The BlueCat Screenwriting Workshop Comes Back To Kansas City!

Gordy Hoffman, the Sundance award-winning writer/director (LOVE LIZA, A COAT OF SNOW) and founder of the BlueCat Screenplay Competition, comes to Kansas City to lead a screenwriting workshop on Sunday, October 2nd, from 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Winner of the Waldo Salt Screenwriting Award at the Sundance Film Festival for LOVE LIZA, Gordy Hoffman has taught screenwriting at the USC School of Cinematic Arts in Los Angeles, as well as led workshops all over North America, Poland and the UK. He has served as a panelist for the IFP Script to Screen Conference in NYC, Women in Film’s Script DC Conference in Washington, DC, and the George Eastman House Film Festival, as well as a judge for the McKnight Screenwriting Fellowships in Minnesota. Gordy Hoffman founded the BlueCat Screenplay Competition in 1998 and remains its judge. He’s currently writing a movie about Christmas Shopping.

Participants read seven screenplays in advance of the workshop. Screenplays can be first drafts or rewrites, with first time writers and veterans all welcome. 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 great sense of what they can do specifically to improve their screenplay, as well a better awareness of where they might properly develop as a professional screenwriter as a whole. Not only do you learn from the focus placed on your screenplay by the workshop, but also by the examination of the six other scripts of the day.

Gordy will provide brief written notes to each writer after the workshop. Audit option available.

Audit Option:
Do you want to participate, but do not have a script to submit at this time? You can audit the workshop, which allows you to attend without submitting written material, read the scripts in advance and still participate in the discussion. The fee to audit is $45.

To register, please visit

Full Script Workshop (Limit 7 writers)
Sunday, October 2nd, 9:00AM-6:00PM
The Livestock Exchange Building
1600 Genessee St.
Kansas City, MO 64102
Full Registration $175
Audit $45

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