Ben Frahm

Ben Frahm

Assistant Teaching Professor

  • Television, Radio & Film

Contact Information

Office Location

360-E Newhouse 2


  • B.S. Cornell University
  • M.F.A. University of California at Los Angeles


  • Screenwriting for Film
  • Screenwriting for Television

Ben Frahm is a graduate of Cornell University where he holds a Bachelor’s of Science in Human Development, and a Masters of Fine Arts in Screenwriting: Film & Television from UCLA.

He’s worked professionally as a screenwriter having sold a script “Dr. Sensitive” to Universal Studios (with director Tom Shadyac attached), and served as a story consultant on the critically acclaimed film “How to Train Your Dragon” for Dreamworks Animation, for which he was given a studio credit. Frahm has worked as a story editor and director of development for Blake Snyder Productions (author of the successful "Save The Cat!" books on writing), and is the sole founder and director of Save The Cat! writing workshops in New York City. He also contributes often to the online publication of the same name, writing instructional blogs and beat sheets, and consults professionally on scripts and various film projects.

Currently, Frahm is helping to adapt the book “The Discreet Pleasures of Rejection” for Warner Bros. International which will be theatrically released in 500 + theaters across Brazil. He also writes for the television show “DesEncontros” for Sony Entertainment.

He is a member of the Writers Guild of America, East. Frahm lives in Ithaca, New York with his wife and son.