Matt Allen Joins Save the Cat! as Your Partner in Screenwriting Success
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!
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,
Collaborating with major studios like Paramount, he penned the heartwarming film Mighty Oak (2019) and co-wrote the hilarious comedy Block Party (2022) with writing partner Krista Suh. A member of the Writers Guild of America (WGA) for over 20 years, Matt's deep expertise in screenwriting has been honed to be sharp as a tac.
Diving into the future of storytelling, Matt is pioneering as a prompt engineer, where he utilizes artificial intelligence to elevate the creative writing process. This innovative endeavor amplifies his ongoing commitment to merging technology and artistry.
Beyond his writing exploits, Matt is also a seasoned producer, bringing stories to life in films like 2021’s Run & Gun and the aforementioned Block Party. His deep understanding of the entertainment business was further enriched during his tenure as a talent agent at ICM (now CAA), offering him invaluable insights into Hollywood's inner workings.
As Matt continues to break new ground in storytelling, his unwavering passion for his craft, combined with a keen eye for industry trends, keeps him at the forefront of innovation.