The BlueCat Screenwriting Workshop in LA!

logoThe BlueCat Screenwriting Workshop Comes to Los Angeles!

Saturday, May 16th, 9:00 A.M. – 6:00 P.M.

Hollywood Production Center
1149 N. Gower Street
Los Angeles, CA 90038

Full Registration: $175 (Limit 7 Writers)
Regular Registration: $50


The BlueCat Screenwriting Workshops

Los Angeles – Saturday, May 16th, 2015

Gordy Hoffman, the Sundance award-winning writer/director (LOVE LIZA, A COAT OF SNOW) and founder of the BlueCat Screenplay Competition, is leading an upcoming screenwriting workshop in Los Angeles.

Winner of the Waldo Salt Screenwriting Award at the Sundance Film Festival for LOVE LIZA, Gordy Hoffman has taught screenwriting at the USC School of Cinematic Arts in Los Angeles, as well as led workshops all over North America, Poland, Australia, New Zealand and the UK. He has served as a panelist for the IFP Script to Screen Conference in NYC, Women in Film’s Script DC Conference in Washington, DC, and the George Eastman House Film Festival, as well as a judge for the McKnight Screenwriting Fellowships in Minnesota. Gordy Hoffman founded the BlueCat Screenplay Competition in 1998 and remains its judge. He’s currently developing a movie with Abigail Spencer.


Participants read seven screenplays in advance of the workshop. During the workshop, Gordy provides direct and in-depth feedback on each screenplay, with everyone encouraged to contribute his or her own thoughts and concerns.

Each writer will leave with a great sense of what they can do specifically to improve their screenplay, as well as a better awareness of where they might properly develop as a professional screenwriter as a whole.

Writers benefit from the direct focus placed on their screenplays by the workshop, along with the analysis of the six other scripts.

Screenplays can be first drafts or rewrites, incomplete or partial, with first time writers and veterans all welcome. Scripts are due 10-14 days prior to the date of the workshop.

Note: Screenplays submitted to the workshop are not eligible to be entered into the BlueCat Screenplay Competition.

Regular Registration Option:

Do you want to participate, but do not have a script to submit at this time? Regular registration for the workshop allows you to attend without submitting written material, read the scripts in advance and still participate in the discussion.

For more info and to register:

For more info on The BlueCat Screenplay Competition, you can visit:
For more info on Gordy Hoffman:

2012 Mid-Month Party!

Date: November 11, 2012
Time: 2:00 PM – 4:30 PM (4:30 PM group picture in front of the Grauman’s Chinese Theater)

Lucky Strike Bowling
Hollywood & Highland
6801 Hollywood Blvd.
Hollywood, CA 90028

Details: All Ages. Lucky Strike Bowling entrance is on Highland Ave. Come take a break from your writing and join us at one of LA’s famous landmark locations: Hollywood and Highland!

We’ll have a bowling lane for those who want to knocks some pins down to battle writer’s blocks. Yes! Bowling!! Bowling shoe rentals are only $4.00.

Come on over and join us in Hollywood for the afternoon, buy some snacks, order some drinks, meets some WriMos, share your joys and tribulations after your almost second week of NaNoWriMo!

After we’ve had too much fun, we’ll head over to Grauman’s Chinese Theater for another awesome group photo! Then we’ll part ways and continue writing our hearts out towards 50K or more!

Also don’t forget to bring a silly hat. Best silly hat (as voted by all) wins a prize! Yes! We’ll have more prizes!

Metro Directions: Take the Red Line and get off on the Hollywood and Highland station.

Don’t forget to RSVP – RSVP is not necessary, but it helps us to have a rough headcount.

Writer’s Digest Conference West

On October 19-21, 2012, Writer’s Digest is holding a conference for its west coast audience for the first time in Hollywood, California. The conference will provide writers with “real-world publishing knowledge, writing inspiration and networking opportunities”.

Looking through the schedule there are panels that talk about how to pitch your work, writing and publishing children and teen books, how to make a career in writing sci-fi, fantasy, and horror, how to create an author website, how to self-publish, and much more! But I want to draw everyone’s attention to the NaNoWriMo Panel on Oct. 21!

NaNoWriMo Panelist include Grant Faulkner (Executive Director of Office and Letters and Lights), Lindsey Grant ( Program Director, NaNoWriMo), Victoria Lynn Schmidt (Author), and LA’s very own Municipal Liaison, Sara McBride!

The panelist will talk about the insanity that is NaNoWriMo and give tips on how to survive and join in the madness.

Writer’s Digest Conference West takes place at Loews Hollywood Hotel & Spa in Los Angeles, CA, October 19 – 21.

Loews Hollywood Hotel
1755 N. Highland Ave.
Hollywood, CA 90028

If there writers are in the Hollywood area and can afford the conference fee, consider going to the conference for wonderful information about publishing and writing. Don’t forget to check out the NaNoWriMo panel!

For more information visit Writer’s Digest West.

Also NaNoWriMo Participants can get $75 off the full registration. (Sorry, no discount for one days.)

Use promo code: NNWRIMO