About Our Workshops



We write screenplays for people. The relationship between the story on the screen in the theatre and the people sitting in the seats makes or breaks the artistic and commercial success of the movie.

What does a screenplay do to authentically engage an audience? What compels a reader to keep turning the pages? Why do specific elements elicit stronger emotional reactions to our stories? How does a writer write this into their screenplay? Where does this come from within the writer?

An award-winning screenwriter, Gordy Hoffman founded the BlueCat Screenplay Competition in 1998, having since presided over the evaluation and adjudication of over 10,000 screenplays. This unique combination of writer and reader has allowed Gordy to develop and evolve a keen eye and feel for how a screenplay works successfully, and the intuitive, personal ways to address the problems through a writer’s approach.

Full Script Workshop (Limit 7 Writers)

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. 

Screenplays can be first drafts or rewrites, incomplete or partial, with first time writers and veterans all welcome. Scripts are due 10-14 days prior to the date of the workshop. 

Note: Screenplays submitted to the workshop are not eligible to be entered into the BlueCat Screenplay Competition.

The First Ten Pages Workshop (Limit 12 writers)

Each writer submits the first ten pages of their screenplay to the group before the workshop day. On the workshop day, we read the ten pages out loud, providing each writer the valuable experience of hearing their script, followed by a discussion of the pages by the workshop. 

What if I don’t have a script ready, but I’d like to attend?

Do you want to participate, but do not have a script to submit at this time? You can sign up for regular registration for the workshop, which allows you to attend without submitting written material, read the scripts in advance and still participate in the discussion.

Gordy WillametteNote: A workshop may sell out in regards to full registrations, but the regular registration option is always available.

What if I can’t make it to a workshop?

Learn about our script consultation service >

Upcoming Workshops

Los Angeles Screenwriting Workshop

Full Script Workshop | February 21, 2015 | 9:00AM - 6:00PM

$175 (Full Registration) / $45 (Regular)

Full registration is currently sold out, but you can still opt for regular registration for this workshop.

Billings, Montana Screenwriting Workshop

Full Script Workshop | March 03, 2015 | 6:00 - 10:00PM

$175 (Full Registration) / $40 (Regular)

Intro to Screenwriting Class – Billings, Montana

Intro to Screenwriting | March 04, 2015 | 6:00 - 8:30PM

$30 (Regular)

Online Screenwriting Workshop – March

Full Script Workshop | March 19, 2015 | Midnight

$165 (Full Registration) / $45 (Regular)

Austin Screenwriting Workshop

Full Script Workshop | March 21, 2015 | 9:00AM - 6:00PM

$225 (Full Registration) / $75 (Regular)

Honolulu Screenwriting Workshop

Full Script Workshop | March 28, 2015 | 9:00AM - 6:00PM

$225 (Full Registration) / $75 (Regular)

Nashville Screenwriting Workshop

Full Script Workshop | April 18, 2015 | 9:00AM - 6:00PM

$225 (Full Registration) / $45 (Regular)

San Francisco Screenwriting Workshop

Full Script Workshop | May 02, 2015 | 9:00AM - 6:00PM

$225 (Full Registration) / $75 (Regular)

Online Screenwriting Workshop – May

Full Script Workshop | May 07, 2015 | Midnight

$165 (Full Registration) / $45 (Regular)

Los Angeles Screenwriting Workshop

Full Script Workshop | May 16, 2015 | 9:00AM - 6:00PM

$175 (Full Registration) / $50 (Regular)

Phoenix Screenwriting Workshop

Full Script Workshop | July 25, 2015 | 9:00AM - 6:00PM

$195 (Full Registration) / $75 (Regular)

Portland Screenwriting Workshop

Full Script Workshop | September 09, 2015 | 5:00PM - 10:00PM

$195 (Full Registration) / $60 (Regular)