Save The Cat! Podcast

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The Last Website on Screenwriting You'll Ever Need

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How Do You Choose Your Story’s Genre?
11:16
We help you take a closer look at your story ideas.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/SaveTheCatPodcast/~4/7HIdCBf4oms" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Jul 12, 2019
3 Valuable Lessons from Our Script Challenge
9:22
Master Cat Naomi Beaty reveals 3 things script readers look for.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/SaveTheCatPodcast/~4/UhtGBHmTAJg" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Apr 05, 2019
When Do You Use the Beat Sheet?
30:55
Discover many ways you can integrate the beat sheet into <i>your</i> writing process.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/SaveTheCatPodcast/~4/9YglTiY0aEs" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Dec 14, 2018
How Does the Catalyst Beat Vary According to Genre?
32:39
Each of Blake Snyder's 10 genres have distinctive catalysts.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/SaveTheCatPodcast/~4/EzJrTzuwqDQ" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Nov 02, 2018
The Finale Beat
6:11
What do you, the writer, need to know?<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/SaveTheCatPodcast/~4/_IeEKKs-zvU" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Oct 12, 2018
The Last 3 Pillar Beats
14:29
The Catalyst, Break into Two, and Break into Three story beats<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/SaveTheCatPodcast/~4/Y_qOhRJiPVs" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Sep 21, 2018
The First 3 Pillar Beats
12:20
Opening Image, Midpoint, and Final Image<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/SaveTheCatPodcast/~4/NaQ2UC1EkTc" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Sep 07, 2018
In What Order Should You Write Your Beats?
5:29
Master Cat Naomi Beaty shares strategies that can help you develop your beat sheet in a way that works for you.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/SaveTheCatPodcast/~4/4eMvU28O4eI" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Aug 24, 2018
When Is a Beat a Scene vs. a Section of Your Script?
7:31
You need to understand the proportions of your story beats to create a foundation that truly resonates with readers and audiences.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/SaveTheCatPodcast/~4/GtDNBccBnC4" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Aug 10, 2018
Why Stakes Should Be Primal
4:23
Ask moral questions.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/SaveTheCatPodcast/~4/ZNRaMkeWWNY" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Jul 20, 2018
Save the Cat!® Podcats: Can Your Antagonist Switch Sides?
7:05
Answers to a challenging question<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/SaveTheCatPodcast/~4/7Werz6W9bc4" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
May 11, 2018
Save the Cat!® Podcats: When Should You Know Your Theme?
5:15
What is your theme's purpose?<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/SaveTheCatPodcast/~4/Y9CmtgUy7As" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Mar 02, 2018
Save the Cat!® Podcats: The All Is Lost Beat Test
8:59
How to use the story beat to crack your own story.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/SaveTheCatPodcast/~4/oLPYDbqN_NY" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Feb 17, 2017
Save the Cat!® Podcats: Interview with Screenwriter Marc Haimes
1:01:16
The writer of <i>Kubo and the Two Strings</i> on creativity and the writing process.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/SaveTheCatPodcast/~4/xSUPCEH9KwU" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Feb 03, 2017
Save the Cat!® Podcats: Does Your Hero Have to Transform?
11:01
Defining transformation.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/SaveTheCatPodcast/~4/1szUH-R2JDs" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Jan 13, 2017
Save the Cat!® Podcats: Choosing Your Genre
11:04
How to use Blake Snyder's 10 genres to develop your story.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/SaveTheCatPodcast/~4/xK48PJ65brQ" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Jan 06, 2017
Save the Cat!® Podcats: Your Theme Stated
11:13
How and when you use this beat.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/SaveTheCatPodcast/~4/hrytmKzpaas" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Dec 09, 2016
Save the Cat!® Podcats: Your B Story
10:35
The purpose of your B Story and your B Story Character.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/SaveTheCatPodcast/~4/nkOpD6fjsCc" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Dec 02, 2016
Save the Cat!® Podcast: Your First Ten Pages
10:33
The foundation of both your story and your hero's emotional needs.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/SaveTheCatPodcast/~4/MibXQ53UJMA" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Nov 04, 2016
Indie Film Hustle Podcast with Jose Silerio
A comprehensive, stimulating interview with a Master Cat!<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/SaveTheCatPodcast/~4/Pw7PZ8nI9IM" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
May 20, 2016
Save the Cat!® Podcast: Blake Snyder Explains His Genres
42:12
The components of his story types<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/SaveTheCatPodcast/~4/iaWLn2L3wDc" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Mar 11, 2016
Save the Cat!® Podcast: Blake Snyder Explains His Story Beats – Part Three
11:54
Bad Guys Close In and more<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/SaveTheCatPodcast/~4/Ei8CZR5uJ5Q" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Feb 05, 2016
Save the Cat!® Podcast: Blake Snyder Explains His Story Beats – Part Two
15:05
Fun &#038; Games and the Midpoint<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/SaveTheCatPodcast/~4/ihayIoZHbRg" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Jan 29, 2016
Save the Cat!® Podcast: Blake Snyder Explains His Story Beats – Part One
15:03
The first seven beats<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/SaveTheCatPodcast/~4/OuWsV5b3MSU" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Jan 22, 2016
Save the Cat!® Podcast: Blake Snyder on Your Pitch and Logline
39:15
Your <i>idea</i> -- and how to express it in an effective <i>pitch</i> and <i>logline</i><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/SaveTheCatPodcast/~4/u-Wy4S9LxCU" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Nov 13, 2015
Save the Cat!® Podcast: Blake Snyder on Tootsie
4:35
The <i>thesis world</i> of Act One vs. the <i>upside-down world</i> of Act Two<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/SaveTheCatPodcast/~4/NDlXtnifOHc" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Aug 14, 2015
Save the Cat!® Podcast: Blake Snyder on Theme Stated and the Beats of Blank Check
6:34
The first of newly discovered Blake Snyder audios<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/SaveTheCatPodcast/~4/S0opLeWBl_k" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Jun 12, 2015
Save the Cat!® Podcast: How Wes Anderson Creates a Unique World in The Grand Budapest Hotel
10:04
The writer delivers a perfect Set-up.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/SaveTheCatPodcast/~4/K9E2j9Lo2Fg" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
May 01, 2015
Save the Cat!® Podcast: The Five-Point Finale of Whiplash
9:48
A strong "High Tower Surprise"!<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/SaveTheCatPodcast/~4/aE9QcfD6TSw" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Apr 17, 2015
Save the Cat!® Podcast: Birdman and Its Genre
10:21
The genre of this Academy Award® winner is Rites of Passage.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/SaveTheCatPodcast/~4/t5NIe1h12v8" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Apr 03, 2015
Save the Cat!® Podcast: This Is Where I Leave You and the Institutionalized Genre
8:58
An excellent example of the Institutionalized genre.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/SaveTheCatPodcast/~4/tu2G_h2gj5A" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Jan 30, 2015
Save the Cat!® Podcast: The Double Bump Catalyst of Big Hero 6
7:41
When you need that extra push.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/SaveTheCatPodcast/~4/z_dligyCHQg" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Jan 23, 2015
Save the Cat!® Podcast: What Makes Your “Upside-Down World” Work?
9:23
How different should your Act Two world be?<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/SaveTheCatPodcast/~4/Z6fh8kFisLc" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Dec 12, 2014
Save the Cat!® Podcast: Why You Need a Tangible Goal for Your Hero
8:19
A goal is crucial.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/SaveTheCatPodcast/~4/e41NY9U2Hkw" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Dec 05, 2014
Save the Cat!® Podcast: Does Change Have to Be Transformation?
9:24
A conversation about heroes.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/SaveTheCatPodcast/~4/TANTaq3nSTw" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Nov 07, 2014
Save the Cat!® Podcast: The Bad Guys Close In Beat
8:21
What is your antagonist's goal?<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/SaveTheCatPodcast/~4/x2B2455Xvbk" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Oct 24, 2014
Save the Cat!® Podcast: How to Handle Your Hero’s Wants & Needs
9:41
What are your hero's <i>needs</i>?<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/SaveTheCatPodcast/~4/lOnvKulncqg" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Oct 03, 2014
Save the Cat!® Podcast: How to Make Your Midpoint Masterful
11:04
What's the right halfway point for your story? What is the signal that the Fun and Games are over?<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/SaveTheCatPodcast/~4/u-CK_fTEcc8" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Sep 12, 2014
Save the Cat!® Podcast: Moving the Beats
9:03
Can the sequence of the beats be changed?<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/SaveTheCatPodcast/~4/_7gYSyensVA" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Sep 05, 2014
Save the Cat!® Podcast: The Power of Value-Added Tension
8:47
Discover a way to raise the stakes for your hero.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/SaveTheCatPodcast/~4/9V-zDMMxmt8" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Aug 01, 2014
Save the Cat!® Podcast: The Theme Stated Beat of Little Miss Sunshine
10:22
How characters can resonate.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/SaveTheCatPodcast/~4/338B2eDld6w" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Jul 25, 2014
Save the Cat!® Podcast: The Bad Guys Close In Beat of Nebraska
10:11
How set-ups can really pay off.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/SaveTheCatPodcast/~4/FwL9h1B4sMg" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Jun 06, 2014
Save the Cat!® Podcast: The Opening and Final Image Beats of Dallas Buyers Club
If the Opening and Final Images show the true transformation of a hero, the story will really resonate. A powerful example comes from Jean-Marc Vallée&#8217;s fact-based drama, Dallas Buyers Club, and the changes we see in Ron Woodroof as played by Oscar®-winning Best Actor Matthew McConaughey. Hear Master Cat! Jose Silerio and Guy Thompson break down [&#8230;]<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/SaveTheCatPodcast/~4/zeReBxGQEYw" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
May 30, 2014
Save the Cat!® Podcast: What Is the Genre of Captain America: The Winter Soldier?
Can a Superhero be in a Whydunit&#8230; and if so, why? That&#8217;s the question Master Cat! Jose Silerio tackles in this podcast that considers what makes this big box-office hit resonate. Listen to Jose and Guy Thompson talk about Blake Snyder&#8217;s genres and this Marvel-ous movie.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/SaveTheCatPodcast/~4/4GgdHqf5EkQ" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
May 16, 2014
Save the Cat!® Podcast: The Opening and Final Image Beats of Frozen
&#160; Master Cat! Jose Silerio shows how the Opening and Final Images in this year&#8217;s Best Animated Picture Oscar® winner do exactly what they should, contrasting the world at the beginning of the story with the world at the end, and emphasizing the transformation of the film&#8217;s heroes. What should these beats achieve to make your [&#8230;]<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/SaveTheCatPodcast/~4/lpEO2VUnub8" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Apr 25, 2014
Save the Cat!® Podcast: The Debate Beat in 12 Years a Slave
Master Cat! Jose Silerio shows how the Debate beat in this year&#8217;s Best Picture Oscar® winner does exactly what it should, setting up the Theme Stated and telling the audience what this story is about: how Solomon Northrup will live&#8230; and not just merely survive. Listen to Jose and Guy Thompson get to the essence of 12 [&#8230;]<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/SaveTheCatPodcast/~4/H5as3_4DKRo" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Mar 21, 2014
Save the Cat!® Podcast: Genre and Gravity
Master Cat! Jose Silerio shows how Gravity is a Dude(tte) with a Problem &#8212; and how knowing the genre of your story can help you write it &#8212; in this discussion with Guy Thompson .<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/SaveTheCatPodcast/~4/HaF8QxCkhPc" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Mar 08, 2014
Save the Cat!® Podcast: Blake Snyder Phones into Will Akers’ Screenwriting Class at Vanderbilt
27:37
Blake talks to the students of Will Akers (Your Screenplay Sucks) in this invigorating breakdown of The Verdict (writer: David Mamet; director: Sidney Lumet) &#8212; including the role of the B Story and Theme Stated in Planes, Trains and Automobiles, and the necessary balance of protagonist and nemesis &#8212; along with a discussion about Memento, Titanic, and Bruce Almighty.  27 [&#8230;]<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/SaveTheCatPodcast/~4/tgUORnN7-ek" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Dec 23, 2013
Save the Cat!® Podcast: Blake Snyder Interviewed by Robin Mizell
47:16
&#160; Blake Snyder talks about storytelling, screenwriting, empowering writers &#8212; and transformation &#8212; in this in-depth conversation with Robin Mizell about his 3 books.   &#160; &#160;<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/SaveTheCatPodcast/~4/e8D5Om8B9Fw" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Dec 23, 2013