Ask BlueCat Videos

Over our history, BlueCat’s often been asked questions from our community, topics ranging from script formatting, improving dialogue or finding representation. BlueCat founder and judge Gordy Hoffman attempts to answers your questions in our video feature, Ask BlueCat. 

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The Importance of Short Screenplays

“Why is writing a short screenplay helpful for my screenwriting career?”

How To Stay Focused as a Writer

“How Can I Stay Focused as a Writer?”

How Often You Should Be Writing as a Screenwriter

“How Often Should I Be Writing as a Screenwriter?”

How to Defeat Writer’s Block

“How can I beat writer’s block as a screenwriter?”

How Important is Structure?

“How important is following a three-act structure in my screenplay?”

Networking and Promoting Your Script in the Film Industry

“How can I network and promote my script in the film industry?”

Addressing The Reader in Your Screenplay

“Can I talk to the reader in the description?”

Adapting a Book Into a Screenplay

“How can I adapt a book into a screenplay?”

Screenwriting Tips Video #34

“What time of the year is best to try and sell a screenplay?”

Screenwriting Tips Video #33

“When should I send my script to the industry? How patient should I be with my screenplay?”

Screenwriting Tips Video #32

“The Cinematic Image in Screenwriting”

Screenwriting Tips Video #31

“The relationship between the actor and the screenwriter: Do you have to like actors to be a screenwriter?”

Screenwriting Tips Video #30

“What is “voice” in a screenplay? How do action lines contribute to voice in a screenplay?”

Screenwriting Advice Video #29

“How to use montage in a screenplay, why use it in the first place?”

Screenwriting Advice Video #28

“Who’s the best person to learn screenwriting from?  Where should you go to get better……….”

Screenwriting Advice Video #27

“What type of ARC in a screenplay has the most impact and when is the theme and through-line established?”

Screenwriting Advice Video #26

“I have writer’s block, what do I do?”  

“How does one get over a terrible bout with writer’s block? I have plenty
of ideas… but the second I sit down to actually write everything vanishes.”

Screenwriting Advice Video #25

“What is subtext? What are some examples?”

Screenwriting Advice Video #24

“I’ve written a great short script. What different routes are there (or

could there potentially be) to production?”

Screenwriting Advice Video #23

“They’re already making my screenplay. After spending 6 months on a script, I learned a movie was in production with not only a similar concept, but my title as well. What can I do?”