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2019 BlueCat Screenplay Competition

BlueCat Screenplay Competition

Contact

Hollywood , CA 90078
(323) 785-2338 (voice)

Web: Click here
Email: Click here

Contact: Gordy Hoffman, Founder
MovieBytes Interview: Gordy Hoffman

Report Card

Overall: 4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars (4.3/5.0)
Professionalism: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (4.2/5.0)
Feedback: 3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars (3.7/5.0)
Signficance: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (3.8/5.0)
Report Cards: 183    
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Objective

The BlueCat Screenplay Competition, now in its 21st year, is accepting submissions for its 2019 competition.

Founded in 1998 by award-winning writer Gordy Hoffman, BlueCat has supported thousands of screenwriters through written analysis provided to all entrants, many of whom have gone on to successful careers in the film and television industry. BlueCat's Alumni include:

Aaron Guzikowski (Verve/Madhouse) wrote PRISONERS and the remake of PAPILLON, which will open in theatres on August 28th, 2018.

Fergal Rock wrote DEPARTURES starring Nina Dobrev and Maisie Williams, which opens in theatres this year. An early draft of DEPARTURES entitled Calvin & Skye won the BlueCat Fellini Award.

Ana Lily Amirpour (CAA), won Special Jury Prize at the 2016 Venice Film Festival for THE BAD BATCH, directed by Lyle Vincent (DREAMLAND) and starring Jason Momoa, Jim Carrey and Keanu Reeves. Show More

Deadline/Entry Fees

Deadline Date Entry Fee Days till Deadline
Early September 30, 2018 $50 (features); $45 (pilot/hour); $40 (pilot/half-hour); $35 (short film/script)
"Feedback Is Coming" October 21, 2018 $60 (features); $55 (pilot/hour); $50 (pilot/half-hour); $45 (short film/script)
Regular November 18, 2018 $60 (features); $55 (pilot/hour); $50 (pilot/half-hour); $45 (short film/script)
Late January 20, 2019 Feature Screenplay $80, Pilot (Hour) $75, Pilot (Half-Hour) $70, Short Script $65 41
Final December 16, 2018 $70 (features); $65 (pilot/hour); $60 (pilot/half-hour); $55 (short film/script) 6

Rules

We accept features, pilots and shortsvisit our website for more info! www.bluecatscreenplay.com

Awards

  • The Feature Screenplay Competition winner will receive $10,000. Four feature finalists will receive $1,000 each.
  • The Pilot Winners will receive $5,000, one Winner for half-hour pilots and one Winner for hour pilots. Four Pilot Finalists for both categories will receive $500 each.
  • The Short Script Winner will receive $5,000. Four Shorts Finalists will receive $500 each.
  • The Fellini Award will be awarded to the Best Screenplay from any category of the 2019 Competition written by a screenwriter residing outside the USA and will receive $5,000.

BlueCat Screenplay Competition

Contact

Hollywood , CA 90078
(323) 785-2338 (voice)

Web: Click here
Email: Click here

Contact: Gordy Hoffman, Founder
MovieBytes Interview: Gordy Hoffman

Report Card

Overall: 4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars (4.3/5.0)
Professionalism: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (4.2/5.0)
Feedback: 3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars (3.7/5.0)
Signficance: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (3.8/5.0)
Report Cards: 183    
Have you entered?
Please submit a Report card.

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BlueCat Screenplay Competition

Contact

Hollywood , CA 90078
(323) 785-2338 (voice)

Web: Click here
Email: Click here

Contact: Gordy Hoffman, Founder
MovieBytes Interview: Gordy Hoffman

Report Card

Overall: 4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars (4.3/5.0)
Professionalism: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (4.2/5.0)
Feedback: 3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars (3.7/5.0)
Signficance: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (3.8/5.0)
Report Cards: 183    
Have you entered?
Please submit a Report card.

Contest News

BluCat's Gordy Hoffman Announces Contest Winners

I am pleased to announce a very special update at www.bluecatscreenplay.com -our annual interview with our winner. And what a script this woman wrote!

In DUST, Sherie Yang, winner of the second BlueCat Screenplay Competition, displays an incredibly mature level of craft and control of emotional pace. In her interview, Sherie relates her writer’s journey, and discusses how she arrived at the emotional and spiritual place to produce such an outstanding effort.

DUST, the story of a teenage Chinese girl sold into prostitution in late-19th Century Los Angeles, is brutally honest and gloriously inspiring. An untold story, at it’s core uniquely American, DUST fulfills the promise cinema extends to us, a promise so rarely met.

It’s the best script I’ve read, by far, in a long time. Thanks so much for entering, Sherie.

NOTE: DUST recently placed fourth at Slamdance.

Wanna read DUST? Contact Sherie at 1-800-222-6000 (Mailbox # 213-626-001) or sherieyang@yahoo.com.

Our other three finalists (very picky at BlueCat) are movies in their own right:

TRY THE NUTS by Arzhang Kamarei is a wonderfully chaotic romantic hilarity set in modern day Manhattan, tracing the confusions and victories of the heart. The superb timing of the humor in this script is something you never see--a very valuable property. I HATE to say I wish I wrote it. Perfectly funny and sweetly romantic. Contact Arzhang arzhang.kamarei@gs.com or 212-727-3872

ROACHES 666 by Stu Woolley, an apocalyptic, profane loony tune of a script, which, in my opinion, out-Malcoviches BEING JOHN MALCOVICH by a nuclear bomb or two, follows the bizarre adventures of sweet, hapless Veronica as she tries to make it in the big city. I laughed out loud on page two! (This never happens.) Contact Stu at golddog@kingston.net or 613-542-4933,

THE WIZARD JOE by Tony Urgo follows the oddly magical life of Joe, a regal figure of an idyllic medieval kingdom. This script creates a world so breathtaking and magical, I could only shake my head when the screenplay took a turn you only find in, I don’t know, a handful of screenplays. A must read. Contact Tony at anagram@san.rr.com or 858-485-0296,

We are currently accepting entries for our third BlueCat Screenplay Competition. The winner now receives $4000. We work directly with our winner and finalist by querying the agencies, management and production companies on their behalf, plus yearlong internet and industry exposure.

We also call ALL applicants to the BlueCat with feedback on their script. No other competition does this!! We accept up to TWO screenplays per entry fee, and our entry fee is only $20. Please visit www.bluecatscreenplay.com for complete details, or send a SASE to BlueCat, P.O. Box 2630, Hollywood, CA 90028.

If you like, you can call me at 323-871-8098.

The BlueCat Screenplay Competition is committed to serving the writers who enter our competition. Help us do this by spreading the word.

Sincerely, Gordy Hoffman

Updated: 12/05/2000
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BlueCat Screenplay Competition

Contact

Hollywood , CA 90078
(323) 785-2338 (voice)

Web: Click here
Email: Click here

Contact: Gordy Hoffman, Founder
MovieBytes Interview: Gordy Hoffman

Report Card

Overall: 4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars (4.3/5.0)
Professionalism: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (4.2/5.0)
Feedback: 3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars (3.7/5.0)
Signficance: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (3.8/5.0)
Report Cards: 183    
Have you entered?
Please submit a Report card.

Interviews

MovieBytes Interview: Gordy Hoffman

An interview with Gordy Hoffman regarding the BlueCat Writing Competition.

Updated: 01/29/2007

MovieBytes Interview:Screenwriter Lily Amirpour

An interview with screenwriter Lily Amirpour regarding the BlueCat Contest Writing Competition.

Updated: 03/06/2008

MovieBytes Interview:Screenwriter Rick Stempson

An interview with screenwriter Rick Stempson regarding the BlueCat Writing Competition.

Updated: 02/07/2007
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