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Posted by: The Dark Horse, April 6th, 2019, 3:03am
Hello.

I was thinking of perhaps a board dedicated solely to loglines/the logline process. Having spent a few months doing the marketing/query process - I've found loglines/the hook/premise/the all-important-25-words-or-less are hugely instrumental to screenplay success.

So I dunno - perhaps a board to help writers hone their logline? Just food for thought anyways.


Posted by: CrackedAces, April 6th, 2019, 9:36am; Reply: 1
Posted by: eldave1, April 6th, 2019, 10:44am; Reply: 2

Quoted from The Dark Horse
Hello.

I was thinking of perhaps a board dedicated solely to loglines/the logline process. Having spent a few months doing the marketing/query process - I've found loglines/the hook/premise/the all-important-25-words-or-less are hugely instrumental to screenplay success.

So I dunno - perhaps a board to help writers hone their logline? Just food for thought anyways.




Like it
Posted by: Zack, April 6th, 2019, 11:29am; Reply: 3
I second Dave's like.
Posted by: jayrex, April 6th, 2019, 3:51pm; Reply: 4
I personally donít read them.

I donít like reading a great logline to then read a bad story/execution.

On the flip side.

To read a bad logline that will put you off the story and then the story is actually great.

Itís still a good idea to help others sell their stories.
Posted by: The Dark Horse, April 8th, 2019, 8:32am; Reply: 5
Thanks CrackedAces. I might use that.
Posted by: CrackedAces, April 8th, 2019, 5:15pm; Reply: 6
You're welcome Dark Horse. :-)

They run a good site over there for critiquing loglines.

https://logline.it/
Posted by: JohnHunter, May 14th, 2019, 2:46pm; Reply: 7
Many potential readers never get past the title. In the absence of a flashy poster, the logline is the second invitation to c'mon in. Then there's the synopsis and then the first pages...It's a journey. With so much unsolicited digital content available, a good logline is like chicken soup, "It couldn't hurt."
Posted by: eldave1, May 14th, 2019, 8:27pm; Reply: 8

Quoted from JohnHunter
Many potential readers never get past the title. In the absence of a flashy poster, the logline is the second invitation to c'mon in. Then there's the synopsis and then the first pages...It's a journey. With so much unsolicited digital content available, a good logline is like chicken soup, "It couldn't hurt."


Yep - they are all important.
Posted by: JohnI, July 29th, 2019, 1:15pm; Reply: 9
Why did this idea die? Itís great!!!
Posted by: Busy Little Bee, August 29th, 2019, 12:00am; Reply: 10
Agreed.

BLB
Posted by: LC, August 29th, 2019, 1:58am; Reply: 11
Well, it's actually here:

https://www.simplyscripts.net/cgi-bin/Blah/Blah.pl?b-collaborate/m-1260421988/

Perhaps Don might think about making it more front and centre. It does appear to be a bit hidden in the collaborative thread.
Posted by: Gerlinde, September 12th, 2019, 10:40pm; Reply: 12
I learned at the adult education center in Berlin that a Log line from one to exist until three sets, and is roughly described the main plot without giving away the ending.
Producers usually have little time and want to know what it's all about. Often the log line is also used as a sales pitch. I have read and write some log lines, although I do not want to sell any of my screenplays, because it helps me roughly structure my story.
Posted by: LC, October 31st, 2019, 4:27am; Reply: 13
Saw this and thought I'd better update the link for the new thread.

Review my logline:
https://www.simplyscripts.net/cgi-bin/Blah/Blah.pl?b-logline/
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