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

BlueCat Screenplay Competition   

October 31st, 2014

BlueCat sat down with Dan Gilroy, writer/director of "Nightcrawler" starring Jake Gyllenhaal and Rene Russo.  We got to chat with him about writing the film, his background, and his advice for aspiring screenwriters.  Make sure to check out the interview and the film, which releases today (October 31st)!

Final Submission Deadline

November 15th


All scripts receive written analysis!




BlueCat Screenwriting Workshops
BlueCat Screenplay Workshops are an 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.

Winner of the Waldo Salt Screenwriting Award at the Sundance Film Festival for LOVE LIZA, Gordy Hoffman has taught screenwriting at the USC School of Cinematic Arts in Los Angeles, as well as led workshops all over North America, Poland, Australia, New Zealand 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, DC, and the George Eastman House Film Festival, as well as a judge for the McKnight Screenwriting Fellowships in Minnesota. Gordy Hoffman founded the BlueCat Screenplay Competition in 1998 and remains its judge.



Participants read all screenplays in advance of the workshop. 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.


Each writer will leave with a great sense of what they can do specifically to improve their screenplay, as well as a better awareness of where they might properly develop as a professional screenwriter as a whole. Writers benefit from the direct focus placed on their screenplays by the workshop, along with the analysis of the other scripts.


Screenplays can be first drafts or rewrites, incomplete or partial, with first time writers and veterans all welcome. Scripts are due 10-14 days prior to the date of the workshop.


Note: Screenplays submitted to the workshop are not eligible to be entered into the BlueCat Screenplay Competition.


Regular Registration Option


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






Online - November 6th - REGISTER  

(Only 5 spots left)


Los Angeles - November 8th - REGISTER 

(Full registration SOLD OUT,  

regular registration still available)


 San Francisco - November 15th - REGISTER  

(Full registration SOLD OUT,  

regular registration still available)


Denver - November 24 -  REGISTER 

(Full registration SOLD OUT,  

regular registration still available)


Denver - November 25 - REGISTER  

(Full registration SOLD OUT,

regular registration still available)  


Online - December 4th - REGISTER  


Jacksonville - December 13th - REGISTER 


Los Angeles - February 21st - REGISTER 


Salt Lake City - March 5th - REGISTER 

(Only 5 spots left)


Please let us know if 


you'd like the BlueCat Workshop 


 to come to your town!


See you soon.