The 2018 Black List (and Then Some)

These days it seems like there are more lists of screenwriters than there are actual screenwriters. But the biggest and most prestigious list remains the Black List, which was revealed yesterday with exceptional gusto. The full list can be found here along with a six-minute comedy video proclaiming it's arrival. This list is always useful... Continue Reading →

10 Steps to a Compelling Logline

by Angela Bourassa (@angelabourassa1) Loglines suck. Even for optioned writers, writing a compelling logline can be a daunting challenge. I know this because I’ve personally given written feedback on over 1,400 loglines, and in that group, I came across maybe ten that were flawlessly written. Of course, “flawless” is a matter of opinion, but in... Continue Reading →

What a Great Logline Looks Like: January 2018 Edition

The January Logline Competition results are in! Check out these great examples of how to write a logline: THE WINNER Our winner is Ralph Walker with his logline for SOUTHBOUND, a heist dramedy: “After the untimely death of their father, a soon-to-be-married daughter and her homebody brother attempt to save their sick mother’s taffy shop by robbing millions in coins from Garden... Continue Reading →

What a Great Logline Looks Like: December 2017 Edition

The December Logline Competition results are in! Check out these great examples of how to write a logline: THE WINNER Our winner is Ethan Mantel with his logline for 2 B3ATS: IN THE B3AT-GINNING, a mockumentary: “When their generic techno track somehow goes viral, two stubborn amateur DJs struggle to hold together a slapdash road tour through middle America to prove they... Continue Reading →

What a Great Logline Looks Like: July 2017 Edition

The July Logline Competition results are in! Check out these great examples of how to write a logline: THE WINNER Our winner is Matthew Barker with his logline for ASSASSIN QUEEN, an action adventure: “Elizabeth I, warrior queen and deadly assassin, plots to murder her former lover -- the new king of France -- before he can send his undead army to... Continue Reading →

What a Great Logline Looks Like: June 2017 Edition

The June Logline Competition results are in! Check out these great examples of how to write a logline: THE WINNER Our winner is Meg Leader with her logline for JOAN, a sci-fi: "After a head injury, a heartless corporate mercenary fighting on a colony world starts to hear the voice of the natives’ god, and she transforms into an idealistic insurgent determined... Continue Reading →

What a Great Logline Looks Like: May 2017 Edition

The May Logline Competition results are in! Check out these great examples of how to write a logline: THE WINNER Our winner is Erik V Wolter & Steve Shear with their logline for THE TRIALS OF ADRIAN WHEELER, a drama: “After losing his arm and brother in Iraq, a kindhearted Marine battling PTSD and the wrath of his bully father stands trial... Continue Reading →

What a Great Logline Looks Like: April 2017 Edition

The April Logline Competition results are in! Check out these great examples of how to write a logline: THE WINNER Our winner is Mitchell Gray with his logline for FULL MOON PARTY, a comedy: "After his heartbreak goes viral, a neurotic philosophy student travels to Thailand where his cowardly decision to abandon a brilliant new soulmate prompts a mad dash to... Continue Reading →

What a Great Logline Looks Like: February 2017 Edition

The February Logline Competition results are in! Check out these great examples of how to write a logline: THE WINNER Our winner is Terri Viani with her logline for HOT FLASH!, a half hour dramedy pilot: “A seasoned soap opera actress scrambles to keep her tidy life together after she agrees to star in her ex-husband's web series about a menopausal superhero... Continue Reading →

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