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Naomi Beaty

Naomi Beaty

Naomi Beaty, a screenwriter and script reader in Los Angeles, teaches our online beat sheet screenwriting workshops, our in-person weekend intensive workshops, and hosts our STC! podcasts. Visit her online home and get access to the new library of downloadable screenplays and screenwriting resources.

Won’t You Be My Neighbor? Beat Sheet

By on November 9, 2018 in Beat Sheets, Fool Triumphant with 2 Comments
<i>Won’t You Be My Neighbor?</i> Beat Sheet

See how you can write and edit a documentary that will involve your audiences’ emotions.

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Save the Cat!® Podcats: Deep Dive into the Blake Snyder Beat Sheet – Part 5: The Finale Beat

By on October 12, 2018 in About the Beats, Podcasts, Tools with 3 Comments
<i>Save the Cat!®</i> Pod<i>cats</i>: Deep Dive into the Blake Snyder Beat Sheet – Part 5: The Finale Beat

What do you, the writer, need to know?

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Save the Cat!® Podcats: Deep Dive into the Blake Snyder Beat Sheet – Part 2: In What Order Should You Write Your Beats?

By on August 24, 2018 in About the Beats, Podcasts, Tools with 7 Comments
<i>Save the Cat!®</i> Pod<i>cats</i>: Deep Dive into the Blake Snyder Beat Sheet – Part 2: In What Order Should You Write Your Beats?

Master Cat Naomi Beaty shares strategies that can help you develop your beat sheet in a way that works for you.

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Save the Cat!® Podcats: Deep Dive into the Blake Snyder Beat Sheet – Part 1: When Is a Beat a Scene vs. a Section of Your Script?

<i>Save the Cat!®</i> Pod<i>cats</i>: Deep Dive into the Blake Snyder Beat Sheet – Part 1: When Is a Beat a <i>Scene</i> vs. a <i>Section</i> of Your Script?

You need to understand the proportions of your story beats to create a foundation that truly resonates with readers and audiences.

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Save the Cat!® Podcats: Can Your Antagonist Switch Sides?

By on May 11, 2018 in Podcasts, Tips and Tactics, Tools with 5 Comments
<i>Save the Cat!®</i> Pod<i>cats</i>: Can Your Antagonist Switch Sides?

Answers to a challenging question

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The Story Goal: What Does Your Protagonist Want?

The Story Goal: What Does Your Protagonist Want?

Your story goal is your spine.

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A Man Like You Beat Sheet

By on March 16, 2018 in Beat Sheets with 2 Comments
<i>A Man Like You</i> Beat Sheet

Watch a brilliant 3-minute film and read its beats.

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Save the Cat!® Podcats: When Should You Know Your Theme?

By on March 2, 2018 in About the Beats, Podcasts, Tools with 8 Comments
<i>Save the Cat!®</i> Pod<i>cats</i>: When Should You Know Your Theme?

What is your theme’s purpose?

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Save the Cat!® Podcats: Which Beat Is the Most Critical to Your Protagonist’s Transformation?

By on January 19, 2018 in About the Beats, Tools with 16 Comments
<i>Save the Cat!®</i> Pod<i>cats</i>: Which Beat Is the Most Critical to Your Protagonist’s Transformation?

Naomi Beaty shows how you can create an arc.

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Taken Beat Sheet

<i>Taken</i> Beat Sheet

Learn how to structure your screenplay by seeing how Bresson and Kamen structured theirs.

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