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Geometry of a Scene: The Bad Sleep Well

One of Akira Kurosawa’s many gifts was staging scenes in ways that were bold, simple and visual. Take a look at the uncomplicated but effective staging in a scene from his 1960 film, The Bad Sleep Well.

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Steven Spielberg’s Screenwriting Tips

Fresh from the success of E. T. the Extra-Terrestrial in 1982, Steven Spielberg discusses some screenwriting strategy with interviewer Melvyn Bragg. 

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Blue’s Beats #6 – “Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind”

Blue’s Beats is a new blog series where we break down various nominated feature screenplays by identifying and discussing their important beats.   Today we’ll be taking a look at the 2004 romantic science-fiction comedy-drama Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, written by Charlie Kaufman and directed by Michael Gondry. The film won an Academy Award for […]

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Chicago Screenwriting Workshop – August 9th

To register for this workshop: Chicago Screenwriting Workshop – August 9th   THE FULL SCRIPT WORKSHOP (Limit 7 Writers) $225 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 […]

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Vancouver Screenwriting Workshop

To register for this workshop or to find out more details: Vancouver Screenwriting Workshop – August 29   THE FULL SCRIPT WORKSHOP (Limit 7 Writers) $225 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 […]

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Kurosawa’s Storytelling With Movement

Can a story be told through movement alone? Filmmaking legend Akira Kurosawa displays his masterful composition of motion in this short video. 

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Submit your Screenplay

Now accepting Feature length and Short screenplays! Submit                     Every year, BlueCat provides a community for the unknown screenwriter to develop their work, giving undiscovered talent a path to professional success.  PRIZES BEST FEATURE SCREENPLAY $15,000 Grand Prize Four Finalists $2500 Prize   BEST SHORT SCREENPLAY $10,000 […]

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Scorsese: The Art of Silence

The use of silence is a powerful tool in any filmmaker’s toolbox. This short video exhibits its often profound effect. 

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Richard Linklater On Being a Self-taught Filmmaker

Boyhood director Richard Linklater discusses his thoughts on the necessity of film school. 

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Screenwriting Goes Portable As Final Draft Writer App Debuts For iPhone

For screenwriters on the move, creativity just became even more portable. The makers of Final Draft® – the number one-selling screenwriting software in the world – today released Final Draft Writer® for iPhone, an update to the already popular Writer app for iPad. With the Final Draft Writer app, screenwriters are able to write, edit […]

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Script Consultant Ryan Roy Ustreams with BlueCat

Ryan is a WGA member, is represented by WME and Anonymous Content, his work has been made into a major motion picture, and he has sold both film and TV projects. After years as a working writer in Hollywood he has a practical perspective about what producers, agents, directors and talent want to hear and read […]

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Anyone Can Be a Director

In today’s digital age, Guillermo del Toro adamantly believes that anyone can be a director. Yes, even you!

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Blue’s Beats #5 – “No Country for Old Men”

Blue’s Beats is a new blog series where we break down various nominated feature screenplays by identifying and discussing their important beats.   Today we’ll be taking a look at the 2007 neo-noir Western thriller No Country for Old Men, written and directed by the Coen Brothers. The film won Academy Awards for Best Picture, Best […]

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Robert Rodriguez Interviews Francis Ford Coppola

Robert Rodriguez (El Mariachi, Once Upon a Time In Mexico) talks with legendary director Francis Ford Coppola (The Godfather, Apocalypse Now) in this career-spanning interview. 

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Studio Q Interviews George Miller

George Miller, the man behind the Mad Max franchise, discusses his newest picture, Fury Road, in this fascinating interview. 

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The Quadrant System in “Drive”

How does director Nicholas Winding Refn (Drive, Bronson, Only God Forgives) create such well-composed and visually engaging shots? Find out in this short video.   

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J. J. Abrams On Filmmaking

J.J. Abrams (Star Trek: Into Darkness, Super 8) fills us in on balancing intimacy with hyperreality, why TV leaves room for surprises, and the best advice he’s ever been given.

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Black Cat Art and Photography Prints

Check out these Cat Prints and Home Decor Art from one of our cat models! Black Cats rule! http://society6.com/catprints                   If you are interested in shooting for us, please email advertising@bluecatscreenplay.com!

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BlueCat Joplin Award Winner Featured on National Television Program

Leonardo Noboru de Lima, the 16 year old Brazilian winner of BlueCat’s International Screenwriting Prize, The Joplin Award, was featured on Brazilian talk show, Manhattan Connecttion last Sunday, June 14th.  Manhattan Connecttion, airing for over two decades, is taped in New York City, but is broadcast in Brazil on Globo News, the first 24-hour news channel […]

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Edgar Wright’s Visual Comedy

Why are most comedies so boring these days? This video breaks it down using Edgar Wright’s films as examples of how comedy is done properly.