Best of Ben Frahm: Keep the Beats Simple!
Don’t get caught up in the minutia of a scene.
Billy Ray’s “Simple Emotional Journey”
Map your hero’s emotional journey with plot points.
Why Audiences of All Ages Respond to Primal Themes
How to make your stories resonate.
Fury Beat Sheet
The breakdown of David Ayer’s captivating motion picture.
Gone Girl Beat Sheet
The hit movie asks primal questions of a marriage.
2 + 2 = 5?
Thanks to Ben Frahm, who leads our Beat Sheet Workshops in New York City, for this helpful tip to avoid a deadly “bump” in logic. What’s one of the most common symptoms of a first draft or a first stab at cracking the 15 beats?…
Her Beat Sheet
How the A and B Stories both look at love in this Oscar®-nominated screenplay.
All Is Lost Beat Sheet
Thanks to Master Cat! Ben Frahm for this breakdown that was certain to include the “All Is Lost” beat (but does not include a B Story): Written and Directed by: J.C. Chandor Genre: Dude with a Problem: Innocent Hero, Sudden Event, Life-or-Death Battle Sub-Genre: Nature…
Gravity Beat Sheet
Thanks to Master Cat! Ben Frahm for this weighty breakdown. Written by: Alfonso Cuarón and Jonás Cuarón (Script Collaborator, uncredited: George Clooney) Directed by: Alfonso Cuarón Genre: DUDE WITH A PROBLEM: INNOCENT HERO, SUDDEN EVENT, LIFE OR DEATH BATTLE Sub-Genre: NATURE PROBLEM. Opening Image: — BEEPING…
How to Market Your Script – Part Two
More helpful tips on selling your script