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Save the Cat!® Podcast: The Five-Point Finale of <i>Whiplash</i>

Save the Cat!® Podcast: The Five-Point Finale of Whiplash

By on April 17, 2015 in Podcasts, Tools with 2 Comments

Its powerful Five-Point Finale has an especially strong “High Tower Surprise.”

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Save the Cat!® Podcast: <i>Birdman</i> and Its Genre

Save the Cat!® Podcast: Birdman and Its Genre

By on April 3, 2015 in Podcasts, Tools with 0 Comments

The genre of this Academy Award® winner is Rites of Passage.

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Save the Cat!® Podcast: <i>This Is Where I Leave You</i> and the Institutionalized Genre

Save the Cat!® Podcast: This Is Where I Leave You and the Institutionalized Genre

By on January 30, 2015 in Podcasts, Tools

An excellent example of the Institutionalized genre.

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Save the Cat!® Podcast: The Double Bump Catalyst of <i>Big Hero 6</i>

Beat Sheets

<i>Birdman</i> Beat Sheet

Birdman Beat Sheet

By on April 10, 2015 in Beat Sheet with 11 Comments

See how this unique script hits the beats.

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<i>Tommy Boy</i> Beat Sheet

Tommy Boy Beat Sheet

By on March 27, 2015 in Beat Sheet with 1 Comment

Screenwriters Bonnie and Terry Turner hit the beats beautifully.

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<i>Ratatouille</i> Beat Sheet

Ratatouille Beat Sheet

By on March 20, 2015 in Beat Sheet with 2 Comments

Writer Brad Bird serves 15 tasty beats in a story that really cooks.

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<I>The Babadook</I> Beat Sheet

The Babadook Beat Sheet

By on March 13, 2015 in Beat Sheet with 0 Comments

Screenwriter Jennifer Kent has put a Monster in the House and it’s name is The Babadook.

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Blog

The Ten Commandments of Screenwriting Excellence

The Ten Commandments of Screenwriting Excellence

By on February 20, 2015 in Today's Blog with 3 Comments

We must do better. And we can.

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How the Cat Saved the Dragon

How the Cat Saved the Dragon

By on February 13, 2015 in About the Beats, Today's Blog

Dean DeBlois talks about Blake Snyder’s influence on his process.

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Jose Silerio, Ingmar Bergman and Teaching <i>Save the Cat!</i> Structure in Sweden
The Language of <i>Save the Cat!</i>®

The Language of Save the Cat!®

By on January 9, 2015 in Tips and Tactics, Today's Blog

Here are some key phrases to think about when you write.

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Success Stories

Andrew Mittman Exec-Producing New Bryan Singer Project

Andrew Mittman Exec-Producing New Bryan Singer Project

By on May 1, 2015 in Success Stories with 0 Comments

Uprising is based on a classic sci-fi book by Robert A. Heinlein

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Al Rodriguez Up for a Saturn Award

Al Rodriguez Up for a Saturn Award

By on March 4, 2015 in Success Stories

From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series has been nominated for a Saturn Award.

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Another Jessica Brody Novel Going to Film!

Another Jessica Brody Novel Going to Film!

By on March 3, 2015 in Success Stories

Congrats to a Master Cat!

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Hope Tarr in the <I>NY Post</I>

Hope Tarr in the NY Post

By on February 12, 2015 in Success Stories

Congrats to STC! friend and blogger Hope Tarr. Hope was featured in a recent NY Post article about her 25 novels and more.

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Other Recent Posts

Star Trek (2009) Beat Sheet

By on March 6, 2015 in Beat Sheet
<i>Star Trek (2009)</i> Beat Sheet

The screenplay by Roberto Orci & Alex Kurtzman hits the beats.

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American Sniper Beat Sheet

By on February 27, 2015 in Beat Sheet
<i>American Sniper</i> Beat Sheet

See how screenwriter Jason Hall’s script hits the beats.

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The Lego Movie Beat Sheet

By on January 16, 2015 in Beat Sheet
<i>The Lego Movie</i> Beat Sheet

Check out the perfect structure of this popular film.

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