American screenwriter, consultant, author and educator based in Los Angeles who, through his Save The Cat trilogy of books on screenwriting and story structures, became one of the most popular writing mentors in the film industry. Snyder led international seminars and workshops for writers in various disciplines, as well as consultation sessions for some of Hollywood’s largest studios. Snyder died unexpectedly August 4, 2009, of save the cat strikes back pdf download was characterized as either a pulmonary embolism or cardiac arrest, with a public memorial being held at the Writers Guild of America, West on September 29, 2009.
Snyder, was an Emmy-winning TV producer of many children’s shows in the 1960s and 1970s. Among them were The Funny Company, Hot Wheels, animated segments on Sesame Street, Big Blue Marble and the cult classic Roger Ramjet. At the age of eight, Snyder was hired by his father as a voice talent for an animated special starring Sterling Holloway.
Snyder continued doing children’s voices alongside Gary Owens, June Foray and others until his voice changed and he was fired by his producer father. Snyder went on to earn a B. English from Georgetown University, and returned to Los Angeles where he began his career writing for the Disney TV series Kids Incorporated.
Snyder began writing full-time as a screenwriter in 1987. He was a member of the Writers Guild of America for over 20 years. Snyder’s first spec screenplay sale was in 1989 for the script Stop!
500,000 in a bidding war. He went on to sell 12 more original screenplays and was named “one of Hollywood’s most successful spec screenwriters”. Snyder’s nonfiction book Save the Cat!