cgpbadgeaustinfilmhartchartVeteran Screenwriter and Producer, James V. Hart, Launches HartChart™ Software at Austin Film Festival 2015

James V. Hart, is the Screenwriter and storyline/concept creator behind such motion pictures as the Stephen Spielberg classic, Hook,  Francis Ford Coppola's Bram Stoker's Dracula, Frankenstein, Muppet Treasure Island, Contact, Tuck Everlasting, Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life, Sahara, August Rush, and Epic. For nearly three decades, Jim has taught master classes at film festivals, institutes and universities throughout the world. He has also been an industry leader and advocate in the Writers Guild of America throughout this time.  He launched the release of the HartChart™ Software at the 2015 Austin Film Festival (, a writer's festival for which the HartChart™ is a sponsor.

The HartChart™ is a story-mapping tool to track the emotions of characters and their journeys. It helps writers to visualize the rise and fall of their characters as they make choices and proceed through the story. Key to the design and launch of the HartChart™ is the creative input of software designer and coder, Guy Goldstein. Guy brings his fifteen years of professional software development, and five years of screenwriting to the venture. Guy is most known for creating the real-time collaborative screenwriting software WriterDuet™ (

For testimonials from other screenwriting professionals, and to sign up for the HartChart™, please see:

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