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

BlueCat Screenplay Competition   

May 26th, 2015

  • BlueCat in New York City
  • 2 Scripts: Arbitrage & The Apartment
  • BlueCat has Increased Prizes for 2016
  • The Top 10 Films of the 2015 Cannes Film Festival by The Playlist
  • Ask BlueCat Video: Addressing the reader in your Screenplay
  • LA Film Festival Tickets on Sale now!
  • Sponsor:
  • Upcoming BlueCat Screenwriting Workshops

    BlueCat in New York City     

BlueCat spent some time in New York City last week meeting with our 2015 Grand Prize Winner, Kimi Howl Lee, and Feature Finalists, Theodore Schaefer and Alex Rollins Berg


We've never had so many New York writers win in one year so we decided to present their awards in person!  It's always a great pleasure to meet and build personal relationships with our winners and finalists. We are very excited to work with the 2015 roster and introduce them to the BlueCat community.


Stay tuned for announcement of live readings and upcoming Ustream appearances!  


Gordy Hoffman and 2015 BlueCat Feature Award Winner 
Kimi Howl Lee.

Gordy and 2015 BlueCat Feature Finalist Alex Rollins Berg 
at the Film Forum.

2015 BlueCat Feature Finalist Theodore Schaefer and 
Gordy in New York.



Have you heard? We increased our prizes for 2016! 

Stay tuned for our Official Call For Entries Newsletter.
The Top 10 Films Of The 2015 Cannes Film Festival from The Playlist
From BlueCat Blog




 Check out The Playlist's Top 10 Films from the 2015 Cannes Film Festival and their reviews.  


Dog Bowl Movie Merchandise

Support Gordy Hoffman's new short film, Dog Bowl, by purchasing a 

hoodie or t-shirt!

 Dog Bowl will be in the LA Film Festival!

Dog Bowl will have it's LA Premiere at the Los Angeles Film Festival on Sunday, June 14 at Regal Cinemas at LA Live at 9:30pm!

Tickets on sale now!
For more details, please visit the
 LA Film Festival website
Two Screenplay PDFs

by Nicholas Jarecki

             READ THE SCRIPT

The Apartment
by Billy Wilder & I.A.L. Diamond

             READ THE SCRIPT

ASK BLUECAT Video Series
Over our history, BlueCat's often been asked questions from our community, topics ranging from script formatting, improving dialogue or finding representation.  BlueCat founder and judge Gordy Hoffman attempts to answers your questions in our video feature, Ask BlueCat.


Q. Addressing the reader in your Screenplay

Filmmakers Global Writing Competitions

FilmMakers Global Writing Competitions

Feature Length Screenplays
Short Length Scripts and Short Stories
TV Writing for New and Existing Shows, including:
Game Shows, Reality or Extreme Shows, Miniseries,MOW, Webisodes, Digital Series, etc.

FilmMakers International Screenwriting Awards
American Gem Short Script & Literary Festival
1st TV Script Writing Competition

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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 H

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.



Atlanta - June 28th - REGISTER 
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Pittsburgh - November 9th - REGISTER
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Please let us know if you'd like the BlueCat Workshop 

to come to your town!


See you soon.