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Save the Cat!® Podcast: The Power of Value-Added Tension

Save the Cat!® Podcast: The Power of Value-Added Tension

By on August 1, 2014 in Podcasts, Tools with 3 Comments

Discover a way to raise the stakes for your hero.

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Save the Cat!® Podcast: The Theme Stated Beat of <i>Little Miss Sunshine</i>
Save the Cat!® Podcast: The Bad Guys Close In Beat of <i>Nebraska</i>
Save the Cat!® Podcast: The Opening and Final Image Beats of <i>Dallas Buyers Club</i>

Save the Cat!® Podcast: The Opening and Final Image Beats of Dallas Buyers Club

By on May 30, 2014 in About the Beats, Podcasts, Tools

If the Opening and Final Images show the true transformation of a hero, the story will really resonate. A powerful example comes from Jean-Marc Vallée’s fact-based drama, Dallas Buyers Club, and the changes we see in Ron Woodroof as played by Oscar®-winning Best Actor Matthew McConaughey. Hear Master Cat! Jose Silerio and Guy Thompson break down […]

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Beat Sheets

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

Guardians of the Galaxy Beat Sheet

By on August 15, 2014 in Beat Sheet with 14 Comments

Marvel took a chance when it decided to film Guardians of the Galaxy. It’s different from the company’s previous films in both tone and scope. However, its box office numbers indicate that it’s a gamble that has paid off.

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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 4 Comments

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

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<i>The Twilight Zone®</i> “Time Enough at Last” Beat Sheet
<i>Muppets Most Wanted</i> Beat Sheet

Muppets Most Wanted Beat Sheet

By on April 11, 2014 in Beat Sheet

The screenwriters ask: What does it mean to function as a family?

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Blog

Gifts from Blake – Five Years After His Death

Gifts from Blake – Five Years After His Death

By on August 8, 2014 in Today's Blog with 3 Comments

What made Blake a generous soul with an incredible gift?

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Best of Our Blogs: A Safe Place

Best of Our Blogs: A Safe Place

By on July 18, 2014 in Today's Blog with 3 Comments

I wrote this 40 years ago, in the early ’70s — just for myself.

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A Master Cat! Transforms His Audience

A Master Cat! Transforms His Audience

By on July 11, 2014 in About the Beats, Today's Blog with 0 Comments

José Silerio appears at the Veterans Writing Project.

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The Best of Blake’s Blogs: Where’s the Irony?

The Best of Blake’s Blogs: Where’s the Irony?

By on June 27, 2014 in Today's Blog

Irony hints at the transformation of your hero.

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Success Stories

Jamie Nash’s <i>Exists</i> Trailer

Jamie Nash’s Exists Trailer

By on August 25, 2014 in Success Stories with 0 Comments

The trailer for Jamie Nash’s latest Monster in the House premiered today. See it here!

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Big Hit for Marilyn Brandt

Big Hit for Marilyn Brandt

By on July 26, 2014 in Success Stories with 0 Comments

Congrats to STC! friend and guest blogger, Marilyn Brandt. Her On Any Given Sundae is part of the Love, Laughter & Happily Afters Collection.

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Gaz Alazraki Sells Series to Netflix

Gaz Alazraki Sells Series to Netflix

By on April 24, 2014 in Success Stories

The first Spanish-language original series sale!

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Lionsgate Buys STC-Influenced Sundance Hit

Lionsgate Buys STC-Influenced Sundance Hit

By on April 10, 2014 in Success Stories

Young filmmaker Justin Simien credits Blake Snyder.

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By on June 27, 2014 in Pals
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Get your scripts in the hands of producers, agents and managers with InkTip. Register for your InkTip account and list your scripts today.

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Turning Screenplays into Graphic Novels

By on June 20, 2014 in Today's Blog with 14 Comments
Turning Screenplays into Graphic Novels

To create a good graphic novel script, the writer needs to understand aspects that are unique to comics as opposed to those needed for film and television writing, such as writing for the page turn, or how to choose your cliffhangers if your story gets published as parts in a monthly format first.

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The Last Time I Spoke with Blake — Anne Lower

By on May 23, 2014 in Today's Blog
The Last Time I Spoke with Blake — Anne Lower

Save the Cat! lives on. Writers around the world continue to learn the significance of structure, and of transformation. Blake’s legacy is comprised of the new generations of writers, with voices that sing.

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