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

BlueCat Screenplay Competition   

June 16th, 2015

  • Live Table Read of our 2015 Feature Winner in Hollywood
  • 2016 Call For Entries
  • 2 Scripts: Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid & Moneyball
  • BlueCat presents International Screenwriter Award
  • Ira Glass on Storytelling
  • Michael Polish on Writing
  • Ask BlueCat Video: What type of arc is the most impactful?
  • Scott Neustadter on Screenwriting
  • Blue's Beats Blog Series: #4: 12 Years a Slave
  • Rachel Resheff (Orange Is the New Black) talks BlueCat
  • Upcoming Screenwriting Workshops

Live Table Read of our 2015 Feature Winner in Hollywood

At the BlueCat Offices in Hollywood this past Sunday, we held a live table read of our 2015 Feature Winner script, Mouth, written by Kimi Howl Lee.

When a broke Fem-studies major with an unwanted pregnancy assumes an alias and delves into a transactional relationship with an affluent family man, she must masquerade as a suburban trophy wife while finishing her degree - before her dual identity is unveiled.

2016 BlueCat Call for Submissions

Now accepting Shorts and Features

Every entry receives script analysis

BlueCat Presents International Prize:
The Joplin Award


The Joplin Award will present a $2,000 USD cash award to the Best Screenplay from a screenwriter residing outside the United States, Canada, and the UK

Exposed to the large amount of screenwriters writing in English around the world, BlueCat saw a need to develop these screenwriters in the way they've done since their original founding. 

We hope to encourage even more aspiring global writers to tell their story!

Ira Glass on Storytelling


Why is the story so crucial? Find out from radio host Ira Glass ("This American Life").
Michael Polish on Writing
From BlueCat Blog

Michael Polish 
(co-writer/director of
Northfork, The Astronaut Farmer, Twin Falls Idaho)
on writing an adaptation.


Scott Neustadter on Screenwriting
Scott Neustadter (The Fault in Our Stars and 500 Days of Summer) talks about his screenwriting process.

Brian Helgeland on Screenwriting Awards and Writer's Block

Watch Brian Helgeland, L.A. Confidential, Mystic River, give an insightful lecture to the British Academy of Film and Television Arts.


Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid
by William Goldman

             READ THE SCRIPT

by Steven Zaillian and Aaron Sorkin

             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: What type of arc is the most impactful and when should the theme and through-line be established?


Dog Bowl Movie Merchandise

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

hoodie or t-shirt!

Blue's Beats 3: 
12 Years a Slave
New BlueCat Blog Series

Blue's Beats is a new blog series where we break down various nominated feature screenplays by identifying and discussing their important beats.

Today we'll be taking a look at the 2013 biographical drama 12 Years a Slave, written by John Ridley and Directed by Steve McQueen. The film won Academy Awards for best picture as well as best adapted screenplay. 




Orange is the New Black actress Rachel Resheff Talks BlueCat

Actress Rachel Resheff discusses her writing experience with BlueCat and her future projects in this exclusive interview.   


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