Save the Cat!® Masters AI Workshop – Live in Los Angeles

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Save the Cat!® Masters AI Workshop – Live in Los Angeles

December 9, 2023 - December 10, 2023


a teacher and students surround a laptopAI is a productivity tool for your creative soul, and this class will teach you how to maximize your creative energy… productively.

You will learn the principles of both ChatGPT and Save the Cat! and discover how to:

  • integrate and manage AI as you develop your unique screenplay or novel
  • workshop the questions to ask and the questions to avoid so that your productivity stays on track
  • avoid the traps and understand the limits of AI when it comes to creative writing

By the end of the workshop, you will have your story’s beat sheet and the first 5-10 pages of your screenplay or novel.

Saturday, December 9, 2023: 9:30 AM – 4:30 PM pacific

Sunday, December 10, 2023: 9:30 AM – 4:30 PM pacific

screenwriter Matt AllenYour instructor is Matt R. Allen. Matt is an accomplished screenwriter, producer, and emerging prompt engineer. For over two decades Matt has earned widespread recognition for co-writing such hit films as Four Christmases and Soul Surfer. He penned Mighty Oak (2019) and co-produced and co-wrote Block Party (2022) with writing partner Krista Suh. He also produced 2021’s Run & Gun. Diving into the future of storytelling, Matt is pioneering as a prompt engineer, where he utilizes artificial intelligence to elevate the creative writing process.

There will be a maximum of 12 students.

Requirements: Each student must bring a computer and have access to ChatGPT.

Day 1: The Foundation of Your Story

9:30 AM – Introduction and Overview
* Welcome and introductions
* Overview of ChatGPT and Save the Cat! principles
* Integration of AI with screenwriting

10:00 AM – The Logline: Articulating Your Story’s Core
* Workshop: Crafting a compelling logline with AI assistance
* Group brainstorming session

10:50 AM – Break (20 minutes)

11:10 AM – The Title: Capturing Interest
* Workshop: Generating and selecting effective titles with ChatGPT
* Individual work and group feedback

12:00 PM – Lunch Break (1 hour)

1:00 PM – The Beats: Outlining the Structure
* Understanding the 15 beats of Save the Cat!
* Using ChatGPT to develop beat sheets for your story

2:20 PM – Break (20 minutes)

2:40 PM – The Three Acts: Structuring Your Plot
* Applying the 3-act structure to your beats
* Interactive session with ChatGPT to outline your screenplay

3:40 PM – Wrap-Up and Homework Assignment
* Assignment: Refine your title, logline, and beat sheet
* Preview of Day 2: Diving into the script

Day 2: From Beats to Script

9:30 AM – Review and Feedback
* Review homework
* Group critique and AI-augmented revisions

10:20 AM – Break (20 minutes)

10:40 AM – The First Scene: Starting Your Script
* Workshop: Writing your opening scene with ChatGPT
* Live demonstration and individual writing time

12:00 PM – Lunch Break (1 hour)

1:00 PM – The Script Pages: Bringing Scenes to Life
* Workshop: Expanding your beats into scripted scenes
* Hands-on guidance with ChatGPT

2:20 PM – Break (20 minutes)

2:40 PM – The Final Push: Completing Your Script Blueprint
* Finalizing the 15 beats into a detailed outline
* Structuring your first 5 pages with ChatGPT’s help

3:40 PM – Course Wrap-Up and Next Steps

* Recap of Save the Cat! principles and ChatGPT usage
* Discussion on the future of AI in screenwriting
* Networking and sharing contact information

As low as $36/month with Affirm – See in cart.


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December 9, 2023
December 10, 2023
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Hollywood Production Center 1
1149 N Gower St
Hollywood,CA90038United States

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