What a Great Logline Looks Like: November 2017 Edition

The November Logline Competition results are in! Check out these great examples of how to write a logline:

THE WINNER

Our winner is Evan Schullery with his logline for THE NEW SCHOOL, a thriller:

“Terrified of the next mass shooting, an embattled veteran teacher at a rural high school obsesses over a troubled new student, but when her warnings go unheeded, her commitment to protecting the school grows increasingly unhinged.”

This idea feels timely, unique, and certainly thrilling. This could easily be a contained thriller with a lot of twists and turns, and producers love that.

About Evan (@skinnycoolkid – Evan@tailormademedia.com  www.tailormademedia.com)

Evan began writing screenplays in 2000 at Ithaca College’s film program. He interned at Malcolm in the Middle in 2002 and has been writing various material ever since. He currently works as a mental health supervisor in a large school district outside of Philadelphia and was inspired to write The New School during a lengthy lockdown drill. Evan also works in Development at Tailor Made Media, a film production company in West Chester, PA. In addition to screenplays, Evan writes and performs music as “Skinny Cool Kid.”

THE FINALISTS

First, we have Fauzia Algarni with her logline for ZOHARI CHILDREN, a crime drama:

A blind mother who lost her little girl 34 years ago works with a jaded FBI agent to catch the still-active kidnappers — treasure hunters who use the blood of special children to locate their riches.

We like the twist that this story has a mystical element. This story could go lots of different ways, and they’re all exciting. This plot stands out from the crowd.

About Fauzia (@arab_comic – hagawii45@gmail.com)

Fauzia Algarni is a freelance screenwriter from Saudi Arabia with a bachelor’s degree in English literature. She is taking courses in screenwriting online while working on her own projects, a sci-fi comedy and a TV pilot, along with this project. Fauzia is committed to this field and passionate to reach the ultimate goal of “Oscar.”

Next, we have David Ho with his logline for VAMPIRES IN VEGAS, a horror comedy:

“Proud, in-fighting courtesans must band together to beat off a group of handsome travelers who saunter into their remote desert brothel when the travelers start showing their teeth.”

We like the intentionally campy feel of this logline. This story isn’t particularly original, but there’s lots of potential for fun, raunchy comedy, and horror here.

About David (Stage 32)

David Ho is a Chicago-based screenwriter who has written three features and several shorts. One of his shorts, “The Portrait,” was made into a short film that David hopes to submit to festivals.

The December Logline Competition is now open! We have wonderful prizes from Script Pipeline, Virtual Pitchfest, WeScreenplay, The Hollywood Pitching Bible, and Talentville. Get your loglines in for detailed feedback and a chance at great prizes.

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