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Save the Cat

by: Blake Snyder

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He’s made millions of dollars selling screenplays. Now “one of Hollywood’s most successful spec screenwriters” tells all in this fast, funny and candid look inside the movie business. Save the Cat is just one of many iron-clad rules for making your ideas more marketable and your script more satisfying and saleable, including:

  • The four elements of every winning logline
  • The seven immutable laws of screenplay physics
  • The 10 genres that every movie ever made can be categorized by and why they’re important to your script
  • Why your hero must serve your Idea
  • Mastering the beats
  • Creating the “perfect beast” by using… ‘The Board’
  • And how to get back on track with proven rules for script repair

This ultimate insider’s guide reveals the secrets that none dare admit, told by a showbiz veteran who’s proven that you can sell your script if you can save the cat.

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Blake Snyder (October 3, 1957 - August 4, 2009) was an American screenwriter based in Los Angeles, who through the authorship of three books on screenwriting and story structures became one of the most popular writing mentors in the film industry. Snyder led international seminars and workshops for writers in various disciplines, as well as consultation sessions for some of Hollywood's largest studios. Snyder died unexpectedly August 4, 2009, of what was characterized as either a pulmonary embolism or cardiac arrest, with a public memorial being held at the Writers Guild of America, West on September 29, 2009.
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He’s made millions of dollars selling screenplays. Now “one of Hollywood’s most successful spec screenwriters” tells all in this fast, funny and candid look inside the movie business. Save the Cat is just one of many iron-clad rules for making your ideas more marketable and your script more satisfying and saleable, including:

  • The four elements of every winning logline
  • The seven immutable laws of screenplay physics
  • The 10 genres that every movie ever made can be categorized by and why they’re important to your script
  • Why your hero must serve your Idea
  • Mastering the beats
  • Creating the “perfect beast” by using… ‘The Board’
  • And how to get back on track with proven rules for script repair

This ultimate insider’s guide reveals the secrets that none dare admit, told by a showbiz veteran who’s proven that you can sell your script if you can save the cat.

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ISBN: 9781932907001
SKU: 1576192/Done
Publisher: Michael Wiese Productions
Publish Date: 25 May 2005
Page Count: 216

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    Want to know how to be a successful writer in Hollywood? The answers are here. Blake Snyder has written an insider’s book that’s informative – and funny, too.

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    An invaluable resource for anyone serious about having a career as a screenwriter or producer in Hollywood.

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    You’d have to look far and wide to find a better book to help you achieve your goals. Quite simply one of the most practical guides to writing mainstream spec scripts on the market.