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

BlueCat Screenplay Competition   

August 12th
  • BlueCat Alumni Awarded Grant - The Davey Foundation
  • Alumni Update: 2012 Finalist Zeke Farrow
  • 2 Scripts: Minority Report & Philomena
  • 86 Must-See Films by Female Directors
  • The Making of Rushmore
  • Ask BlueCat Video: How can I network and promote my script in the film industry?
  • The Silence of the Lambs: Winning the Scene
  • Blue's Beats #12: One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
  • Rochester and Denver Screenwriting Workshops
  • Robin Williams In Motion
  • The Making of the Chase Sequence in The French Connection
  • John Waters on The Girl Can't Help It
  • Upcoming Screenwriting Workshops
2015 BlueCat Feature Finalists Awarded Grant 
to Produce Short Film

2015 BlueCat alumni Theodore Schaefer and Patrick Lawler have been awarded the Davey Foundation's 2015 Short Film Grant for their new Short Screenplay, The Zeno Question.

The Davey Foundation is named after the late actor and writer David Ross Fetzer, "and was created to honor his life and commitment to the film and theater arts."

Alumni Update: Zeke Farrow
2012 Finalist Zeke Farrow has been up to quite a lot since his screenplay 
Fuck Facebook (Untitled Sarah Palin Sex Doll Project) placed in BlueCat's competition three years ago.

Fuck Facebook went on to win the Gold Prize in Comedy in the Page Screenplay Awards, a contest founded by Hollywood producers and executives, and now has a director and producer attached. 


Farrow has since signed with Management 360, a company that represents stars such as Margot Robbie, Bryce Dallas Howard, and Channing Tatum.



All scripts submitted by September 1st will receive analysis by October 1st.

Los Angeles Workshop 

September 13th

Reserve your spot today!
86 Must-See Films by Female Directors

No Film School has put together a list of 86 must-see films directed by women, including classics like American Psycho and Winter's Bone. 

The Making of 


Eric Chase Anderson documents the making of the 1998 film Rushmore, directed by his brother, Wes Anderson.  
The Silence of the Lambs: Winning the Scene
In drama, two characters walk into a scene. Each wants something from the other. Who gets what they want, and how do they go about getting it?

Rochester Workshop
November 10th, 2015


Denver Workshop
November 7th, 2015 8:00am-5:00pm
Robin Williams In Motion

Robin Williams shows us how an actor can add unexpected depth to a character simply through physical movement.  



Minority Report
by Scott Frank

by Steve Coogan and Jeff Pope

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 network and promote my script in the film industry?

Dog Bowl Movie Merchandise

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

hoodie or t-shirt!

Blue's Beats:
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
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 1975 American drama,
written by Lawrence Hauben and Bo Goldman and directed by Milos Forman. The film won five Academy Awards including the Best Picture, Best Director and Best Adapted Screenplay.

The Making of the Chase Sequence in 
The French Connection

This video takes a look at William Friedkin's 1971 crime thriller, The French Connection, and the creation of one of the finest chase scenes ever put to film.

John Waters on 
The Girl Can't Help It

John Waters, the self-proclaimed king of kitsch, shares his thoughts on his favorite, deliriously ostentatious Frank Tashlin picture, The Girl Can't Help It.  

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