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Save the Cat!® Podcast: Does Change Have to Be Transformation?

Save the Cat!® Podcast: Does Change Have to Be Transformation?

By on November 7, 2014 in Podcasts, Tools with 1 Comment

A conversation about the heroes of Fury, The Wrestler, and WALL-E.

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A Tip from Our Workshops: Do You Need a Double Bump?
Save the Cat!® Podcast: The Bad Guys Close In Beat

Save the Cat!® Podcast: The Bad Guys Close In Beat

By on October 24, 2014 in Podcasts, Tools with 0 Comments

What is your antagonist’s goal?

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A Tip from Our Workshops: Are You Spidering?

Beat Sheets

<i>Fury</i> Beat Sheet

Fury Beat Sheet

By on October 31, 2014 in Beat Sheet with 1 Comment

The breakdown of David Ayer’s captivating motion picture.

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<i>Gone Girl</i> Beat Sheet

Gone Girl Beat Sheet

By on October 15, 2014 in Beat Sheet with 10 Comments

The hit movie asks primal questions of a marriage.

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<i>Guardians of the Galaxy</i> Beat Sheet

Guardians of the Galaxy Beat Sheet

By on August 15, 2014 in Beat Sheet with 25 Comments

A well-structured story pays off for Marvel.

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<i>How to Train Your Dragon 2</i> Beat Sheet

How to Train Your Dragon 2 Beat Sheet

By on July 4, 2014 in Beat Sheet with 5 Comments

Pitting the protagonist against new challenges opens up opportunities to explore growth.

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Blog

When All Is Lost, Your Story Succeeds

When All Is Lost, Your Story Succeeds

By on October 17, 2014 in About the Beats, Today's Blog with 1 Comment

Many examples show how how a powerful All Is Lost beat connects to your audience.

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<i>Gratitude & Trust</i>… and Blake

Gratitude & Trust… and Blake

By on September 26, 2014 in Today's Blog with 7 Comments

No one knew Blake as well as his lifelong friend, Tracey Jackson.

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What You See Is Who You Get: POV in Script-To-Book Adaptations

What You See Is Who You Get: POV in Script-To-Book Adaptations

By on September 19, 2014 in Novel Writing, Today's Blog with 1 Comment

How to translate what the camera sees to what each character in your novel experiences.

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Why in the World Did Your Story Matter to You?

Why in the World Did Your Story Matter to You?

By on August 29, 2014 in Novel Writing, Today's Blog

You spend years researching and writing. Why bother?

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Success Stories

Upright Citizens Brigade Uses <i>Save the Cat!</i> in Movie Cram II

Upright Citizens Brigade Uses Save the Cat! in Movie Cram II

By on November 19, 2014 in Success Stories with 0 Comments

Read the New York Times article about a unique movie that used Save the Cat!

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Justin Simien Uses <i>Save the Cat!</i>

Justin Simien Uses Save the Cat!

By on October 21, 2014 in Success Stories with 0 Comments

STC helped the director of Dear White People.

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We’re on a Great Disney List

We’re on a Great Disney List

By on October 18, 2014 in Success Stories with 0 Comments

Save the Cat! is recommended reading.

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Ben Affleck Saves the Cat

Ben Affleck Saves the Cat

By on October 3, 2014 in Success Stories with 0 Comments

Gone Girl screenwriter Gillian Flynn uses Save the Cat!

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Michael Wiese Productions – Buy Filmmaking Books with a Special STC! Discount

By on November 16, 2014 in Pals with 0 Comments
Michael Wiese Productions – Buy Filmmaking Books with a Special STC! Discount

Purchase books from our friends at mwp, the publishers of Save the Cat!, Save the Cat! Goes to the Movies and many of the most highly regarded filmmaking books — with a 25% discount.

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Final Draft

By on October 23, 2014 in Pals with 0 Comments
Final Draft

Our development partner, Final Draft, Inc. strives to educate, advance, and celebrate the scriptwriter with a suite of offerings that include software, services, publications, and events.

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Save the Cat!® Podcast: How to Handle Your Hero’s Wants & Needs

By on October 3, 2014 in Podcasts, Tools with 2 Comments
Save the Cat!® Podcast: How to Handle Your Hero’s Wants & Needs

What are your hero’s needs?

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