Loglines: Everything you need to know to sell your story and yourself…in just one sentence.
There are two questions every writer must be able answer clearly and quickly:
“What’s your story about?"
“What do you write?”
The answer to the first question will reveal the genre, tone, hook, premise, and stakes of a single project. The second question will reveal what you as a writer care about in your work, and why you're the best person to to tell the stories you do.
But how do you feel about your answers? Can you distill your story down to one sentence? And does that sentence make someone immediately want to read your script?
This new workshop will teach you how to do just that ...
In this exclusive two-hour event, we'll:
- Discuss the definition and purpose of a logline.
- Look at great examples of loglines that work.
- Explore different ways to construct loglines based on who you might be pitching to.
- How to use a story logline to sharpen the hook of your project.
- How to manage the fear of marketing yourself and your project with one sentence.
- Discuss the reasons not everyone will respond to your logline—and why that’s actually a good thing.
- Open Q&A
You may have never written a logline before. Great! We’ll do a lot of that together.
You may have been banging your head against the wall trying to construct a perfect logline, but you’re frustrated you can’t quite hit the mark. Cool! Bring the loglines you love and the loglines you hate. You’ll leave with the tools you need to whip them into shape.
While we hope to get to as many of the attendees' loglines as possible, we do not guarantee everyone will have a chance to get live feedback. First come, first serve.
BONUS: event registration includes a FREE entry to the 2023 Script Pipeline Pitch Competition ($25 value). Code will be sent to all registrants following the event. Details and criteria on the Script Pipeline site; final entry materials/pitch won't be due until July.
*CONFIDENTIALITY: In an effort to best facilitate event participation, the recording will only be shared with the registrants and not available on-demand. If you're uncomfortable sharing your logline, that's fine, too, as it's not required.
Wednesday, June 7, 2023
4-6 p.m. PT | 7-9 p.m. ET
Questions about registration? Check our handy FAQ page.
*NOTE: If you want the recording sent to you, do not check off the box in the Zoom Events registration that restricts us from obtaining your email address. Confirmation emails come from Zoom Events—search your inbox for email@example.com—not Pipeline Media Group.
Merridith Allen is a theater-trained performer and storyteller with an extensive background in martial arts. She writes about women wrestling with their demons (read: kicking their demons in the teeth), with a special focus on female-driven martial arts, drama, action, and dramedy. Excerpts from Merridith's produced plays can be found in over a dozen anthologies through Smith&Kraus Publishers. An award-winning screenwriter, Merridith has been the recipient of several prestigious writing fellowships from such organizations as The Sewanee Writer's Conference, VCCA, and the San Miguel Writer's Conference. As an instructor, Merridith has led writing workshops all over the world. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org