Save the Cat!® Beat Sheet Workshop

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Save the Cat!® Beat Sheet Workshop

July 20 - July 28


Start with an idea and finish with the 15 beats of your story in this live writing workshop.

In this live Zoom workshop with 4 sessions over 2 weeks, you’ll dig deep to develop a compelling film or novel, along with your pitch—based on the Save the Cat!® methodology.

  • Crack your logline
  • Identify your Hero, Goal, Obstacle, and Stakes
  • Develop the Theme that motivates your Hero’s actions
  • Create the arc for your Hero to transform
  • Work out all 15 beats of your story


This class is for all storytellers, no matter your medium. The beats will apply whether you write for the screen or the page.

4 Zoom sessions, each 2.5 hours in length:

Saturday, July 20, 2024: 9:00 AM – 11:30 AM pacific

Sunday, July 21, 2024: 9:00 AM – 11:30 AM pacific

Saturday, July 27, 2024: 9:00 AM – 11:30 AM pacific

Sunday, July 28, 2043: 9:00 AM – 11:30 AM pacific

Your instructor is John Yearley. John is a TV writer, playwright, and screenwriter. He teaches Screenwriting at Drexel University and Playwriting and TV Writing at Temple University. He worked as a script doctor for New Line Cinema, and has written for the shows Arthur and Treasure Trekkers. As a playwright he has won the Mickey Kaplan New American Play Prize for Ephemera, the John Gassner Award for Leap, and the Macy’s New Play Prize for Young Audiences for The Last Wish. HIs new play, Triptych, will run at the Barrow Group in NYC in November/December ’24. John is member of the Dramatists Guild, Writers Guild, and twice a MacDowell Fellow.

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Save the Cat!® Beat Sheet Workshop - July 20, 21, 27 & 28
$ 395.00
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July 20
July 28
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via Zoom


1.   Should you choose to cancel, a full refund will be given if a written cancellation notice sent by the registrant is received by Blake Snyder Enterprises, LLC 10 days or more prior to the event.

2.   Registrants canceling less than 10 days prior to the event will not receive a refund, but they will receive a $100 credit for a future Blake Snyder Enterprises, LLC workshop or seminar.

3.   Blake Snyder Enterprises, LLC reserves the right to cancel an event at any time for unforeseen circumstances or emergencies and will give as much advance notice as possible. Should that occur, Blake Snyder Enterprises, LLC will send the registrant a full refund. If Blake Snyder Enterprises, LLC does cancel, it will not be liable for trip cancellation expenses, such as travel or hotel arrangements.

If you have any questions about the class, please contact [email protected].

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