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.

A novel idea, right? Get everyone working off of the same page, literally! 🙂

We are fortunate enough that Save the Cat! and the 15 story points (our beat sheet) is part of creative culture and has become the shared language between the creator, the reader and the decision maker.

We are going to put this to use to better position you to sell your work. Plain and simple.

Introducing…. “Blake Snyder’s SAVE THE CAT! SCREENPLAY CHALLENGE”

All entrants receive the following:

  • 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
  • Over $495.00 worth of feedback

Grand Prize Winner(s)

  • 3-day trip to LA ($600)
  • 3-night hotel stay ($1200)
  • Live table read to bring your work to life
  • Poster/key visual development
  • In-room pitch practice sessions with industry executives
  • A real pitch to a production company in LA
  • 12-month subscription to host your work on The Black List and INKTIP on us
  • Save the Cat! 4.0 Software

All finalists will receive the following

  • 12-month subscription to host your work on The Black List and INKTIP on us
  • A designed poster of your film
  • Save the Cat! 4.0 Software

Your Submissions

  • We want screenplays that are entertaining, that grab the audience—after all, if it ain’t on the page, it ain’t on the screen
  • It’s going to be a wild and fun ride. But most importantly, we are here because we believe that you’ve got potential to develop and sell your work.

Regular Deadline – January 31, 2019: $135 USD

Late Deadline – February 22, 2019: $140 USD

Extended Deadline – March 15, 2019: $145 USD

Notification Date: April 19, 2019