relationships, we at Dramatify have chosen to have full name and “I’d like to be called” instead of the usual firstname / given name and last name / family name form fields.
Suddenly, users can decide how they want to be addressed, while getting their official full name correct.
To learn more about names all over the globe, and how to handle them digitallt, read the W3C schools article that inspired Dramatify’s naming convention.