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'Frankenweenie' screenwriter hopes to make Courier Prime the industry standard




Jon August introduces Courier Prime, a new font he hopes screenwriters will use for their scripts going forward.
Jon August introduces Courier Prime, a new font he hopes screenwriters will use for their scripts going forward.
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Over the past century, technology has done a lot to improve the quality of movies. Technicolor helped move motion pictures beyond black and white, stereoscopic imaging and special glasses have allowed 3-D figures to burst off the screen. But when it comes to writing films, little has changed over time. 

Sure, screenwriters use computers now, instead of typewriters, but for more than 50 years they've used the same old font: 12-point Courier. Screenwriter John August wants to change that with a new font, called Courier Prime.