Logline Master Class
ABOUT THE WEBINAR
Let a logline master (Timothy Cooper, the creator of 365 Loglines), diagnose and improve your loglines—live and on the spot! No matter what genre you're writing, every amazing script starts with a logline that describes an intriguing lead, a major obstacle, and a unique journey.
This master clinic on loglines will save you months of wasted time by cutting to the heart of what makes great movies great—awesome conflict, dramatic irony, and a totally original adventure. Too many writers waste time on the script itself early on—before they truly have a logline that's DISTINCT, SPECIFIC, and SURPRISING enough to be worthy of their time. Avoid that rookie mistake: Create a brand-new pitch that's uniquely thrilling, accessible, and marketable!
First, Timothy will teach you key principles by breaking down classic loglines from some of the greatest films (and highest-priced script sales) in recent history. Then he'll take the loglines you submit and create a world of new possibilities for your idea, right then and there!
WHAT YOU’LL LEARN:
After you take this master class, you'll know how to:
- Simplify and clarify your idea for a gripping pitch
- Brainstorm higher stakes, bigger goals, and stronger conflicts
- Harness powerful, intriguing words to inspire and excite readers
- Decide whether your concept is truly movie-worthy
- Suggest a never-before-seen, epic journey for your lead
- Pinpoint your hero's unusual weakness and/or want
- Develop an antagonist with a powerful hook
- Use concise language to give us maximum information as quickly possible
- Efficiently describe your idea, no matter how complex or “un-loglinable” you think it is
- Offer just enough to make the reader ask for more!
WHO SHOULD WATCH?
- Beginning writers hoping to crystallize a story they've always dreamed of writing
- More experienced writers with a good script that's nonetheless failed to place in contests
- Creators hoping to finally write that project that gets them noticed by agents and managers
- Those in the brainstorming phase who want to build the most solid story foundation possible
- Writers with a high-concept idea that isn't quite coming together yet
- Anyone who's been working on a story forever, only to see it get increasingly bloated or confusing
- Indie moviemakers whose current script is all message, no story
- Frustrated screenwriters eager to break out of their rut and develop a highly sellable script!