Screenplay Consultation with Gordy Hoffman



Gordy Hoffman, BlueCat’s founder and judge, is available to give individual 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

You will receive 3-4 pages of detailed analysis and suggestions. An optional Skype or phone session following the receipt of notes is available.

* 7-10 day turnaround. If you need something faster, let us know.
* 3-4 Pages of Written Analysis
* 30 Minute Phone/Skype Follow-Up (Optional)

Fee: $395

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.

* 7-10 Day Turnaround. If you need something faster, let us know.
* Approx. 60 Minute Phone/Skype Consultation
* No Written Analysis

Fee: $250

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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 in 2018. 


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

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