Meet Our Readers

BlueCat Readers are carefully screened and selected by judge Gordy Hoffman to assist and support our efforts to adjudicate our competition.

Each reader has the difficult task of providing written analysis for each writer who enters BlueCat.

In an effort to give our writers greater insight into the process of our readers when they read your screenplays, we offer these brief interviews with some of our readers. 


Scott R.

How many screenplays have you read for BlueCat? I have read about 100-120 screenplays for BlueCat. What projects are you currently working on? I am working on rewrites for a family script and a comedy script, and am researching a drama/comedy script set in a mental institution. I am also collaborating on a short horror […]

Yanique S.

How many screenplays have you read for BlueCat? 48 What projects are you currently working on? I’m now editing my first science fiction novel and working on a science fiction love story feature screenplay. I’m also applying for graduate school in order to give time and focus to my writing projects. What is your main […]

Kelsey F.

How many screenplays have you read for BlueCat? Over 100 scripts at present. I’ve been employed since 2013, so I’m considered a “veteran” reader now. Where has the time gone? What projects are you currently working on? I’m currently involved with numerous projects at various stages of development. I’m working for three separate production companies/studios […]

Jenni B.

How many screenplays have you read for BlueCat? Dozens and dozens and dozens. What projects are you currently working on? A feature of mine is currently in pre-production, and I’m working on a new feature drama script. What is your main job when providing feedback to a writer?  Getting a writer to look at their […]

John F.

How many screenplays have you read for BlueCat? 200+ What projects are you currently working on? I’m currently working in post-production on a new short film which is a political thriller with a vampire twist, writing a screenplay adaptation of a novel and will soon focus on a new original feature screenplay, a thriller about […]

Lindsey E.

How many screenplays have you read for BlueCat?I have read over fifty. What is your job when providing feedback to a writer?My goal is to help the writer convey the story he/she is attempting to in the most effective way possible. I strive to highlight the strengths of the screenplay and also to illuminate areas that […]

Kelly G.

How many screenplays have you read for BlueCat?  Over 50.  What is your job when providing feedback to a writer? My most important job as a reader is to offer something a writer can never get on their own: another brain. As prepared as you may be, others’ interpretations of your work will almost always […]

Christa F.

How many screenplays have you read for BlueCat? 93  What is your job when providing feedback to a writer? My job is to help the writer make their screenplay the best screenplay it can be by offering viable, constructive feedback. What is your attitude toward a screenplay before you start reading? I’m always excited before […]

Ray P.

How many screenplays have you read for BlueCat? Probably in the region of 1500. What is your job when providing feedback to a writer?  To point out the positive as well as the negative. Hopefully to enable him/her to improve the script. Inevitably, I have my own preferences when it comes to genre, but I […]

Scott R.

How many screenplays have you read for BlueCat? I have read 30-40 scripts for BlueCat. I’ve been a reader for the First Glance Film Festival and various production companies. Currently, I’m writing content for TheScriptLab.com.  What is your job when providing feedback to a writer? My job is to help the writer find and put […]

K.W.

How many screenplays have you read for BlueCat?  600 + What is your job when providing feedback to a writer? I’m there to bring fresh, dispassionate eyes to what is on the page, to assess it on a cold read just as someone at a management or production company might.  I’m also there to highlight […]