Save the Cat!® TV Pilot Webinar

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Save the Cat!® TV Pilot Webinar

January 8 @ 12:00 am - January 22 @ 11:59 pm PST


The jobs are in TV and we want to unlock the essentials of structuring your TV pilot and series!

Join us for the last live session of the Save the Cat!® TV Pilot Webinar, presented by the best-selling author of Save the Cat! Writes for TV, Jamie Nash, and see the recording of the first 2 sessions!

In order to write a great pilot, you need to create a great series. Jamie lays out the essentials of developing your compelling TV series and teaches you how to tackle each element.

The TV Pilot Webinar is a 3-part LIVE series on Zoom for 3 hours each—including LIVE Q & A with Jamie:
Session 1 – Saturday, January 8, 2022 
10:00 AM – 1:00 PM pacific    Recording will be available for 30 days
Session 2 – Saturday, January 15, 2022
10:00 AM – 1:00 PM pacific  Recording will be available for 30 days
Session 3 – Saturday, January 22, 2021
10:00 AM – 1:00 PM pacific   Recording will be available for 30 days

Anyone who attends live will have the opportunity to ask Jamie questions.
Can’t attend live? View the recording of any session you miss!



Saturday, January 8, 2022
Live Lecture and Q&A
Recordings will be available to stream until February 7, 2022.

Topics covered in Session 1 include:

How to find a world that’s uniquely you 

Franchise Type
Find your series’ story engine using the 8 Save the Cat! franchise types

Format & Audience
Discover your show’s format and audience using comparables and genre

Characters, Characters, Characters
Use your own personal connection to the material to create 3-dimensional
characters unified around a singular theme

30-Minute Q&A
Clarify your understanding of the day’s content


Saturday, January 15, 2022
Live Lecture and Q&A
Recordings will be available to stream until February 14, 2022.

Topics covered in Session 2 include:

Story DNA
Discover the 4 key components every story must have 

The Save the Cat! Beats
Learn the 15 beats that help you craft your series’ season arcs and episodes

Using the Save the Cat! Beats to Break Season 1
Apply the beat sheet to create a high-level season 1 arc   

30-Minute Q&A
Clarify your understanding of the day’s content


Saturday, January 22, 2022
Live Lecture and Q&A
Recordings will be available to stream until February 21, 2022.

Topics covered in Session 3 include:

Cracking the Pilot
Tactics to discovering how much story your pilot needs to deliver.
Focuses on pilots that act as series pitches, writing samples,
and great stories—all at once!

Using the Save the Cat! Beats to Break Your Pilot
Crack the unique requirements of TV pilots with the 15 beats

Pilot Tips & Tricks
Discover pilot-specific tricks that will take your series to the next level,
including the Opening Pitch, Whiff of Change, Break into Series, and more

30-Minute Q&A
Clarify your understanding of the day’s content


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January 8 @ 12:00 am PST
January 22 @ 11:59 pm PST


via Zoom


Over the course of 2 weekends, you will:

  • Learn the difference between a pitch and a logline, and why you must nail each one.
  • Lock down your logline with the Save the Cat! mini-story template to get out of any logline jam.
  • Learn the 15 key beats found in any story to make yours resonate with what is “primal.”
  • Crack the “Magical Midpoint”—the secret of every story’s power.
  • Find out why the Opening Image and the Final Image are your way to “doublecheck the math” of a hero’s transformation.
  • Practice your pitch and improve your technique in front of a friendly group of fellow writers eager to help you succeed.



  • Find your story according to Blake’s four elements of every successful logline.


  • Learn to “beat out” your story using the Blake Snyder Beat Sheet (the BS2).


  • Pitch your pillar beats: Opening Image, Catalyst, Break into 2, Midpoint, Break into 3, Final Image
  • Discover the five steps that make a great finale.


  • Pitch your story to the class using the 15 key beats every successful story must have.


“If I had to come up with a simple and poignant way to describe it, I’d call it the only workshop that you’ll ever find in Hollywood that encourages your story’s individuality.”
— Ebony Jones in her review on Coverage, Ink. Read Ebony’s entire review here.

“I loved taking the Save the Cat! workshop with Ben in NYC. I was working on my second Lemoncello book at the time and it went on, after great input at the seminar, to become a New York Times best seller. In fact, I use what I learned from Ben and STC! in all the middle grade novels I write…and one, Escape from Mr. Lemoncello’s Library, even became a movie on Nickelodeon last fall! Thanks, Ben!” — Chris Grabenstein, #1 New York Times best-selling author

“Whether you’re aspiring to start your first screenplay or you’re an established writer looking to work out some new material, the Save the Cat! workshop offers tools for success. Early in my career, Ben and STC! helped my understanding of story structure, which is information I still use every day on every draft of every script I write.” — Jordan Gershowitz, screenwriter and producer, Warner Bros, Disney, and Nickelodeon (The Good CatholicRandom Tropical ParadiseTotal Frat MovieTemps, and writer for Tom & Jerry TV)


  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.

*A writing team working on a single project will be counted as a single writer at a special fee. If you write with a partner, email BJ Markel for a special price.

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

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