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Bluecat Screenplay Competition   


August 1st, 2012    


BlueCat Short Screenplay Competition WINNER Announced! 
 
New Workshops in Vancouver, Austin, Orlando, New York...... 
 
BLUECAT SHORT SCREENPLAY COMPETITION

WINNER ANNOUNCED!


 

 


We received a total of 435 submissions to our Short Screenplay Competition held in the Spring. 




And

Our

Winner

is

Trumpet 
by  
Ben Cleary 

 

The Winner receives a check for $2000.    

  

Congratulations, Ben! 

   

Stay tuned for interviews with Ben and our two finalists.
Thanks for everyone who submitted and we look forward to seeing your short screenplays in the future.

 

   
Last Workshops in 2012!

We've just booked a workshop in Vancouver, as well as adding a second workshop in Austin, along with our new dates in Orlando, San Francisco, Los Angeles and New York.

We currently have only two spots open in Melbourne, three spots in Sydney,  and three slots in AucklandWellington has sold out for Full Script Registrations, but we still have room for Regular registrants. 

   

Can't make it to a workshop? Would you like to workshop your script from the comfort of your home? Try our online workshop!       

  Gordy Hoffman
An award-winning screenwriter, Gordy Hoffman founded the BlueCat Screenplay Competition in 1998, having since presided over the evaluation and adjudication of over 10,000 screenplays. This unique combination of writer and reader of screenplays has allowed Gordy to develop and evolve a keen eye and feel for how a screenplay works successfully, and the intuitive, personal ways to address the  problems of a screenplay through a writer's approach.

Gordy's first screenplay, a black comedy about the underground donor organ market, remains unfinished. His second screenplay, LOVE LIZA, directed by Todd Louiso and starring his brother, Philip Seymour Hoffman, won the Waldo Salt Screenwriting Award at the 2002 Sundance Film Festival. In 2001, Gordy was chosen for Fox Searchlab, a director development program at Fox Searchlight, where he wrote and directed three digital shorts, THE WOMAN WHO STOPPED SEEING MOVIES, JACK SIGNS and UNTITLED.

  

Gordy made his feature directorial debut with his script, A COAT OF SNOW, which world premiered at the 2005 Locarno International Film Festival. A COAT OF SNOW screened at the Milan Film Festival, made its North American Premiere at the Arclight in Hollywood, and won the Domani Vision Award at VisionFest, held at the Tribeca Cinemas in New York.

  

Gordy has taught screenwriting at the USC School of Cinematic Arts in Los Angeles, as well as led workshops all over North America, Poland and the UK. He has served as a panelist for the IFP Script to Screen Conference in NYC, Women in Film's Script DC Conference in Washington, D.C., the George Eastman House Film Festival, as well as a judge for the McKnight Screenwriting Fellowships in Minnesota. A proud Jayhawk, he sits on the Professional Advisory Board of the Film and Media Studies Department at his alma mater, the University of Kansas. Gordy Hoffman founded the BlueCat Screenplay Competition in 1998 and remains its judge. He's recently completed a script about Christmas Shopping, and he's now working on a project for Abigail Spencer.   

 

 

What is the Full Script Workshop?

Participants read seven screenplays in advance of the workshop. Screenplays can be first drafts or rewrites, with first time writers and veterans all welcome. During the workshop, Gordy provides direct and in-depth feedback on each screenplay, with everyone encouraged to contribute his or her own thoughts and concerns. Gordy provides brief written notes to each writer after the workshop.  

 

Do you want to participate, but do not have a script to submit at this time? You can audit the workshop, which allows you to attend without submitting written material, read the scripts in advance and still participate in the discussion.

 

 

Our New Zealand and Australia Tour
Inspired by our recent Joplin Award Winner (Best International Script outside UK, Canada and USA), BlueCat is traveling down under to lead a few workshops and have a staged reading of our Joplin winner in Wellington, NZ.
 

Auckland


US SUMMER / FALL SCHEDULE 

Denver 
 

September Online Workshop
Full Script Workshop (Limit 7 writers)
SCRIPTS DUE: September 6, midnight PST
COMMENTS RELEASED: September 23rd, 6:00 PM PST
FOLLOWUP QUESTIONS DUE: September 30th, 6:00 PM PST
FOLLOWUP ANSWERS RELEASED: October 3rd, 6:00 PM PST
Full Registration: $165 
Audit: $40
Register Now

Phoenix
Full Script Workshop (Limit 7 writers)
Saturday, September 15th, 9:00AM-6:00PM
Regular Registration $45 
Full Registration $195
Full Script Workshop (Limit 7 writers)
Saturday, September 29th, 9:00AM-6:00PM
Regular Registration $45 
Full Registration $225 
Register Now

New Orleans
Full Script Workshop (Limit 7 writers)
Sunday, September 30th, 9:00AM-6:00PM
Regular Registration $45 
Full Registration $225
Register Now

Orlando 
Full Script Workshop (Limit 7 writers)
Saturday, October 6th, 9:00AM-6:00PM
Regular Registration $45 
Full Registration $225
  Register Now

Austin 
Full Script Workshop (Limit 4 writers SOLD OUT) 
Tuesday, October 23rd, 6:30PM-10:30PM
Regular Registration $35 
Full Registration $175
Register Now

Austin 
Full Script Workshop (Limit 4 writers ONLY 1 SPOT LEFT) 
Wednesday, October 24th, 6:30PM-10:30PM
Regular Registration $35 
Full Registration $175

Wichita 
First Ten Pages Workshop (Limit 10 writers)
Sunday October 21st, 8:00AM-5:00PM
Full Registration $115
TFA Member $85 
 
Los Angeles 
Full Script Workshop (Limit 7 writers)
Saturday November 3rd, 9:00AM-6:00PM
Regular Registration $45   
Full Registration $175 

San Francisco
Full Script Workshop (Limit 7 writers)
Sunday, November 10th, 9:00AM-6:00PM
Regular Registration $45 
Full Registration $195
Register Now
 

Kansas City
Full Script Workshop (Limit 7 writers)
Sunday, November 18th, 9:00AM-6:00PM
Regular  $45 
Full  $195

Vancouver
Full Script Workshop (Limit 7 writers) 
Saturday, December 1st, 9:00AM-6:00PM 
Regular $45 
Full $225

New York
Full Script Workshop (Limit 7 writers) 
Saturday, December 15th, 9:00AM-6:00PM 
Regular $45 
Full $245 
Alumni $215 

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