With great regret we announce the unexpected passing of Blake Snyder, bestselling author of Save the Cat!® The Last Book on Screenwriting You’ll Ever Need and Save the Cat!® Goes to the Movies: The Screenwriter’s Guide to Every Story Ever Told. His third book, Save the Cat!® Strikes Back: More Trouble for Screenwriters to Get Into… And Out Of, is scheduled for publication in Fall 2009. In his 20-year career as a screenwriter and producer, Blake Snyder sold dozens of scripts, including co-writing Blank Check, and Nuclear Family for Steven Spielberg — both million-dollar sales.
Blake was a dear friend of the screenwriting community and he will continue to inspire and teach writers through his books. His enthusiasm for teaching and love of film will be greatly missed.