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2018 BlueCat Screenplay Competition

BlueCat Screenplay Competition

Contact

P.O. Box 2635
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 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (4.2/5.0)
Professionalism: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (4.2/5.0)
Feedback: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (3.8/5.0)
Signficance: 3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars (3.7/5.0)
Report Cards: 169    
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Objective

Founded by a writer, the BlueCat Screenplay Competition’s passionate commitment to develop and discover the unknown screenwriter continues to define our work today.

We provide each writer who enters BlueCat one written analysis while supporting screenwriters of all levels and stages of development with the constructive feedback all writers require.

Our Winners and Finalists have been signed by major talent agencies like UTA, CAA and WME, sold their work to studios like Warner Bros., Paramount and Universal, and won major awards at the Sundance, Berlin and Tribeca Film Festivals, all after being discovered by and winning BlueCat.

Deadline/Entry Fees

Deadline Date Entry Fee Days till Deadline
Opening October 15, 2017 $45 (features);$35 (short film/script); $40 (pilot/hour); $35 (pilot/half-hour)
Early November 19, 2017 $55 (features);$45 (short film/script); $50 (pilot/hour); $45 (pilot/half-hour)
Regular February 1, 2018 $60 (features); $50 (short film/script); $55 (pilot/hour); $50 (pilot/half-hour) 72
Final February 20, 2018 $65 (features);$55 (short film/script); $60 (pilot/hour); $55 (pilot/half-hour) 91

Rules

All entries must be in English. Accepts both Short and Feature screenplays. See BlueCat website for complete rules.

Awards

  • The Feature Screenplay Competition winner will receive $10,000. Four feature finalists will receive $1,000 each.
  • The Short Script Competition winner will receive $5,000. Four shorts finalists will receive $500 each.
  • Pilot (Hour) Winner $5,000. Four Pilot Finalists will receive $500 each.
  • Pilot (Half-Hour) Winner $5,000. Four Pilot Finalists will receive $500 each.
  • The Fellini Award winner will receive $1,000.

BlueCat Screenplay Competition

Contact

P.O. Box 2635
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 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (4.2/5.0)
Professionalism: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (4.2/5.0)
Feedback: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (3.8/5.0)
Signficance: 3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars (3.7/5.0)
Report Cards: 169    
Have you entered?
Please submit a Report card.

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BlueCat Screenplay Competition

Contact

P.O. Box 2635
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 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (4.2/5.0)
Professionalism: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (4.2/5.0)
Feedback: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (3.8/5.0)
Signficance: 3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars (3.7/5.0)
Report Cards: 169    
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

P.O. Box 2635
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 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (4.2/5.0)
Professionalism: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (4.2/5.0)
Feedback: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (3.8/5.0)
Signficance: 3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars (3.7/5.0)
Report Cards: 169    
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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