New Orleans Screenwriting Workshop

Full Script Workshop | July 09, 2016 | 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Gordy Hoffman, the Sundance award-winning writer/director (LOVE LIZA, A COAT OF SNOW) is leading a screenwriting workshop in New Orleans on Saturday, July 9th, from 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Gordy has taught screenwriting at the USC School of Cinematic Arts and the UCLA Professional Program in Los Angeles, as well as led workshops all over North America, Australia, New Zealand, Poland and England. 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. A proud Jayhawk, he sits on the Professional Advisory Board of the Film and Media Studies Department at his alma mater, the University of Kansas.

Gordy’s short film, DOG BOWL, had its world premiere at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival Short Film Program. He’s currently developing a feature for Abigail Spencer.

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


Participants read six 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.

Each writer will leave with a great sense of what they can do specifically to improve their screenplay, as well as a better awareness of where they might properly develop as a professional screenwriter as a whole. Writers benefit from the direct focus placed on their screenplays by the workshop, along with the analysis of the five other scripts.

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.

Regular Registration Option

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

Returnee Rate

If you've attended the workshop before as a Full Registrant, you may register for the discounted Returnee rate of $195.


We are offering a special discount on both Full and Regular Registration for NOVAC members - Full Registration $175 and Regular Registration $45. If you are a NOVAC member, please contact us at to receive the discount rates.

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


New Orleans Video Access Center - NOVAC
532 Louisa St.
New Orleans, LA 70117 


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