Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Gordy Hoffman of BlueCat Screenplay Competition Guests on Scriptchat Sunday September 21st!

Gordy Hoffman @vigiledelfuoco of BlueCat Screenplay Competition guests on Scriptchat on Sunday, September 21st, 5pm PT! Topic: “Why are we not writing great scripts?” Gordy will delve into the fact that if a script is truly great, it will get the attention it needs, giving pointers on how to make a script great. 

The best way to participate in the chat is via this site.

Raised in Fairport, New York, Gordy Hoffman graduated from the University of Kansas in 1987. He wrote his first stage play, HONG KONG, in Washington, D.C., where he was selected as a member of the Jeannie McKean Moore Poetry Workshop at George Washington University in 1990. In 1994, Gordy founded Company, a Chicago-based experimental workshop that explored the creation of original text through imaginative use of the voice and body. His plays have been produced in New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, San Diego, England and Australia.

Gordy’s first screenplay, a black comedy about the underground donor organ market, remains unfinished. His second screenplay, LOVE LIZA, directed by Todd Louiso and starring his brother, Philip Seymour Hoffman, won the Waldo Salt Screenwriting Award at the 2002 Sundance Film Festival. In 2001, Gordy was chosen for Fox Searchlab, a director development program at Fox Searchlight, where he wrote and directed three digital shorts, THE WOMAN WHO STOPPED SEEING MOVIES, JACK SIGNS and UNTITLED.

Gordy made his feature directorial debut with his script, A COAT OF SNOW, which world premiered at the 2005 Locarno International Film Festival. A COAT OF SNOW screened at the Milan Film Festival, made its North American Premiere at the Arclight in Hollywood, and won the Domani Vision Award at VisionFest, held at the Tribeca Cinemas in New York.
ordy has taught screenwriting at the USC School of Cinematic Arts in Los Angeles, as well as led workshops all over North America, Australia, New Zealand, Poland and England. He’s presented at numerous  writing conferences, including IFP Script to Screen ConferenceLit Week at Lighthouse WorkshopWillamette Writers ConferenceScript DC Conference, as well as serving as judge for the McKnight Screenwriting Fellowships in Minnesota. A proud Jayhawk, he sits on the Professional Advisory Board of the Film and Media Studies Department at his alma mater, the University of Kansas. Currently an instructor at the UCLA Professional Program, Gordy set to direct a feature script he’s written project for Abigail Spencer in 2015. 

Gordy Hoffman founded the BlueCat Screenplay Competition in 1998 and remains its judge.

Read more at http://www.bluecatscreenplay.com/who-we-are/#WpiiimBieQqfbvXt.99