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: February 2018 Edition

The February Logline Competition results are in! Check out these great examples of how to write a logline: THE WINNER Our winner is David Laurie with his logline for THAT’S NOT WHAT HAPPENED, a darkly comic political thriller: “A feisty government clerk searches for the people who murdered her friend at a Brexit protest, putting herself in the crosshairs of an incompetent… 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: 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… Continue Reading →

What a Great Logline Looks Like: October 2017 Edition

The October Logline Competition results are in! Check out these great examples of how to write a logline: THE WINNER Our winner is Nicola Ralph with her logline for THE BURDEN, a horror: “A family on the brink of financial ruin inherits an estranged uncle’s home, but they discover too late what led to their uncle’s untimely end when a demonic presence… Continue Reading →

What a Great Logline Looks Like: September 2017 Edition

The September Logline Competition results are in! Check out these great examples of how to write a logline: THE WINNER Our winner is Callum Ramsay with his logline for PLAN C, a comedy: “Desperate to continue his extravagant lifestyle, a broke, washed-up crime writer enlists his crazy-yet-well-mannered stalker to help him recreate a bank robbery from his only best-selling book.” This is… Continue Reading →

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