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Bluecat Screenplay Competition   

August 11th, 2012   

Workshop Update: We only have two spots left for both Phoenix and Atlanta, one spot left for Austin and four left for New Orleans
Charlie Kaufman


Every entrant who submits to the 2013 BlueCat Screenplay Competition by August 1st is eligible for our Title Contest, where the three top titles will be awarded $250, as voted on by current BlueCat entrants.   


A total of 850 submissions are eligible for the Title Contest.   


Our First Round of Voting has concluded and we have our Top 100.


Our Top 50 titles will be announced on August 17th.   


Congratulations, everyone!   


TOP 100  


A Boy & His Girlfriend's Dog by Mark Turner

A Lick And A Promise by Aaron Greyson

A Midsummer Night's Moose Story by Cornelia Ravenal

A Seat In Hell by Sam Celia

Alcohol Was Involved by Casey Huckel

Almost Happy by Jay Matthew

American Buddha by Andrew Quinn

An App For Everything by Freda Casey

Angel In Hell by Carla Roeder

Anny & Luc Turn Left by Craig Behenna & Nick Matthews

Armageddon Youth by Bill Ehrin

Artificial Flowers by Bridget Page

B1LLION (One in a Billion) by Gwyneth Kozbial

Bang, Bang, Pop by Ryan Wellington

Before The Afterglow by Alex Koehne

Born A Dragon by Michael Spohr

Born Again Virgins by Stephen Boland

Bottom Feeders by Lisa Clemens

Brand New Jew by Steve Shockley

Broadwater by Gejaa Gobena & Juliet Hanna

Broken Dolls by April Hilton-Pegas

Brothers Mussolini by Johnny B. Dunn

Buffalo Thunder by Jeremiah Ra Richards

Burn In Hell Katie McAllister by Christopher Dimond

But Seriously Folks by Curtis James Lofgren

But The Virgin Mary Was Only 14! by Wayne Dean

Celebreality by Andrew Cappelletti

Cheap Paint by M. Esther Sherman

Chez Noir by Neil Graves

Chicken Soup! by Murray Kaufman

Coffin Game by Bradley Stryker

Comic Freaks by Joe Hill

Cowards, Liars, Traitors by Patricia Kelly

Curse Of Darkness by Michael Douglas

Dance Of The Firebird by Shelley Fitchett

Dark Inheritance  by Gary Coach

Dark Space Robert by Adrian Yarbrough

Dead Dolores by Michael Yagnow

Dead Man Talking by Blaine Tyler

DeCodeMe by Warren Paul Glover

Don't Dig Here by Daniel Wilson Clark

Dreamkiller by Steve Herczeg

Dreams Of A High Circle by Christopher Mancuso & Jason Porcino

Dregslist by Karen Tengwald

Easter Island by J. E. Casner

Elf Wanted by Todd Thorpe

Empire of Dirt by Jonathan Anderson

Equilateral Angels by Hal Harris

Evil Robot Twin by Rob Larkin

Failure Is Your Only Option by William T. Baylis

Flanagan's Funeral Home by Stewart Gillis

Force Majeure by Peter Torres

Forgive Us Our Trespasses by Derek Bevil

Free Ted's Head by Joe Jankowski

Friday, I'm In Love by Seth Kuhn

Girl Up! by Sheila Rinear & Josh Sizer

God Blinked by James Valko

Hippocratic Oath by Arman Turdaliyev

Holes In The Ice by Cezar Luchian & Charles Towne

Honor Among Thieves by Derek Hudgin

Hug, Hug, Kiss, Kiss by Erik Christian Hanson

I Was An Invisible Sex-Maniac From Outer Space In 3-D by Alan J. Adler

Karmageddon Blues by Nathan Maves

Kisses And Curses by Shara Whitford

Ladies In Waiting by Jessica von Schramm

Legal Alien by Wendy Memoli

Love At First Fuck by Ryan Golding

Love Is A Dairy Product by Erin Michelle Kruger

Manic Pixie Dream Girl by Griffin Byatt

Minimizing Cows (How To Shrink Friends And Influence Cattle) by Ross Konikoff

MisLeading Man by Chad Fishburne and Stacey Turner

Mission Impawsible by Sean Robert McGreevy

My Boyfriend's The Antichrist by Adam Taylor

My Mother Wants To Meet Anne Murray by Trevor Scott Chittick

No Place Like Saskatoon by Angela Hessler

Not Available In Stores by Matt Demblowski

Of Kings And Concubines by Ronald L. Ecker

Painting Roses by Alice Markley

Paradise Lynched by James Feliciano

Paramedhicks by Jon Duff

Random Acts Of Chaos by Barry Kimm

Robo & Juliet by Trevor Mayes

Silent But Dudley by Dave Rogoff

Snap-Apple Noir by Rocco Giamatteo

So I Married A Chupracabra by Daniel Wilson Clark

Spotlight Of The Midnight Assassins by Kieron Michael O'Sullivan

Swatting Flies With Sledgehammers by Michael O'Connor

Tea With Bin Laden by Raymond Kwok

The Last Unemployed Man by Gino Balcacer

The Leper And The Angel by Gary Mill

The Man Who Cried Rats by Bruce Kanter

The Theory Of Everything by Jeremiah Lewis

Toothless Todd And His Purple Prose by Joshua Braswell

Uglybuggers by Jack Moxey

Vlad the Inhaler! by Mark Lysgaard

When The Trees Fall Silent by Rahel Grunder

Wife. Bosom. Nothing. by Julie Brimberg Rothschild

WTF by John Altobello III Charles W. Disney

Zen And The Supermarket Sample Lady by Scott Burton

Zero Degrees Of Separation by Jocelyn Osier



Our September Online Workshop is available for registration for $165!

We've had two so far this year and they are fantastic ways to develop your screenplay from your home computer. Find out more here.

We only have two spots left for both Phoenix and Atlanta, one spot left for Austin and four left for New Orleans.

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.



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

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 TWO SPOTS LEFT
Register Now

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

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

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

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

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

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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