Ostensibly designed for kids, Hollywood high is so easy to use that adults may find it addictive. As you pick and choose backgrounds, sound effects, facial expressions, and bits of animated business on a cartoon ''stage,'' these actions are translated into screenwriterese in a script in progress at the bottom of the screen.
Then, it's only a matter of inserting dialogue. Voice-translation technology converts typed words into speech. True, it sounds robotic, but you do get to choose from a variety of voices, ranging from husky to fast-talking. Even better, since the translation is phonetic, there are no limits to what characters can say — you can literally re-create a scene from Pulp Fiction, with John Travolta as a furry mutt and Uma Thurman as a neurotic poodle.