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

BlueCat Screenplay Competition   

September 15th
  • BlueCat Joplin Winner Optioned by Victoria Films
  • Featured Screenwriting Workshop: London
  • Call for Entries: Submit your Feature and Short Scripts!
  • Selected Scripts: Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy & Sherlock Holmes
  • Blue's Beats: Gone Girl
  • International Premiere of Dog Bowl in London
  • Ask BlueCat Video Series: How can I stay focused as a writer?
  • Dog Bowl Movie Merchandise
  • BlueCat Screenwriters After-Party with Gordy Hoffman
  • Upcoming Screenwriting Workshops

BlueCat Joplin Winner Optioned by 
Victoria Films 

The 2014 Joplin Award winning script, The Longest Birthday, by Savion Einstein, has been optioned for production by Victoria Films. 


October 3rd, 2015

For the first time in five years, BlueCat founder and judge, Gordy Hoffman, returns to London, England to host a BlueCat Screenwriting Workshop.

Blue's Beats:
Gone Girl

This week we take a look at the 2014 thriller, Gone Girl, directed by David Fincher from the screenplay written by Gillian Flynn, who also wrote the novel from which it is adapted.

International Premiere of Dog Bowl in London
Dog Bowl will have its international debut at the Raindance International Film Festival in London, England. You can see it at Vue Piccadilly on Thursday, October 1st.

Dog Bowl Movie Merchandise


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

hoodie or t-shirt!

Regular Deadline:
October 15th

$50 Shorts | $65 Features

Every entry receives
script analysis

Selected Scripts

Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
Bridget O'Connor & Peter Straughan

Sherlock Holmes
Michael Robert Johnson, Anthony Peckham, & Simon Kinberg

ASK BLUECAT Video Series
Over our history, BlueCat has often been asked questions from our community. Topics range from script formatting, improving dialogue, to finding representation.  BlueCat founder and judge Gordy Hoffman attempts to answers your questions in our video feature, Ask BlueCat.

Q: How can I stay focused as a writer?

Attend the BlueCat Screenwriters After-Party

Hang out with Gordy Hoffman after the international premiere of Dog Bowl in London.

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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.

Phoenix - September 26th - REGISTER
(Full Registration Sold Out)

London - October 3rd - REGISTER
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Online - October 11th - REGISTER
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New York City - November 15th - REGISTER
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Honolulu - November 20th - REGISTER 

Los Angeles - December 5th - REGISTER
Please let us know if you'd like the BlueCat Workshop 
to come to your town!
See you soon.