I never met the man in person, but ever since a producer turned me on to SAVE THE CAT a couple years ago, it has been my most-quoted resource to other screenwriters, especially at the all-important stage of deciding basic concept and type of story. I think his fun new take on the ten basic genres all successful stories can be grouped under (each with five sub-types as laid out in SAVE THE CAT GOES TO THE MOVIES) is brilliant and so useful.
I’ll continue to appreciate all he has contributed to encouraging other writers in their craft!
I also recommend my "Ten Key Principles Successful Writers Understand", and my series of audio downloads. And if you'd like me to read something you're working on, check out my consulting page.