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

BlueCat Screenplay Competition   

September 22nd
  • Best Movie Title Contest Top 10
  • Featured Screenwriting Workshop: London
  • Call for Entries: Submit your Feature and Short Scripts!
  • The Rel/Event Panel Series Featuring Lauren Shuler Donner
  • Selected Scripts: The Town & The Place Beyond the Pines
  • Blue's Beats: The Departed
  • Ask BlueCat Video Series: Where is the proper place to put characters' actions in a script?
  • 5 Notable Films from the Toronto International Film Festival
  • Venice Film Festival Highlights Awards Season Heavyweights
  • Dog Bowl Movie Merchandise
  • Upcoming BlueCat Screenwriting Workshops

We are proud to announce the top ten finalists in the 2016 BlueCat Best Movie Title Contest!

"The Last Gales of Consciousness"byMichael Castaldo
"I Believe in a Thing Called Doug"byPeter Donovan
"The Next Mike Lands"byEric E. Figueroa
"The Yesterday Doctor"byAnne Katherine
"One Elephant Dreams of Pasture"byElizabeth Kelly
"The Underwhelming After"byJillian LaRussa
"The Fuckit List"byDavid Mallon
"Blunderwear"byBrian Moran
"A Headman for a Deadman"byMatthew James Ridgewell
"In Debt to No Lighthouse"bySalahudeen Abdush Shaheed

Head over to the BlueCat Blog to vote for your
final 3 favorite movie titles.

The top 3 titles will each win a
$250 USD cash prize!

October 3rd, 2015

BlueCat founder and judge, Gordy Hoffman, returns to London to teach a screenwriting workshop, now with reduced registration fees!

The Rel/event Panel Series Part I
Attend the first ever "The Rel/event" panel series featuring X-Men: Apocalypse producer Lauren Shuler Donner, Jane the Virgin executive producer Gary Pearl, Scream Queens producer Jessica Sharzer, Star Wars: Episode VII The Force Awakens casting director April Webster, talent agent Stella Alex, and many more!

Blue's Beats:
The Departed

With another Boston based gangster flick, Black Mass, opening over the weekend, we take a look at one of my personal favorite Scorsese films, The Departed.

5 Notable Films from the Toronto International Film Festival
Couldn't make it to TIFF 2015? Neither could I, but here are five films from the festival that are worthy of keeping an eye on!

Venice Film Festival Highlights Awards Season Heavyweights
Now that the Venice Film Festival has come to a close, get the scoop on some of the Awards Season hopefuls screened this year.

Regular Deadline:
October 15th

BlueCat is currently accepting feature and short submissions for the 2016 Competition. This is the last deadline to receive early analysis, and all scripts entered by Oct 15th are eligible for resubmission!

Selected Scripts

The Town
Peter Craig, Ben Affleck, Aaron Stockard, and Chuck Hogan

The Place Beyond the Pines
Derek Cianfrance, Ben Coccio, and Darius Marder

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: Where is the proper place to put characters' actions in a script?

Dog Bowl Movie Merchandise

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

hoodie or t-shirt!

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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.

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See you soon.