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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 ironclad 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 show biz veteran who’s proven that you can sell your script if you can save the cat.

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"This is no doubt the one book that will do more to help you achieve success and get your two-brad-bound puppy through the door than any other I've read so far. And believe me, folks, I've read them all." Absolutewrite.com

Synopsis:

This ultimate insider's guide reveals the secrets that none dare admit, told by a show biz veteran who's proven that you can sell your script if you can save the cat!

About the Author

Snyder, who lives in Los Angeles, has sold dozens of scripts, including co-writing Blank Check that became a hit for Disney and Nuclear Family for Steven Spielberg — both million-dollar sales.

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gingame, December 6, 2006 (view all comments by gingame)
In writing a stage play, I usually use a "how to write it" formula book--a different one for every play (for fun and to keep my interest). The formula is just a place to hang my hat while I'm scrounging for the STRUCTURE of the new play; many times it is left far, far behind in the actual writing.

I have used many play and film script "formula" books but Scare the Cat! has been the best to get me started, a structure device that may be cast aside once the play gets going in the writing.

Please don't tell anybody I use a "formula" how-to-write-a -script bookand a film "formula" book at that. But Scare the Cat! is getting me up and running on my current play. I may discard my training wheels entirely in the actual writing, but filling in Blake Snyder's template made me realize early on, before I started writing, that my protagonist was the one who was a minor character in my original thinking---but she presented the most qualities of change, etc. necessary to being the main character. I'm glad I didn't discover that half-way into writing the play.

Ginny Foster
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Product Details

ISBN:
9781932907001
Author:
Snyder, Blake
Publisher:
Michael Wiese Productions
Subject:
Film & Video - Screenwriting
Subject:
Performing Arts : Film & Video - Screenwriting
Subject:
Film - Screenwriting
Subject:
Film and Television-Screenwriting
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Print PDF
Publication Date:
20050531
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
195
Dimensions:
8.9 x 6.26 x 0.53 in 0.78 lb

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This ultimate insider's guide reveals the secrets that none dare admit, told by a show biz veteran who's proven that you can sell your script if you can save the cat!
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