Academy Awards

Award Season Movie Genres

I’m a big fan of the ten “genres” in Blake Snyder’s Save the Cat books. I personally believe successful movies nearly always can be seen to fit clearly into one of these ten types of stories. (They have five subtypes each – see this chart with movie examples.) In my view,...

Woody and Buzz and Your Writing

Breaking & Entering: Pretend You’re Pixar

Click to tweet this article to your friends and followers! If you pretend you’re Pixar, you’re bound to bump up your screenwriting to the next level. I’m not insisting you change your desk lamp to a Luxo, although they are pretty nifty. I believe examining Pixar’s philosophy and practices can be...