Thumb's Up for Mike Rinaldi
Thumb's Up for Mike Rinaldi

We’ve just received this email from screenwriter Mike Rinaldi:

Blake and all you Cats who check the News section here, I have to share with you my excitement. I’ve been accepted into the exclusive Act One Summer Writing Program! I’m one of 30 students selected this year from several hundred applicants.

Act One is an intensive, highly specialized program and it’s not for everybody, but it will undoubtedly be a major step in my career. Believe me, there are worse ways I could spend my summer than studying under some of the Hollywood legends whose writing and producing credits include Raiders of the Lost Ark, Braveheart, Return of the Jedi, X-Men, “Grey’s Anatomy,” “House,” “Lost,” “That 70’s Show,” “Buffy the Vampire Slayer,” and “M*A*S*H.”

And this wouldn’t be the case were it not for all I’ve learned from Blake’s Save the Cat! books and the fantastic writers who contribute to the STC forum. I’m honored to be an example of the success that can result from the dedicated, cooperative spirit and perseverance that characterizes the community on this website. A big heartfelt thanks to all of you!

Mike Rinaldi