THE BLUECAT SCREENWRITING WORKSHOP COMES TO TORONTO
First Ten Pages Workshop (limit 12 writers)
Sunday, May 16th, 9:00am - 6:00pm
Toronto Writers' Centre
627 Bloor Street West
To register, please visit http://www.blueca...
Gordy Hoffman, the Sundance award-winning writer/director (Love Liza,
A Coat of Snow) and founder of the BlueCat Screenplay Competition,
comes to Toronto to lead a screenwriting workshop on Sunday, May
16th, from 9 am- 6 pm.
Winner of the Waldo Salt Screenwriting Award at the Sundance Film
Festival for LOVE LIZA, Gordy Hoffman made his feature directorial
debut with his script, A COAT OF SNOW, which world premiered in 2005
at the Locarno International Film Festival. The movie would go on to
win the Domani Vision Award at VisionFest, held at the Tribeca Cinemas.
He has conducted screenwriting workshops all over North America,
Poland and the UK. He recently taught screenwriting at the USC School
of Cinematic Arts and the University of Kansas, and he's served as a
panelist for the 2010 IFP Script to Screen Conference in New York
City, as well as a judge for the 2010 McKnight Screenwriting
Fellowships. He's attached to direct CORDELIA, written by Melissa
Brandt, a love story inspired by KING LEAR, and he's writing a comedy
about Christmas shopping. Gordy Hoffman founded the BlueCat
Screenplay Competition in 1998 and remains its sole judge.
To read Gordy's essays on screenwriting, visit visit http://
THE FIRST TEN PAGES WORKSHOP
This workshop will consist of 12 writers each submitting ten pages of
a work in progress in advance. We will go over each work
individually, reading the pages aloud, while discussing the specific,
unique challenges each writer is facing on the page.
This discussion will include the technical aspects of description and
dialogue, the depth and reality of the characters, and how the ten
pages reflect where the entire story goes.
The intimate, focused interaction with fellow writers in the workshop
will provide all with a greater understanding of the work that lies
ahead on their screenplay, and more importantly, a detailed sense of
how they might develop as writers themselves.
Do you want to participate in the workshop, but do not have a
screenplay to submit? You can elect to audit a workshop, where one
can attend without submitting written material while participating in
the discussion. The fee to audit a workshop is $45.
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