Screenplay Consultation

Are you looking for help with your screenplay? BlueCat offers customized analysis, guidance and development support for novice screenwriters and seasoned veterans. We have two professional writers available to service your screenwriting goals.


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Ryan Roy

Working Hollywood screenwriter-producer Ryan O Roy (PEACOCK, KITE) offers comprehensive script consulting and coaching services.

Ryan is a WGA member, is represented by WME and Anonymous Content, his work has been made MV5BMjA3MTg2NDA0Ml5BMl5BanBnXkFtZTcwNzI4ODIzMw@@._V1_SY317_CR4,0,214,317_AL_into a major motion picture, and he has sold both film and TV projects. After years as a working writer in Hollywood he has a practical perspective about what producers, agents, directors and talent want to hear and read to get excited about your script.

What you get when you engage Ryan is a fan, a hole poker, a problem solver and an advocate for your literary trek. He understands that you as a writer are as unique as the story you need to tell.

 Specifically, his consultation focuses on the following:

 — Concept: The beginning of each consultative relationship will involve an in-depth analysis of the story itself, it’s genesis, and why it is a story worth telling. This may focus on originality, story dynamics, “boredom” factors, or any of a gaggle of elements critical to making your script hum.

This will organically lead to analysis of characters, tension, story engines, and into…

— Structure: Story (screenplay) structure is much deeper than plot points and act breaks. Structure can be an incredibly valuable tool in what’s called “script language”, or how one speaks to the reader through structure. This will involve an in-depth analysis of macro structure issues as well as micro writing elements like sequencing, scene placement, act breaks until we get to…

— Execution: From the Title Page to The End, words matter, execution matters. Ryan will roll up his sleeves with you examine and fine-tune how how you are placing words on a page. Are descriptions enough? Where can fat be trimmed? Does the dialogue match tonal goals? Are you doing the best you can to give each character the depth and breadth they deserve.

 This may be your 1st screenplay or your 1000th. You may need to flush out an original idea or just need a new way to dress up an old idea. Whether you are shooting a feature film next month, or shopping a TV project next year, Ryan O Roy will add 360-degree value to your TV or film script.






This is the “let’s roll up our sleeves and get dirty” package. The consultation includes a complete, constructive assessment on how to make your screenplay stronger and improve your development as a screenwriter.

— Ryan will read your script and deliver 4+ pages of detailed story, structure, dialogue and writing analysis

— Complete suggestions to improve any/all appropriate aspects

— Market viability assessment

— Optional 30-minute Skype/phone session to walk through analysis

FEE: $350




This is a more casual version of the above, yet equally as thorough. You will get on the phone with Ryan and walk through the elements of your story/script that need the most work.

— Ryan will read your script

— Up to 60-minute phone/Skype consultation about story, structure, dialogue, writing, etc.

— Suggestions to improve any/all appropriate aspects

— Market viability discussion

Fee: $250




This is a “quick hit” session to get those creative juices flowing and to plow through Writer’s Block.

— 30-minute phone/Skype consultation on any story/screenplay issue you’re facing.

Fee: $100

 **Screenplays consulted upon by Ryan ARE eligible for the competition.




Ryan’s screenplay, PEACOCK, was in the top 10 of The Black List, Hollywood’s best un-produced screenplays. It went on to be a Mandate produced feature film starring Cillian Murphy, Ellen Page, and Susan Sarandon. He also wrote KITE, a prison-industrial-complex thriller for Leonardo DiCaprio/Warner Brothers. He is a 10-year WGA member, has been featured in Script magazine, and has written film and TV projects for Blumhouse, Lionsgate, a host of independent producers, and is currently working on various spec film and TV projects. In addition to private coaching/analysis, Ryan has taught the incredible kids at Inner-City Filmmakers.

Note: Volume discounts available. Ryan is available for longer-term consultative relationships. Please inquire.




“I gained a lot of value from my sessions with Ryan and so far after each session I have made pretty incredible breakthroughs in the story of both projects.  If you are serious about writing, and want to take it to the next level, work with Ryan!” 
— Byron Q, writer/director (BANG BANG, LAS VEGAS STORY)
“Ryan’s script analysis is some of the best I’ve ever received. His written feedback was sharp, clear and constructive, and our Skype conversation uncovered even more ideas and possibilities. This guy really knows his stuff!” 
— BlueCat Script Contest Finalist – Writer/Director Alex Rollins Berg
“In intense fashion, he clarifies ideas, challenges you to do better, and brainstorms new approaches. Working like this not only improves the script in question, but it trains you in becoming a better writer for future projects. Highly recommended.”
— David Barnes, writer/director 
“With Ryan O. Roy’s useful insight and meticulous notes, I was able to whittle my screenplay down to the story’s essence and create a much more effective script. I wish he would camp out in my office so I could meet with him daily, but I understand that I have to share. Utilize his talents. He will help.” 
— Rebecca H., writer/producer, Hollywood


Register here to begin your script consultation with Ryan:

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After we’ve received your registration and payment, we will contact you for a copy of your screenplay. Thanks!



Gordy Hoffman

Gordy Hoffman, BlueCat’s founder and judge, is available to give comprehensive consultation services on your screenplay.

The overall goal of Gordy’s consultation services is to facilitate the development of the script into a wholly original, highly engaging script that is viable in today’s film market. Gordy will coach you on developing your script into an emotionally engaging experience for your reader and, ultimately, the audience in the theatre.

Gordy’s consultation will maintain constructive focus on the screenplay and how it can improve, including:


*The journey of your characters throughout the story and how an audience might emotionally connect in the most powerful way

*How dialogue is carrying information regarding character, context, history and environment

*The level of originality in every aspect of your story

*The credibility of the action and overall choices in your screenplay

*Ensuring that conflict is maximized and properly placed

*The overall consistency and coherence of your screenplay’s tone

*How your scene description functions and whether it’s compromising your intentions

*An overall set of practical directions to move your screenplay towards production


Full Consultation

The consultation will not include a synopsis or an extensive inventory of praise, but it will include a complete, constructive assessment on how to make your screenplay stronger and develop yourself as a screenwriter.  You will receive 4-7 pages of detailed analysis and suggestions. An optional Skype or phone session following the receipt of notes is available.

* 7 Day Turnaround
* 4+ Pages of Written Analysis
* 30 Minute Phone/Skype Follow-Up (Optional)

Fee: $695

Phone/Skype Consultation

Receive your analysis of your screenplay delivered to you over a phone conversation or a Skype call in a relaxed format running approximately an hour. While this option does not include any written notes, you will be able to record the consultation to ensure a constructive consultation for the development of your screenplay going forward.

* 7 Day Turnaround
* Approx. 60 Minute Phone/Skype Consultation
* No Written Analysis

Fee: $350


Gordy’s screenplay, LOVE LIZA, won the Waldo Salt Screenwriting Award at the 2002 Sundance Film Festival. Gordy made his feature directorial debut with his script, A COAT OF SNOW, which world premiered at the 2005 Locarno International Film Festival. Gordy has taught screenwriting at the USC School of Cinematic Arts in Los Angeles, as well as led workshops all over North America, Australia, New Zealand, Poland and the UK. He’s presented at numerous writing conferences, including IFP Script to Screen Conference, Lit Week at Lighthouse Workshop, Willamette Writers Conference, Script DC Conference, as well as serving as judge for the McKnight Screenwriting Fellowships in Minnesota. Gordy’s currently an instructor at the UCLA Professional Program and continues to judge BlueCat every year.

Gordy’s short film, DOG BOWL, had its world premiere at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival Short Film Program. He is set to direct a feature script he’s written for Abigail Spencer in 2016.



Note: Screenplays consulted on by Gordy Hoffman are not eligible for submission to the competition.

Register here to begin your script consultation with Gordy:

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After we’ve received your registration and payment, we will contact you for a copy of your screenplay. Thanks!