Behind The Scenes

 

Gordy Hoffman

Founder & Judge

Gordy Hoffman is a proud member of the Writer’s Guild of America. His screenplay LOVE LIZA, directed by Todd Louiso and starring his brother, Philip Seymour Hoffman, won the Waldo Salt Screenwriting Award at the 2002 Sundance Film Festival. He made his feature directorial debut with his script, A COAT OF SNOW, which world premiered at the 2005 Locarno International Film Festival. Gordy’s short film, DOG BOWL, had its world premiere at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival and went on to screen at over 50 festivals around the world. He’s currently developing a feature for Abigail Spencer set in his hometown of Rochester, New York.

Gordy has taught screenwriting at the USC School of Cinematic Arts and the UCLA School of Theater, Film, and Television, as well as led workshops all over North America, Australia, New Zealand, Poland, and England. He sits on the Professional Advisory Board of the Film and Media Studies Department at his alma mater, the University of Kansas

Raised in Fairport, New York, Gordy founded the BlueCat Screenplay Competition in 1998 and remains its judge.

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Karla Beltrán

Social Media Director

Karla manages the social media for BlueCat. She graduated from CSULB with a BA in International Media and Communications in 2015. Karla’s passion for traveling led her to study abroad for a semester in Glasglow, Scotland. When she isn’t busy being the voice of BlueCat, Karla’s hosting on Maria Menounos’ AfterBuzz TV

Planning to pursue a career in hosting, Karla regularly attends red carpet events where she interviews screenwriters, filmmakers and talent. This past June, she hosted BlueCat’s first annual Short Film Festival.

Karla’s favorite movie of all time is THE DARK NIGHT

Keep up with Karla on Instagram and check out her shows!

Helena Martínez

Script Reader Coordinator

Helena manages the script readers at BlueCat Screenplay Competition. She is from Barcelona, Spain, where she graduated from Blanquerna University in Cinema and TV in 2015. Helena loves to meet new people from different cultures. She studied abroad for a semester in Antwerp, Belgium, before moving to LA.

Helena crossed the pond to get her Producing Certificate at UCLA and pursue her career in the Film Industry. Since she arrived in LA, she has made the most of all the possibilities that this city has to offer her, attending and volunteering in several film festivals such as LA Film Festival and, of course, the Recent Spanish Cinema. 

Helena’s favorite TV show ever is LOST. 

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