Starting a New Project

This video shows you how to setup your a new project. 

When you create a new project, you'll be asked to select one of the following as your project intention:

  1. Film and TV: This will create a project with a standard screenplay format. Screenplays written on Celtx are formatted according to the Academy Nicholl Guidelines. This type of script is ideal for feature and short films, TV scripts, and some webisodes.
  2. Video: This will create a project with an A/V Script. Ideal for corporate videos, ads, and training videos, the AV Script will display on your screen in one column, but when you print or create the PDF you'll see the typical two-column layout.
  3. Stageplay: The category is self-evident, but what many don't realize is that you can decide which format of stageplay you want on print/pdf. Pick "International" for one that most closely resembles a British stageplay or "American" for a standard North American stageplay.
  4. Audio: Writing a radio drama, podcast, or even a talking head script? The Audio format creates a radio play that allows you to format music, voice-overs, sound effects, and production notes directly into your script.
  5. Comic Book: With page and panel markers provided, combined with storyboarding, the comic book format provides the writer and artist with everything needed to plan and execute graphic novels. 

And... If you've already written a script in another program and want to import it into Celtx, just 'upload' after selecting your project type. You'll be able to select your script from your computer, upload it and create a new Celtx project around it. See this video tutorial for more info!

If you picked one template and later want to change, you can always use the adapt to feature.

Don't forget, all of your scripts can be synced to your mobile or Mac app for easy access and editing anywhere!

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