Screenplay Live

In 2004, BlueCat partnered with the High Falls Film Festival (now 360/365) in Rochester, New York to stage live readings of one of our top screenplays. BlueCat brings the writers to Rochester to witness their work read by actors before a audience at the famous George Eastman House, the birthplace of motion picture film.

Screenplay Live winners participate in the casting and rehearsal process, followed up by a Q and A with the audience following the reading. Winners receive an all expenses paid trip to the festival, a cash stipend and award.

All submissions to BlueCat are eligible for this unique experience. 

2010 Screenplay Live Winner

Lorraine Portman is an award-winning playwright, and film and theater director. Her new short film, Wayward Angel recently premiered in Los Angeles at The Valley Film Festival and will screen in September at the Central Florida Film Festival. Lorraine’s new play, Barefoot is heading into production with The Boom Theatre Company of Bel Air, Maryland.

A winner of the Denis Johnston Playwriting Award, Lorraine studied at the National Theater Institute (NTI), at the Eugene O’Neill Theater Center. Lorraine earned a MFA in Film at Florida State University. Lorraine’s feature film Saving Sophie played 26 film festivals and won 9 awards including two Audience Choice Awards, Best Feature, Best Comedy and Best Emerging Director. Lorraine currently teaches Screenwriting, Advanced Screenwriting, and Playwriting at Flagler College.  

You can find out more about Lorraine and her work at her website

Read about Lorraine’s experience at Screenplay Live 2011 →

Previous Screenplay Live Winners

Georgie by Kathy Garcia (2004)
In the Lives of Brothers by Kelsey Simons (2004)
The Break-In by Ryan David Jahn (2005)
Beard’s Creek by  Maureen Tilyou (2006)
Loved Ones by Vicki Speegle (2007)
The Stones by Ana Lily Amirpour (2009)
Peace, Love and Law Enforcement by Lorraine Portman (2010)