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

BlueCat Screenplay Competition   

February 24th, 2015




Teen Actress Talks BlueCat!



Rachel Resheff is a 14 year old actress, singer, dancer and writer who played young Alex in Netflix's "Orange is the New Black."

In her blog, Rachel talks about her struggles as a young screenwriter, and the excitement 
she felt when she found the 
BlueCat Screenplay Competition. 

  • 2011 Fellini Award Winner Tony Mullen Ustream Interview
  • Bojack Horseman - Breaking Genre Boundaries
  • "First Draft to Feature" Event on March 28, 2015
  • 3 Scripts: American Sniper, 
    Whiplash and Foxatcher
  • The BlueCat Community Corner
  • BlueCat Workshop information
Buy a Dog Bowl Hoodie or T-Shirt!


Support Gordy Hoffman's new short film, Dog Bowl, by purchasing a 
hoodie or t-shirt!



Interview with 2011 Fellini Award Winner Tony Mullen
From BlueCat Ustream

In this Ustream video, Gordy Hoffman sits down with Tony Mullen, writer/director of 2011 Fellini Award winning short script, Electric Town. The script was made into a short film and screened at the Hollywood Independent Reel Film Festival!
BoJack Horseman - Breaking Genre Boundaries 
From Salon

BoJack Horseman quickly became a Netflix phenomenon due to a variety of reasons that separate this animated series from the rest of the pack. Read the full article to find out what makes BoJack so unique. 
"First Draft to Feature 2015" Event on March 28, 2015
from Writers Guild Foundation

The "First Draft to Feature" Event is being held by the Writers Guild Foundation and the Austin Film Festival from 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM on March 28, 2015. The panel of successful screenwriters will guide you from finishing the first draft to making a polished final draft! 


Three Screenplay PDFs

American Sniper
by Jason Hall

by Damien Chazelle

by E. Max Frye & Dan Futterman


The BlueCat
Community Corner:


BlueCat is continuing our Community Corner in the newsletter where each week we feature what YOU'RE up to.    


Do you play in a band, paint, write books, draw, sculpt, make short films or web series, etc.? Do you participate in an arts organization our community should know about?




Share your accomplishments as well as upcoming fairs, shows, screenings, and gatherings by emailing:
Please use the subject line Community Corner Submission

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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.





Billings, Montana - March 3rd - REGISTER
 (Only 2 spots left)

Intro to Screenwriting - Montana - March 4th - REGISTER 


Online - March 19th - REGISTER 

(Only 5 spots left)

Austin - March 21st - REGISTER  


Nashville - April 18th -  REGISTER 


Honolulu - March 28th - REGISTER 


San Francisco - May 2nd - REGISTER  

(Only 5 spots left)

Online - May 7th -  REGISTER
(Only 5 spots left)

Los Angeles - May 16th - REGISTER

Jacksonville - June 29th - REGISTER

Jacksonville - June 30th - REGISTER

Columbus - July 18th - REGISTER

Phoenix - July 25th - REGISTER
(Only 1 spot left)

Chicago - August 8th - REGISTER


Chicago - August 9th - REGISTER


Vancouver - August 29th - REGISTER

Seattle - August 30th - REGISTER

Portland - September 9th - REGISTER
(Only 5 spots left)

New Orleans - October 17th - REGISTER

Pittsburgh - November 9th - REGISTER

Rochester - November 10th - REGISTER

Please let us know if you'd like the BlueCat Workshop 

to come to your town!


See you soon.