screenwriter Matt Allen

Hello, Save the Cat! Community!

I’m Matt, and I couldn’t be more excited to join this incredible team as a screenwriting coach. I’ve long admired Blake Snyder’s groundbreaking approach to storytelling, and it’s an honor to contribute to a platform that carries on his vision. I’m here to help you elevate your script and make your screenwriting dreams a reality!

My Journey
Before breaking into the industry with my first sale to New Line Cinema, I faced many of the same challenges you’re likely encountering. Getting industry professionals to even glance at my work was a Herculean task. But persistence pays off. With films like Four Christmases, Mighty Oak, Run & Gun, and Block Party under my belt, I’ve navigated the maze and I’m eager to guide you through it too.

Why Save the Cat! Resonates with Me
Blake Snyder’s philosophy on screenwriting goes beyond mere structure; it dives into the very essence of what makes a story compelling. His appreciation for our film Four Christmases meant the world to me, and I aim to bring that level of discernment and passion to my role as a coach.

What I’m Offering
I’m thrilled to introduce a unique coaching program that includes three hours of one-on-one Zoom time. During these sessions, we won’t just talk; we’ll co-create. From loglines to act structures, we’ll dive deep into the elements that will make your script not just good, but exceptional.

Let’s Co-Create Your Future
As I continue to write and produce films, my mission is to bring as many of you as possible along on this exciting journey. I’m committed to sharing my experiences, insights, and unbridled enthusiasm for storytelling. So if you’re ready to take your script to the next level, I’m ready to help you get there.

Here’s to a future filled with unforgettable stories,


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