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Save the Cat!® Podcats: Interview with Screenwriter Marc Haimes

By on February 3, 2017 in Podcasts, Tools

1920x1080_Kubo_Downloads_Desktop_Phase1_0009_10stcpodcats_605x480pxMarc Haimes, writer of the critically acclaimed Kubo and the Two Strings — nominated for the Annie, BAFTA and Oscar® for Best Animated Film — joins our hosts Jose Silerio and Naomi Beaty for a spirited conversation on creativity.

Hear about Marc’s background as a story analyst and studio exec, how a live-action horror script became his “calling card,” his views on development and collaboration, conceptualization vs. writing, theme and dialogue, the need for flexibility, and — last but not least — why Kubo is a Golden Fleece (and how its Debate beat ended up on the cutting room floor!).

Screenwriter Marc Haimes

Screenwriter Marc Haimes


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About the Author

About the Author: José Silerio, a screenwriter who served as Blake Snyder’s Development Director, has been integral to the success of Blake’s workshops and classes as he worked alongside Blake schooling writers in the Cat! method. Naomi Beaty is a screenwriter and script reader who was mentored by Blake and worked with him on Save the Cat!® Goes to the Movies. Both Jose and Naomi have written many blogs and beat sheets for this website. .

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  1. Mohamed Mohamud says:

    Fantastic episode guys, it left me wishing it was twice as long. I hope Mark will come back and talk more about the “Golden Fleece” concept which he used in Kubo, and how he did it. A really good movie and podcast, keep it up =).