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

BlueCat Screenplay Competition   

June 23rd

  • Joplin Award Winner Featured on National Television Program
  • 2016 Call For Entries
  • 2 Scripts: On the Waterfront & Looper
  • BlueCat presents International Screenwriter Award
  • A Filmmaker's Tools: The Quadrant System
  • Studio Q Interviews George Miller
  • Ask BlueCat Video: Can the first scene of a screenplay be gruesome?
  • Robert Rodriguez Interviews Francis Ford Coppola 
  • Blue's Beats Blog Series: #5: No Country For Old Men
  • Advice from J. J. Abrams
  • Rachel Resheff (Orange Is the New Black) talks BlueCat
  • Upcoming Screenwriting Workshops

International Award Winner Featured on National Brazilian TV Show  

Leonardo Noboru de Lima, the 16 year old Brazilian winner of BlueCat's International Screenwriting Prize, The Joplin Award, was featured on Brazilian talk show, Manhattan Connecttion, last Sunday, June 14th.
Manhattan Connecttion, airing for over two decades, is taped in New York City, but is broadcast in Brazil on Globo News, the first 24-hour news channel on Brazilian television.

2016 BlueCat Call for Screenplays

Shorts $40 | 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!

A Filmmaker's Tools: The Quadrant System 


This video explores how Nicholas Winding Refn creates such well-composed and visually compelling shots. 
Studio Q Interviews Mad Max director George Miller
From BlueCat Blog

Director George Miller discusses his newest film, Mad Max: Fury Road, in this fascinating interview.


Rodriguez Interviews Francis Ford Coppola
Robert Rodriguez talks with long time friend and mentor Francis Ford Coppola in this career-spanning interview. 

Advice from J.J. Abrams

J. J. Abrams discusses his filmmaking career as well as the best advice he's ever received in this short video. 


On the Waterfront
by Budd Schulberg

             READ THE SCRIPT

by Rain Johnson

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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: Can the first scene of a screenplay be gruesome? 


Dog Bowl Movie Merchandise

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

hoodie or t-shirt!

Blue's Beats: No Country for Old Men 

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 2007 neo-noir western, No Country For Old Men, adapted by the Coen brothers. The film won Academy Awards for Best Picture, Best Director, and 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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