Discovering & Developing Writers since 1998
For nearly fifteen years, the BlueCat Screenplay Competition’s recognition and development of undiscovered screenwriters from around the world has paved the way for these writers to be signed by major agencies like UTA, CAA and WME, to sell their work to studios like Warner Bros., Paramount and Universal, and most importantly, to see their work produced into motion pictures.
In nearly every occasion, the awards and honor bestowed by BlueCat proved to be the first professional acknowledgment of the writer.
Recently, BlueCat Winner THE MAN IN THE REVIEW MIRROR by Andy Pagana and Justin Thomas sold for low-mid six figures, and BlueCat Finalist Aaron Guzikowski’s CONTRABAND, starring Mark Wahlberg, was released by Universal.
Founded and judged by an award-winning screenwriter, BlueCat has developed a keen eye for exposing screenwriting talent through our diligent and committed analysis of each submission.
BlueCat provide two pieces of written feedback to the writer as a part of the entry fee, the only screenplay competition to do so, which ensures each screenplay is adjudicated fairly and supported with a balance of sound notes.
Last year, Dion Cook used the BlueCat feedback to rewrite his screenplay, a screenplay that would go on to win a Nicholl Fellowship and the Drama Screenplay Award at the Austin Film Festival.
Written Feedback on All Submissions by Two Readers
Every entrant will be read and reviewed by two readers and provided two analyses of their screenplay.
The winner of the BlueCat Screenplay Competition will receive $10,000 in cash.
Four finalists receive $2,000 each.
The Cordelia Award
The best screenplay from the UK will be awarded the Cordelia Award and will receive $1,000.
The Joplin Award
The best screenplay from outside the USA, Canada and the UK will be awarded the Joplin Award and will receive $1,000.
Every entrant who submits by August 1st is eligible for our Title contest, where the three top titles will be awarded $250, as voted on by current BlueCat entrants.
EARLY BIRD DEADLINE SCHEDULE
JUNE 15TH Opening Day
Scripts submitted by June 15th, 2012 will receive their written analyses by June 25th, 2012 and will be automatically entered in the Title Contest.
Special Opening Day $55 entry fee.
Scripts submitted by July 1st, 2012 will receive their written analyses by July 15th, 2012 and will be automatically entered in the Title Contest.
$60 entry fee.
AUGUST 1st Title Contest Deadline
Scripts submitted by Aug1st, 2012 will receive their written analyses by September 1st, 2012 and will be automatically entered in the Title Contest.
$60 entry fee.
Any screenplay submitted early and having received our early analysis can be resubmitted by November 15th, 2012, for the reduced fee of $40. Resubmission entries will receive one analysis.
Our Regular Deadline is October 15th with an entry fee of $65.
Our Final Deadline is November 15th with an entry fee of $70.
We invite you to submit your screenplay to our competition!
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BlueCat Screenplay Competition