Fountain: Markdown for Screenwriting

Friday, 17 February 2012


Fountain is a simple markup syntax for writing, editing and sharing screenplays in plain, human-readable text. Fountain allows you to work on your screenplay anywhere, on any computer or tablet, using any software that edits text files.

Taking its cues from John Gruber’s Markdown, Fountain files are eminently readable. When special syntax is required, it is straightforward and intuitive.

Though I'm no screenwriter, I could have used something like this while working on a script for a friend's Kickstarter campaign video.