Blake Snyder


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in Evanston, Illinois, The United States
October 03, 1957

Died
August 04, 2009

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In his 20-year career as a screenwriter and producer, Blake Snyder has sold dozens of scripts, including co-writing Blank Check, which became a hit for Disney, and Nuclear Family for Steven Spielberg. His book, Save the Cat! The Last Book on Screenwriting You'll Ever Need, was published in May, 2005, and is now in its eleventh printing. It has prompted "standing room only" appearances by Blake in New York, Los Angeles, London, San Francisco, Seattle, Chicago, Vancouver, Toronto, and Barcelona. Apparently it is not quite the last book on screenwriting youll ever need, as the eagerly awaited sequel, Save the Cat! Goes to the Movies: The Screenwriter's Guide to Every Story Ever Told, was published in October, 2007 shooting to #1 in the Screenw ...more

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“To be a screenwriter is to deal with an ongoing tug of war between breathtaking megalomania and insecurity so deep it takes years of therapy just to be able to say “I’m a writer” out loud.”
Blake Snyder, Save the Cat!: The Last Book on Screenwriting You'll Ever Need

“To know how to avoid the cliche, to know what tradition you are pushing forward, begins with knowing what that tradition is.”
Blake Snyder, Save the Cat: The Last Book on Screenwriting You'll Ever Need
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“True originality can’t begin until you know what you’re breaking away from.”
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