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What Makes A Screenplay Stand Out?

Why Is It Hard To Win A Screenplay Competition?

How To Make Characters Consistent Yet Surprising

Developing Secondary Characters

Tropes Beginning Screenwriters Should Avoid

In this Film Courage video interview, BlueCat Screenplay Competition Founder/Judge Gordy Hoffman is asked the question “What tropes should beginning screenwriters avoid?”

The Wrong Way To End A Screenplay

In this Film Courage video interview BlueCat Screenplay Competition Founder and Judge Gordy Hoffman shares the wrong way to end a screenplay. ***Spoiler Alert*** for anyone who has not watched GET OUT.

Why Is It So Hard To Write An Ending?

In this Film Courage video interview, screenwriter and BlueCat Screenplay Competition Founder/Judge Gordy Hoffman shares why it’s so hard to write a screenplay’s ending. He also notes how he can easily spot a film in which the writer had a clear idea of a movie’s ending or not.

Primary Difference Between Amateur And Professional Writers

In this Film Courage video interview, BlueCat Screenplay Founder Gordy Hoffman shares his take on differences between amateur and professional writers.

Audiences Don’t Care About Screenplay Formula

In this Film Courage video interview, Bluecat Screenplay Competition Founder and Judge Gordy Hoffman shares how audiences don’t care about screenplay formula.

A Screenwriter’s First Success

In this Film Courage video interview, Bluecat Screenplay Competition’s Gordy Hoffman shares his first success as a screenwriter.

Skip These Submission Mistakes

In this Film Courage video interview, Bluecat Screenplay Founder and Judge talks about submitting to a screenplay competition, the big mistake screenwriters make.

Film Courage Interview: Gordy Explains How To Write a Screenplay

In this Film Courage video interview, BlueCat Screenplay Competition Founder and Judge Gordy Hoffman answers the question of How Do I Write A Screenplay?

Demystifying Screenplay Concept and Theme

Stay focused on that one thing that drove you to start writing. The more you do that, the better your script will become. 

Advancing Your Middle Act

One of the main reasons people get stuck in the middle act of their scripts is because they don’t know their story well enough. So that means the best way to get through these issues is to just write through them.

Where to Submit Your First Short Film

Congratulations! You’ve completed your first short film. And now you want people to see it. 

How to Connect with Literary Managers and Agents

Every screenwriter wants a literary manager or agent but you should never show up to their offices unannounced.

How To Weave Exposition Into Your Screenplay

Let your exposition flow naturally into your script. If you give audiences bits and pieces of information as you go, things will feel much more natural and organic. 

How to Market a TV Show

Don’t worry about marketing when you are writing. Your idea is king. And if your story is compelling enough, it will become your number one selling point.

What’s The Ideal Length of An Action Block?

Keep things simple, clean, and precise!

How To Write A Telephone Scene

What is the correct format for writing a telephone scene?

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