A MESSAGE FROM LAST YEAR'S TV PILOT WINNERS
EMAILS FROM WRITERS
“Oh my! I’ve entered other contests and paid for coverage before but I have never received anything close to this analysis! I would wonder if they’d even read the script! But with this analysis, I felt heard and that the reader understood the script on its terms, and gave advice on how to make it better at what it is — not rewrite it as something else. Thank you so much.” – M.R.P.
“The Save the Cat! Screenplay Challenge was so rewarding and extremely helpful for evolving my screenplay. I submitted twice and the feedback was invaluable. I can’t speak highly enough of this screenplay challenge and all the Save the Cat! products. Very happy I submitted. Thank you to everyone from the Save the Cat! team.” – L.W.
“Thank you! I have already begun incorporating this phenomenal feedback. I found it to be wonderfully clear, actionable, insightful, and deeply attentive to my material. I really can’t thank Save the Cat! enough.” – M.R.
“The notes were great and will be tremendously helpful as I write revisions and future scripts. Very constructive and incisive analysis. I’ve been a Save the Cat! fan for many years and this script is definitely the closest I’ve adhered to STC principles (and not coincidentally, the best, the most fun and the easiest to write. STC cuts so much fat off scripts and saves so much time, and these notes show me my next step is just getting better at some of the beats I’m not as strong on (e.g. Debate).” – P.J.
“Thank you for this analysis. It’s given me enough to chew on without feeling like I made a mess of my first ever screenplay. I will revisit the draft and see how I can hone it. Thank you and your team once again for giving their time and thought to help me structure and write better.” – A.M.
“Thank you so much for this. I’ve had a few critiques on this screenplay now, and this was by far the most interesting, precise, and helpful.” – D.T.
“I would like to thank you for your in-depth analysis of my script. The comments received will be indeed very useful for me to continue improving my story telling.” – M.R.
“I understand that I did not advance to the next level. I do want to say that the 50 point analysis was incredibly helpful. It was worth entering the Screenplay Challenge just for those comments alone. Hopefully, I will have a better script for next year.” – J.K.
“This is very helpful feedback. Thank you for all you and your organization does to support and encourage indie filmmakers. These types of notes will certainly point us in the right direction to deepening out the script and strengthening the focus and the theme. “ – H.R.
“Out of 14, this is the best feedback to date. All the notes provide a clear path to improve the script.” – H.S.
“A big thanks to you and your team for the thorough read. I’ve always been much more confident with my dialogue-writing and world-building abilities than with my attention to structure, so I really appreciate that this competition is out there.” – S.M.
“Trying now to rewrite and submit again as a second version. Your notes really helped me.” – J.P.
“We received the analysis, and very much appreciated the thoroughness. We are rewriting to reflect it.” – J.K.
“Excellent form of feedback, nicely presented.” – M.G.
“Very helpful feedback. Thank you very much!“ – X.T.
“A huge THANK YOU to your team for taking their time to read and critique our script!!!” – T.B.
“Have already been implementing the feedback and the great notes.” – A.G.
“It’s by far some of the best and most useful feedback I’ve ever received. This will definitely be a normal stop for future scripts!” – A.N.
“Very thankful for this strong and helpful analysis.” – B.K.
“Thank you so much for this feedback, and for the previous one too. Both of them gave me a lot, including the self confidence to rewrite.” – J.P.
“Thank you for taking the time to review my screenplay. Writing as you well know is difficult in terms of plot, structure, and dialogue. Therefore, to receive such a comprehensive and kind analysis has made my day” – D.P.