What do the 10 Highest-Earning Original Screenplays have in common?

Of the top thirty-seven highest grossing films of all time (adjusted for inflation), only ten are original screenplays that aren’t sequels, prequels, or Fantasia. Read on to see what they have in common.   10. Independence Day (1996) box office $564,541,300 What made it work? Cultural zeitgeist. Writers will forget sometimes that they products of their […]


Secrets Behind the “Guardians of The Galaxy” Screenplay

Check out this enlightening interview with Nicole Perlman, co-writer of Guardians of The Galaxy and learn which character almost didn’t  make the cut!       via Yahoo


Ten Screenplays to Read for Inspiration (Whatever Your Genre)

This is by no means a full list, but it’s a start.   If you’re writing Action… 10. Die Hard A sense of urgency is one of the hardest elements to convey in a screenplay, but Die Hard does it with gusto. It’s also an amazing character piece with elements of drama, family strife, and self […]


Exclusive BlueCat Interview with Alexander Dinelaris, co-writer of “Birdman”

We were lucky to be able to chat with Alexander Dinelaris, co-writer of “Birdman”.  “Birdman” releases on October 17th and stars Emma Stone, Edward Norton, Michael Keaton, Benjamin Kanes, Merritt Wever, Amy Ryan, Naomi Watts, Andrea Riseborough, and Zach Galifinakis.  Here are some of Alexander’s thoughts regarding “Birdman” and how aspiring screenwriters can get a […]

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10/13/14 Ustream

Did you miss our October 13th Ustream?  Gordy covers the following topics and more: Interview with Savion Einstein, winner of the 2014 Joplin Award BlueCat Screenplay Competition formatting/detail questions Which BlueCat Screenplay Competition movies have been made into produced films How finalists and winners are promoted to managers and agents Can writers easily break into […]