STUDIO CITY, Calif., Jan. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Jungle Software (http://www.junglesoftware.com/) announced today the immediate availability of Gorilla 4. Gorilla, the first film production software ever specifically designed for independent filmmakers to help them manage their film projects, now welcomes the ultra-indie market, the underground, YouTube generation of filmmakers with the release of version 4 and the concurrent nationwide placement in Apple Stores.
Independent filmmakers require a dynamic and robust software tool that can handle the myriad of details that go into producing a film or video project. Unlike traditional film production software, Gorilla's core features - film budgeting and scheduling - are joined by an array of modules that handle cast & crew, rehearsals, calendaring, locations, expenses, editing, film festivals and more.
Gorilla has been embraced by thousands of independent and studio filmmakers and Gorilla 4 promises to continue to lead the charge with the next generation of film and video professionals.
"Rapidly advancing technology has put filmmaking in the hands of the masses," says Aaton Cohen-Sitt, President of Jungle Software. "Kids are grabbing DV cameras and their buddies and getting their stuff seen on places like YouTube and MySpace. The one thing that has stayed out of the reach of those filmmakers are the traditional methods of film production - how to run a project, how to budget and schedule your film, how to keep track of important details like rehearsals and casting and making sure the right prop is there on the right day. That's where Gorilla can really help."
Jungle Software also announced today that Gorilla is now available in select Apple Stores across the country and through the Apple Store online.
"Providing Apple Store customers access to film software like Gorilla is proof positive that technology and filmmaking are continuing along their convergent path, creating a whole new generation of filmmakers," says Debbie Cohen-Sitt, VP of Sales & Marketing for Jungle Software. "It's an exciting time to be a filmmaker; anything seems possible."
Gorilla hasn't lost its roots though, and in keeping with their tradition of actively listening to customer requests for new features, Jungle Software has added dozens of new features to Gorilla 4, most of which came from the Gorilla community.
Some of Gorilla 4's new features include Element Linking, Element Blackout, Colored Shot Lists, Attach Cast and Equipment to Shots, over 3000 Labor and Union Rates, automatic Sending of Emails to Contacts, completely retooled interface and over a dozen new reports.
"I've been beta testing [Gorilla 4] and it's light years ahead of anything else," says beta tester David A. Maisel, Owner/Producer, Dancing Cat Productions, LLC.
Chris O'Hara, Independent Filmmaker and Gorilla 4 beta tester, says, "I am very impressed with the new version; [it's] much sleeker and easier to use. The information you can enter is great since you have added some categories and click boxes. Linking is very cool."
New users may purchase Gorilla Pro Edition for $399, Standard for $299 or Student for $199. Ratebook and Gorilla upgrade prices vary; please consult the Jungle Software website for further information.
About Jungle Software
Jungle Software is the maker of Gorilla, the only all-in-one film production software tool designed for filmmakers by filmmakers and is headquartered in the heart of Los Angeles - filmmaking capital of the world.
Gorilla is a trademark of Jungle Software. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners. Pricing and availability are subject to change without notice.
Source: Jungle Software