New Orleans Screenwriting Workshop

Full Script Workshop | October 18, 2015 | 9:00AM - 6:00PM

Note: There are only six full registration spaces remaining for this workshop.

Gordy Hoffman, the Sundance award-winning writer/director (LOVE LIZA, A COAT OF SNOW) and founder of the BlueCat Screenplay Competition, is leading a screenwriting workshop in New Orleans on Sunday, October 18th, from 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

His 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 latest 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 2015.


Participants read seven 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 six 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.


We are offering a special discount on both Full and Regular Registration for NOVAC members - final prices will be Full Registration $195 and Regular Registration is Free. 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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