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

BlueCat Screenplay Competition   

June 30th

  • 2016 Call For Scripts: Win a Free Entry!
  • 2 Scripts: The Usual Suspects & Coraline
  • Chicago and Vancouver Workshops
  • Guillermo del Toro: Anyone can direct!
  • Scorsese and the Art of Silence
  • Ask BlueCat Video: Developing the first Act with two strong characters
  • Richard Linklater on Being a Self-taught Filmmaker
  • Blue's Beats #6: Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
  • Akira Kurosawa: Storytelling Through Movement
  • Hollywood Pitch Fest July 24th-26th
  • Upcoming Screenwriting Workshops
2016 BlueCat Call for Screenplays

Win a Free Entry
to the 2016 Competition

Visit our Facebook page this weekend to submit!

from an American themed Film

  •  One entry per person
  • Contest begins Wed, July 1st at noon PDT
  • Contest ends Sun, July 5th at midnight PDT
  • Winner announced Mon, July 6th

   Happy 4th of July!

AUGUST Screenwriting Workshops:
Chicago and Vancouver 

Sunday, August 9th
Saturday, August 29th 9:00am-6:00pm

Guillermo del Toro: Anyone Can be a Director!


In today's digital age, filmmaker Guillermo del Toro adamantly believes that anyone can become a director. 
Scorsese and the 
Art of Silence

Silence is a powerful tool in a filmmaker's toolbox. Scorsese's films exhibit its often profound effect. 


Richard Linklater on Being a Self-taught Filmmaker
Boyhood director Richard Linklater discusses his thoughts on the necessity of film school. 

Akira Kurosawa: Storytelling Through Movement

This short video displays legendary filmmaker Akira Kurosawa's masterful composition of motion.


             The Usual Suspects
         by Christopher McQuarrie

             READ THE SCRIPT

by Henry Selick

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.

On developing the first Act with two strong characters.


Dog Bowl Movie Merchandise

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

hoodie or t-shirt!

Blue's Beats: Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
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 2004 romantic science-fiction comedy-drama Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, written by Charlie Kaufman and directed by Michael Gondry. The film won an Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay.
Hollywood Pitch Festival:
July 24th - 26th, 2015 

If you have a screenplay, teleplay, book, web series, short film or idea for a movie or TV show you'd like to sell, or are in need of an agent or a manager, attend the 19th Annual Hollywood Pitch Festival™ - the largest assembly of Hollywood buyers & representatives on the planet! This is your chance to present your story ideas directly to those in The Business who can actually jumpstart your career.
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Upcoming 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.
Chicago - August 8th - REGISTER

(Full Registration Sold Out)  


Chicago - August 9th - REGISTER


Vancouver - August 29th - REGISTER

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 Portland - September 9th - REGISTER
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New York City - September 20th - REGISTER 
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Austin - October 11th - REGISTER 
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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.