In this video, BlueCat Founder and Judge Gordy Hoffman discusses the importance of subtext in a screenplay. If all the actions of a character are without subtext, then the character is poorly written. People don’t go around saying or doing everything. There are hidden motivations behind everyone’s actions. 

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Founded by writer Gordy Hoffman, the BlueCat Screenplay Competition has been discovering and developing writers for over twenty years. Each writer who enters BlueCat is guaranteed a written analysis by one of our talented readers, in the hopes of providing constructive feedback that will help you grow as a writer.