Behind the Scenes

GORDY HOFFMAN

Founder & Judge

A proud member of the Writer’s Guild of America, Gordy’s screenplay LOVE LIZA, directed by Todd Louiso and starring his brother, Philip Seymour Hoffman, won the Waldo Salt Screenwriting Award at the 2002 Sundance Film Festival. He made his feature directorial debut with his script, A COAT OF SNOW, which world premiered at the 2005 Locarno International Film Festival. Gordy’s short film, DOG BOWL, had its world premiere at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival and went on to screen at over 50 festivals around the world. He’s currently developing a feature for Abigail Spencer set in his hometown of Rochester, New York..

Gordy has taught screenwriting at the USC School of Cinematic Arts and the UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television, as well as led workshops all over North America, Australia, New Zealand, Poland and England. He sits on the Professional Advisory Board of the Film and Media Studies Department at his alma mater, the University of Kansas

Raised in Fairport, New York, Gordy founded the BlueCat Screenplay Competition in 1998 and remains its judge.