Writing Intriguing Loglines That Will Get Your Scripts Read - and Sold! OnDemand Webinar

Writing Intriguing Loglines That Will Get Your Scripts Read - and Sold! OnDemand Webinar

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ABOUT THE WEBINAR

Can't get your script sold? Or even read? Does it stall moving up the ladder? Or even just across the desk? Does all your hard-earned heat dissipate before it has a chance to gain any traction? Are you struggling to succinctly pitch a sprawling, low concept story in just 30 seconds? Or strategically rewrite it for unique prospects?

Your logline is the most important thing you'll ever write. And rewrite. And rewrite. It is the first impression you'll never get a second chance to make. It serves as a barometer for your story - and your writing ability. It may only take thirty seconds to deliver - but it takes forever to write - and can stay with your project for its entire lifecycle. Loglines are used by everyone who comes into contact with your work in a wide variety of ways. Learn what all those are - and how to use them to create the all-precious momentum.

Fantastic loglines are critical to your writing career. Learn how to write them. And raise the bar on your bottom line. Discover how to convey the promise of your premise with passion; how to position slight tweaks for different recipients ranging from film and television buyers, financiers, distributors, producing partners, attachments and agents -- all the way through crowdfunding and DIY producing -- to direct to your various consuming audiences.

Loglines can make or break your career. Learn how to make it - by writing excellent loglines.

WHAT YOU'LL LEARN:

  • What a logline is
  • The difference between a logline and a tagline
  • How to write loglines for film and television projects; webseries and reality TV
  • The connection between loglines, taglines and titles (and even key art)
  • The elements every logline should have
  • Most common logline mistakes and weaknesses -- and how to fix them
  • When you should write (and rewrite) your logline
  • When you should rewrite your script (based on logline discoveries)
  • How to distill premises that aren't high concept
  • How to use loglines of comparable projects to do market research and further creatively develop your material
  • The many ways loglines are used by all the people in the process

WHO SHOULD LISTEN?

  • Writers who want to write kick ass loglines
  • Writers who are ready to pitch market-ready scripts
  • Writers who are tired of no one returning their calls
  • Writers who have never pitched before and those who want to pitch better
  • Writers who have never submitted their work anywhere
  • Writers who want to know what executives are looking for in a logline
  • Writers who have pitched before but have not sold anything yet
  • Writers who want creative exercises to help come up with high concept premises
  • Writers who are ready to make a great first impression

Fantastic loglines are critical to your writing career. Learn how to write them. And raise the bar on your bottom line. Discover how to convey the promise of your premise with passion; how to position slight tweaks for different recipients ranging from film and television buyers, financiers, distributors, producing partners, attachments and agents -- all the way through crowdfunding and DIY producing -- to direct to your various consuming audiences.

Loglines can make or break your career. Learn how to make it - by writing excellent loglines.

WHAT YOU'LL LEARN:

  • Discover brainstorming techniques for stories that can be shot for a micro-budget
  • Review the Top 10 rules for writing a micro-budget screenplay
  • Gain insight on the pre-production process, from location scouting to casting to crewing up
  • Follow the journey of Chat, a $44,000 micro-budget film, from idea to North American distribution
  • Compare and contrast different budgets. Find the one that fits your movie
  • Prioritize what you absolutely have to pay for, and what you should NOT pay for
  • Learn about the current distribution landscape--do you need a name actor?
  • Clarify the process of working with actors, and if you need SAG actors in your movie
  • Define tips to help you "make your day", even if you're a first time director.
  • Learn how to maximize director collaboration with the writer, the composer, the editor
  • Review the scoring of the film, sound design on the cheap, how to work with your composer, and how much you really need to pay for scoring and sound design
  • Gain insight on what actually happens in a Post House
  • Discuss successful (and not successful!) strategies for marketing your film in the current marketplace glutted by product
  • Clarify your film festival strategy. How much money will you need for submissions, how much should you spend?

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?

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  • First time writers, directors and producers trying to maximize every dollar they spend
  • Writers looking for tips to save money at script level, before the movie is even shot
  • Writers tired of the L.A. grind, looking for self-produced alternatives
  • Writers living outside of L.A., looking to break into Hollywood by making a cheap film as their first film
  • Film school students gearing up for their first feature-length movie
  • Producers looking for creative ways to fund their projects
  • Producers looking for ways to budget and schedule for maximum dollar impact
  • First time directors seeking advice on casting, location scouting, and crewing up
  • Directors seeking way to squeeze that last dollar into the production