Our reader Loretta from Roseville, CA asks
I only have a short time to pitch my idea. How do I make my screenplay idea stand out from the rest?
Script Consultant Pilar Alessandra answers
"Hook them" with your big idea right away.
At a pitch-fest or writing conference, you just don't have the time to dwell on set-up. Catch the attention of the producer you're pitching to by putting your log line up front in a way that gets their attention.
Try: "What if ____?" Or, "Imagine that _____." Now that you've got them thinking, you can elaborate on who your script is about, the specifics of their journey, and the complications they may run into.