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Bluecat Screenplay Competition   

February  26th, 2013

  • An Interview With Black List Screenwriter Julia Hart
  • Selected Script: Django Unchained
  • David Magee On Working With Ang Lee
  • Semi-Finalists Announcement
  • Upcoming Workshops in Boise, Phoenix and Los Angeles 
An Interview with 2012 Black List Screenwriter Julia Hart

The script that put Julia Hart on the black list in 2012 is currently in preproduction. See what she has to say about her developing screenwriting career here!

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Semi-Finalists Announced Friday!
Our 2013 BlueCat Screenplay Competition semi-finalists will be announced on Friday! Thank you to everyone who submitted scripts and offered feedback. Stay tuned for announcements about the finalists! 
Selected Script: Django Unchained

Django Unchained won best original screenplay at the 2013 Academy Awards. Read the winning screenplay written by Quentin Tarantino here.

David Magee Talks Working With Ang Lee

What's it like to pen a screenplay for one of the greatest directors of modern times from one of the most loved books of recent years? Very carefully, says screenwriter David Magee about his experience crafting the screenplay for 

Life of Pi.


The story, an epic in itself, is based on the book of the same name by Yann Martel. It's told from the prospective of an older man who chronicles his life of being shipwrecked in the Pacific Ocean with a Bengal tiger. 


"I first read Life of Pi back on the set of Finding Neverland," says Magee. "And I went to the director and said, 'Hey, there's a great book I just read, you aught to give it a try, and he said, 'Is it a film?' and I said, "No, I don't think so. It's too hard to do."


 Little did Magee know he'd be the one writing said film with famed director Ang Lee at the helm. Lee made his mark with the 1995 period film Sense and Sensibility. It received seven Academy Award nominations. He followed with Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon and Brokeback Mountain, among others.


He is without a doubt an A-list director. So, what's it like to work with him?


ScreenwritingU sat down with Magee to hear about this extraordinary experience.  

Hear Magee's thoughts on working with Ang Lee here.   


BlueCat Workshops
BlueCat Screenplay Workshops are a one-day, intensive opportunity to certifiably improve your script in a small group environment, led by award winning screenwriter and BlueCat founder Gordy Hoffman.
Your script will be read in advance both by Gordy as well as the other workshop participants; everyone receives in-depth feedback on their script from a number of different perspectives.
Los Angeles - March 9th 
SOLD OUT (regular registration only)
Los Angeles - March 31st
SOLD OUT (regular registration only)

Atlanta - April 7th
San Francisco - May 4th
Los Angeles - May 18th
Online Script Workshop - June 27th


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