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SmartDraw Makes Big Screen Debut in New Michael Douglas Film

SmartDraw Makes Big Screen Debut in New Michael Douglas Film

San Diego (PRWEB) February 20, 2008 today announced that its popular legal business graphics software, the SmartDraw Legal Edition, is set to make its big screen debut in a new courtroom thriller, Beyond a Reasonable Doubt, a remake of the 1956 movie of the same name. The film features Michael Douglas as a district attorney running for election who must battle accusations by a newspaper reporter that he has tampered with evidence to further his career. SmartDraw will take center stage in several courtroom scenes where it has been used to create evidence charts and other legal documents.

"We're delighted that SmartDraw will be featured in what promises to be an exciting upcoming feature film," said Paul Stannard, CEO of "SmartDraw is the standard for courtroom graphics in the legal profession so it's no surprise that filmmakers would follow suit."

The film, which is set to start production in Shreveport, Louisiana, in early March, also stars Amber Tamblyn ("Joan of Arcadia") and will be directed by Peter Hyams ("End of Days.")

SmartDraw has been used by filmmakers in the past such as Wes Craven to chart out character relationships, storyboard ideas, and plan production schedules, but this movie marks the first time that SmartDraw will appear in a feature film.

SmartDraw, which is downloaded every year by more than 2 million people, automates creation of business graphics for presentations, including process flow charts, organization charts, Gantt charts, project charts and more. The SmartDraw Legal Edition--a specialized version of the software for legal professionals--features all the templates and functionality of SmartDraw, plus hundreds of legal symbols and templates for the automation of creating crime scene diagrams, trial graphics, accident reconstruction, evidence charts, flowcharts, and more. The SmartDraw Legal Edition is widely used in the legal profession to create compelling graphics in a matter of minutes.

SmartDraw offers a variety of licensing options and programs, including educational pricing. A free trial is available at and includes both online and telephone technical support.

About is the creator of SmartDraw, the world's most popular business graphics software and the first program that makes it possible for ordinary computer users to create presentation-quality business graphics in minutes. Each year more than two million people install and use SmartDraw and the company counts more than half of the members of the Fortune 500 as loyal customers.

Founded in 1994, is privately-held and based in San Diego, CA. In addition to SmartDraw 2008 for general business and home use, the company also offers SmartDraw Healthcare and SmartDraw Legal editions which include graphics and applications unique to their respective fields. For more information on the company visit


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