The Save the Cat!® Screenplay Challenge


All entrants receive 50 points of analysis.

Our approach is simple: a screenplay competition that uses the same language the writer, the reader and the decision makers use when analyzing your work.

Introducing year 2 of the “Blake Snyder’s SAVE THE CAT!® SCREENPLAY CHALLENGE.”

Now accepting both feature and 60-minute TV scripts.

All entrants will receive:
• 50 points of analysis report adapted from the Save the Cat! Greenlight Checklist (Save the Cat!® Strikes Back — pages 104-108)
• A review by readers and judges trained in the Save the Cat! Methodology
• Feedback grounded in structure and marketability and consistently applied to all screenplays

Awards & Prizes

Grand Prize Winner(s)
• 3-day trip to LA ($600)
• 3-night hotel stay ($1200)
• Live table read to bring your work to life
• A real pitch to a production company in LA
• 4-month subscription and magazine winners listing in INKTIP ($500 value)
• 12-month subscription to host your work on The Black List on us
• Save the Cat! 4.0 Software – 12 Month Subscription

Top 5 Finalists
• Meeting with one of the judges
• 4-month subscription and magazine winners listing in INKTIP ($500 value)
• Save the Cat! 4.0 Software – 12 Month Subscription

Your Submissions
• We want screenplays that are entertaining, have a strong and unique voice that grab the audience — after all, if it ain’t on the page, it ain’t on the screen
• See all details on the Film Freeway site (link below)


Earlybird Deadline – November 24, 2019
Feature: $125  USD
Hour Long TV: $119  USD

Regular Deadline – January 26, 2020
Feature: $135  USD
Hour Long TV: $129  USD

Late Deadline – February 24, 2020
Feature: $140  USD
Hour Long TV: $136  USD

Extended Deadline – March 27, 2020
Feature: $149  USD
Hour Long TV: $144  USD


A producer and partner of Practical Pictures, Sheila is known for such movie franchises as American Pie, Final Destination, and Cats & Dogs, which have earned over $500 million worldwide. In 2018, Sheila produced the box-office hit Breaking In. She is also a visiting professor and lecturer at various film programs around the globe.


berman photovanillaJULIET BERMAN
As Head of Development at Treehouse Pictures, Juliet oversees the development and packaging of the Treehouse Pictures slate. Her credits at Treehouse include Producer of Set It Up and Executive Producer on Sand Castle—both for Netflix, Co-producer on Mediterranea, and more.


Zachary Levine is a Creative Executive at Gilbert Films, a Los Angeles based production and finance company known for La La Land, The Kids Are All Right, and Garden State. He oversees the development slate, tracks and ideates projects for financing and development, and scouts talent.


Watch this space for more judges to be announced soon!

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