Upright Citizens Brigade Uses Save the Cat! in Movie Cram II
BJ Markel, November 19, 2014 0 1 min read 27
The New York Times reports that a movie was “conceived, written and shot in just over 24 hours” and we’re proud to point out this paragraph:
For several contentious hours, the writers expanded the idea to feature length, using the screenwriting manual “Save the Cat!” as a template for plot points, conflict resolution and the rest of the standard Hollywood vocabulary. “We’re comedy writers,” Ms. Simon said. “We throw out jokes and funny beats. It’s harder to do whole movies.”
Read the entire article (and check out the slide show) here!
BJ Markel first worked with Blake Snyder in 1986. He edited Blake's three Save the Cat! books and co-founded Blake Snyder Enterprises, LLC with Blake in 2005. In his other life, BJ worked in video acquisitions and entertainment marketing, including 20 years at the Walt Disney Company.
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