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What's New, BlueCat?                                          
The Official Newsletter of the

Bluecat Screenplay Competition   

April 16th, 2013

  • BlueCat Winner and Blacklist Writer Young Il Kim Wins Sloane Prize, Set To Write New Stephen Hawking Biopic  
  • Answers To All The Questions You've Been Afraid To Ask About Screenwriting
  • Ten Storytelling Cliches 
  • A Glossary of Screenwriting Terms
  • Selected Script: Inception
  • LightHouse Writer's Workshop
  • Upcoming Workshops in San Francisco, L.A. and Montreal
Pierre's Amusement Park
Coming soon..... 
Meet 2013 BlueCat Winner Pierre Chance and the rest of the Finalists next week in our Winner Profile Newsletter.  
BlueCat Winner Young Il Kim Set To Write New Stephen Hawking Biopic
BlueCat Alum Young II Kim made the Blacklist 2012 with his script Rodham, now he's won the Sloane Prize, where he's set to write a script based on the life of Stephen Hawking. 
A Glossary of Screenwriting Terms
Are you trying to make your screenplay as professional and readable as possible? Of course you are! Check out this glossary of screenwriting terms you can use to take your screenplay to the next level. 
Selected Script: Inception

Inception received Oscar nominations for both Best Writing, Original Screenplay and Best Motion Picture of the Year in 2011. Read the script here

Hey, Whaddya Say?

"For me, I feel like between Tron and Oblivion, I've gotten to fulfill my Star Wars fantasies, in a way. "

-Joseph Kosinski
The Answers To Everything You Were Afraid To Ask About Screenwriting
You've always been told there is no such thing as a dumb question, but that doesn't mean there weren't some screenwriting questions you've been afraid to ask. Here are the answers to some (or maybe all) of them!
Ten Storytelling Cliches
Cliches are the enemy of all good writing and can be found in both storytelling prose and technique. Check out this list of ten storytelling cliches and see if you are guilty of using the most overused writing cliches! 
Workshop With Gordy at the Lighthouse Writers Workshop

Enjoy Gordy's workshops? Lighthouse Writers Workshop is a week long or weekend intensive writing workshop for advanced fiction, poetry, screenplay or non-fiction writers. Register and find out the details here!
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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.

San Francisco - May 4th


Los Angeles - May 18th


Online Script Workshop - June 27th
Montreal - June 29th 
Toronto - July 6th


Portland - August 1st
SOLD OUT (regular registration only)


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