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

BlueCat Screenplay Competition   

July 9th
  • 2016 Call For Scripts
  • 2 Scripts: Hannah and Her Sisters & The Way Way Back
  • Chicago and Vancouver Workshops
  • Steven Spielberg's Screenwriting Tips
  • Geometry of a Scene: The Bad Sleep Well
  • Ask BlueCat Video: How can I defeat writer's block?
  • Tim Burton's Vincent
  • Blue's Beats #7: The King's Speech
  • Jackie Chan: What makes an action comedy?
  • Hollywood Pitch Fest July 24th-26th
  • Upcoming Screenwriting Workshops
2016 BlueCat Call for Screenplays

AUGUST Screenwriting Workshops:
Chicago and Vancouver 

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

Steven Spielberg's Screenwriting Tips


Fresh from the success of E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial in 1982, Steven Spielberg discusses his screenwriting strategy.
Geometry of a Scene: The Bad Sleep Well

Take a look at Akira Kurosawa's bold but effective staging in a scene from his 1960 film, The Bad Sleep Well


Tim Burton's 
Take a look at Tim Burton's short film from 1982, simply titled Vincent. Somehow, it's easy to picture Burton's own childhood looking a bit like this.

Jackie Chan: What makes an action comedy?

This short video takes a look at the subtleties of mixing action with comedy, and how Jackie Chan makes it look so effortless. 


             Hannah and Her Sisters
by Woody Allen

             READ THE SCRIPT

The Way Way Back
by Nat Faxon and Jim Rash

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: How can I defeat writer's block?


Dog Bowl Movie Merchandise

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

hoodie or t-shirt!

Blue's Beats: The King's Speech
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 2010 British historical drama, The King's Speech, written by David Seidler and directed by Tom Hooper. 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

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Chicago - August 9th - REGISTER


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to come to your town!


See you soon.