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Hacking the Acts

Hacking the Acts

A way to reinforce your hero’s state of mind and sense of identity at any point in your story.

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Questioning the Promise of the Premise

Questioning the Promise of the Premise

As writers, sometimes we miss both the obvious and the unexpected.

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Save the Cat!® Podcast: Blake Snyder on Theme Stated and the Beats of <I>Blank Check</I>
Save the Cat!® Podcast: How Wes Anderson Creates a Unique World in <i>The Grand Budapest Hotel</i>

Beat Sheets

<i>Jurassic World</i> Beat Sheet

Jurassic World Beat Sheet

By on June 26, 2015 in Beat Sheet with 3 Comments

See how the international blockbuster has a story that resonates.

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<i>Jaws</i> Beat Sheet

Jaws Beat Sheet

By on June 19, 2015 in Beat Sheet with 9 Comments

To celebrate the 40th Anniversary of the Spielberg classic, which premiered on June 20, 1975, we present this tasty breakdown.

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<I>The Conversation</I> Beat Sheet

The Conversation Beat Sheet

By on May 22, 2015 in Beat Sheet with 5 Comments

The beats of the winner of the esteemed Palme d’Or in 1974.

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<i>Avengers: Age of Ultron</i> Beat Sheet

Avengers: Age of Ultron Beat Sheet

By on May 8, 2015 in Beat Sheet

See how writer/director Joss Whedon hits the beats.

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Blog

He Said, She Said: Lessons in (Buddy) Love

He Said, She Said: Lessons in (Buddy) Love

Your job as a “Buddy Love” writer is to strike a successful balance of co-protagonists.

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How to Please Others But Still Be True to Your Work

How to Please Others But Still Be True to Your Work

By on May 15, 2015 in Today's Blog

A writer/director turns an obstacle into an opportunity.

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The Ten Commandments of Screenwriting Excellence

The Ten Commandments of Screenwriting Excellence

By on February 20, 2015 in Today's Blog

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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Success Stories

Lilla Zuckerman <I>Suits</I> Episode Airing

Lilla Zuckerman Suits Episode Airing

By on July 22, 2015 in Success Stories with 0 Comments

Congrats to Lilla and her sister Nora on their latest episode. Enjoy the promo for it.

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First Look at the Cover of J.J. Austrian’s Book!

First Look at the Cover of J.J. Austrian’s Book!

By on June 2, 2015 in Success Stories with 0 Comments

STC‘s J.J. Austrian has a children’s picture book coming soon.

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Bess Wohl Sells TV Pilot to ABC… and More!

Bess Wohl Sells TV Pilot to ABC… and More!

By on May 19, 2015 in Success Stories

Two off-Broadway shows make for a busy spring for our friend.

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Andrew Mittman Exec-Producing New Bryan Singer Project

Consultations and Coverage

Save the Cat!® for Novelists – Personal Consultations

By on February 28, 2015 in Consultations & Analysis, Novel Writing
Save the Cat!® for Novelists – Personal Consultations

Using Blake Snyder’s beat sheet, she’s sold 11 books. Now Jessica Brody wants to help you.

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Beat Sheet Consultations & Script Coverage

By on October 25, 2007 in Consultations & Analysis
Beat Sheet Consultations & Script Coverage

Our Master Cats! can discuss and analyze any aspect of a project you’re working on, including your title, logline, and beat sheet — and provide script coverage according to the Save the Cat! principles.

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Other Recent Posts

Final Draft and Save the Cat!® Team Up to Inspire Writers

By on June 5, 2015 in About the Beats, Genre with 3 Comments
Final Draft and Save the Cat!® Team Up to Inspire Writers

Final Draft customers have said again and again that Save the Cat! Beat Sheets help them organize their script ideas into an accessible structure. Now STC! templates are part of Final Draft 9.

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Whiplash Beat Sheet

By on April 24, 2015 in Beat Sheet with 3 Comments
<i>Whiplash</i> Beat Sheet

Writer/Director Damien Chazelle’s timing is perfect as he hits the beats.

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

By on April 17, 2015 in Podcasts, Tools
Save the Cat!® Podcast: The Five-Point Finale of <i>Whiplash</i>

A strong “High Tower Surprise”!

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