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

BlueCat Screenplay Competition   

September 29th
  • Winners of the 2016 Best Movie Title Contest!
  • BlueCat & Dog Bowl in London!
  • Call for Entries: Submit your Feature and Short Scripts
  • Selected Scripts: Pulp Fiction & A Clockwork Orange
  • Blue's Beats: Fight Club
  • Ask BlueCat Video Series: Should I address the reader in my screenplay?
  • BlueCat Review: Sicario
  • Criticizing Modernity: Looking Back at Jacques Tati's Playtime
  • Dog Bowl Movie Merchandise
  • Upcoming BlueCat Screenwriting Workshops
Announcing the Winners of the 2016
Best Movie Title Contest!

Congratulations to:

"The Last Gales of Consciousness"
Michael Castaldo

"The Underwhelming After"
Jillian LaRussa

"In Debt to No Lighthouse"
Salahudeen Abdush Shaheed

Thank you to everyone who participated in voting. Head over to the BlueCat Blog for more information on BlueCat's annual
Best Movie Title Contest.

BlueCat & Dog Bowl
in London!
Don't miss the international premiere of Dog Bowl at the Raindance International Film Festival in London, this Thursday, October 1st, 6:20 PM at Vue Piccadilly.

Hang out with BlueCat founder and judge, Gordy Hoffman, after the Dog Bowl screening! The BlueCat Screenwriters After-Party will be held at Jewel Piccadilly, just a short walk from the festival.

Don't forget to register for the London Screenwriting Workshop, Saturday, October 3rd from 11 AM to 6 PM. Only 3 full registration spots left!

BlueCat Review: 
Sicario is an Intense, Thought Provoking Thriller
Emily Blunt gives a masterful performance as an idealistic FBI agent sent to the frontline of the War on Drugs in Denis Villenueve's Sicario.

Blue's Beats:
Fight Club

This week, I break the first and second rule of Fight Club by examining the script for the 1999 film from David Fincher, written by Jim Uhles.

Criticizing Modernity: Looking Back at Jacques Tati's Playtime
I take a look back at Jacques Tati's visual and aural presentation of themes in the 1967 classic, Playtime.

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

Pulp Fiction
Quentin Tarantino and Roger Avary

A Clockwork Orange
Stanley Kubrick

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: Should I address the reader in my screenplay?

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.

London - October 3rd - REGISTER
(Only 3 spots left)

Online - October 11th - REGISTER
(Full Registration Sold Out)
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Online - November 8th - REGISTER
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Rochester - November 10th - REGISTER
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Washington DC - November 14th - 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.