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, Los Angeles


  • Screenwriting for Film
  • Screenwriting for Television

Ben Frahm has worked as a professional screenwriter, selling the script “Dr. Sensitive” to Universal Studios (with director Tom Shadyac attached) and serving 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.

He 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 is a regular contributor to the online publication of the same name, writing instructional blogs and beat sheets, and consults professionally on scripts and various film projects.

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

Frahm earned a bachelor's in human development at Cornell University and a Master of Fine Arts in screenwriting: film and television at the University of California, Los Anngeles. He is a member of the Writers Guild of America, East.