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Alvaro Rodriguez

Alvaro Rodriguez

Alvaro Rodriguez is a writer living and working in Texas and Los Angeles. He is currently on the staff of NBC's Chicago Fire. His credits include the film Machete, the television series From Dusk Till Dawn, and the upcoming feature, The Last Rampage. He attended the beat sheet workshop and master class with Blake Snyder and has led the beat sheet workshop in Austin and San Antonio. Additionally, he has made several appearances on the Austin Film Festival television show On Story on PBS, in conversation with award-winning writers and filmmakers, and has appeared on panels at AFF, the Great American Pitchfest and others.

Chasing Grace from Beat Sheet Workshop to SXSW to Hollywood

By on August 8, 2017 in Success Stories
<i>Chasing Grace</i> from Beat Sheet Workshop to SXSW to Hollywood

An interview with Julia Barnett

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Turn the Beats Around

By on April 21, 2017 in About the Beats, Tools
Turn the Beats Around

The beat sheet can be a testament to your ability to challenge yourself.

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Beats-ing Writer’s Block

By on March 17, 2017 in Tips and Tactics, Tools
Beats-ing Writer’s Block

Getting unstuck can be as simple as starting with a beat.

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Why Your Hero Is Your Hero

Why Your Hero Is Your Hero

How you must set up your hero to transform.

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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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Al Rodriguez Interviews Richard Dane Scott

Al Rodriguez Interviews Richard Dane Scott

  San Antonio-based screenwriter Richard Dane Scott, who has achieved success without living in Los Angeles, attended the Beat Sheet Workshop in the Alamo City in 2011. His family feature My Dog The Champion starring Lance Henriksen was screened at the Austin Film Festival in October 2013. Master Cat Alvaro Rodriguez (who led the San Antonio […]

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The Austin Film Festival – Why Writers Should Attend

By on November 29, 2013 in Today's Blog
The Austin Film Festival – Why Writers Should Attend

Thanks to Master Cat! Alvaro Rodriguez for his thoughts following this year’s Austin event: In 2008, I didn’t know the Austin Film Festival from Adam. I asked an Austin filmmaker about it and was told that South by Southwest was the bigger deal. That fall, I was invited to lunch during the festival with a […]

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The Last Time I Spoke with Blake – Alvaro Rodriguez

By on August 30, 2013 in About the Beats, Today's Blog
The Last Time I Spoke with Blake – Alvaro Rodriguez

Our thanks to Texas-based Machete screenwriter Alvaro Rodriguez, an alum of Blake Snyder’s Beat Sheet Workshop and Master Class who has led Beat Sheet Workshops in San Antonio and Austin. He has two features in development and a new television writing gig on a premiere series debuting on cable in 2014. “Cannes?” It made perfect sense at […]

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The Power to Push

By on February 8, 2013 in Today's Blog

Our thanks to powerful guest blogger and Master Cat! Alvaro Rodriguez,  a Texas-based screenwriter whose credits include Machete, From Dusk to Dawn: The Hangman’s Daughter, and Shorts, for pushing us with this piece: Writers seem to fall into one of two categories: those who are wracked with chronic doubt and struggle to put words on […]

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