Online Screenwriting Workshops

Fall 2018 – Open for Registration


Looking for an opportunity to workshop your script in a collaborative process?

BlueCat offers online screenwriting workshops taught by screenwriting instructor, BlueCat founder and judge, Gordy Hoffman.

Develop your story into an emotionally engaging experience for your reader and, ultimately, your audience through this eight-week online workshop available on Skype. 



The BlueCat Online Screenwriting Workshop 


October 24th-December 19th


Meets Via Skype Wednesdays 3:00 PM-6:00 PM PST

*Note: We will not meet on Wednesday, November 21st. 

Registration: $695 (Limit 8 writers) 


Develop a brand new script, or rewrite an existing project. Features and TV pilots are welcome. 

The group will focus on your work and provide constructive feedback on how to improve your script, including: 

*The journey of your characters and why an audience could love them

*How dialogue reveals character, context, history, and environment

*The level of originality in every aspect of your story 

*The credibility and logic of your plot decisions

*Ensure conflict compels your audience with full impact

*Keeping tone consistent 

*Clean and functional action description 

*Practical encouragement and direction to move your script towards production and career change

Your Homework


Every week, each writer will turn in pages per the assignment provided by the instructor, as well as read each other’s work. Through the process of learning to take and give feedback, as well as incorporate notes into your script, writers will improve their work and develop professional, constructive skills for storytelling. 

If you have any questions, please contact BlueCat at 

About Gordy Hoffman


Gordy has taught screenwriting at the USC School of Cinematic Arts and the UCLA School of Theater, Film, and Television, as well as led workshops all over North America, Australia, New Zealand, Poland, and England. He sits on the Professional Advisory Board of the Film and Media Studies Department at his alma mater, the University of Kansas

Gordy‚Äôs screenplay, LOVE LIZA, directed by Todd Louiso won the Waldo Salt Screenwriting Award at the 2002 Sundance Film Festival. His short film, DOG BOWL, had its world premiere at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival and went on to screen at over 50 festivals around the world.

Gordy founded the BlueCat Screenplay Competition in 1998 and remains its judge.

Refund Policy: Full Refund available up to the start of the first workshop. No refunds after the start of the first workshop. 

Online Screenwriting Workshops

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