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10 Tips for Writing Loglines

10 Tips for Writing Loglines
Loglines are tricky things – distilling 120 pages of script into one sentence and imbuing it with the power to summarise, titillate and intrigue is a surprisingly difficult task. As a writer it can be hard to develop a good logline because you are invested equally in each part of your work – identifying the crucial story elements and leaving everything else out feels like you aren’t doing your script justice. But remember, a good logline is crucial to selling your script; in a covering letter, in a pitch, in the 30 second window you have with an executive when you accidentally meet on the Great Wall of China. That being the case it is vital that you develop a good logline for your magnum opus, something with sizzle and pop, but also, crucially, something that tells the audience what the script is about. The difference between a logline and a tagline A tagline is a piece of marketing copy designed to go on posters to sell the film - In space no one can hear you scream (Alien) 1. 2. 3. 4. Related:  filmFilmmaking

A Massive List of Upcoming Grants All Filmmakers Should Know About Oakley Anderson-Moore 02.11.14 @ 9:00AM Tags : britdoc, creativecapital, documentary, features, filmindependent, financing, grants, ifp, itvs, macarthurfoundation, narrative, screenwriting, sundanceinstitute It seems like every week a grant deadline flies by, and you find yourself looking forlornly at the expired application for free money, mumbling “coulda been a contender.” To give everyone more time to work on your films and scripts — and a little less time researching how to fund them — scroll through the list below to find relevant opportunities for your narrative films, documentaries, and screenplays with deadlines this Spring. It’s hard enough to find grants, let alone decipher which ones might be relevant to your current project. Documentary In the documentary world, grant money tends to be earmarked for films that address important issues of our time, but granting agencies have an array of ideas about what those are! Southern Documentary Fund In-the-Works Program Deadline: Feb 17

The Muse: The Goddesses of Creativity and Fresh Ideas Tragedy is one of the Nine Muses by Gustave Moreau What's a Muse? In Greek mythology, the muses were goddesses of artistic inspiration. Choose Your Muse We have several muses fluttering around to help you. Story Starters - One keeps a variety of on hand. Visual Prompts - One has to help you come up with new ideas and worlds. Writer's Block - One will help you understand and . Madness - And one will connect you with links to .

Christmas Traditions, Christmas History, Christmas Around the World, The Chri... Short Film Production Fund Tales from the Kraka Tower: A hilarious new Web series that's like Awkward Black Girl for academics. Still from YouTube It’s Lakisha Wisniewski’s first day in the “Diversity Department” at Kraka University, and there to welcome her is Dr. Kimball, the school’s self-proclaimed “diversity specialist.” A white woman decked out in a dashiki and kufi, Dr. Kimball fails to recognize a photo of Angela Davis—“Is she a rapper?” Follow This is but one of the facepalm-worthy scenes in the first episode of the new Web series Tales from the Kraka Tower, created by University of South Florida MA student Aphrodite Kocieda, who also plays Lakisha. Kocieda—who just defended her MA in communication with a thesis about race, gender, and the “Slutwalk” phenomenon—worked with no budget and cast her grad-student friends in the series, which she created to stimulate discussion about exclusion in academia, an industry we often think of—erroneously—as a “politically correct” fortress of progressivism. As for that title, and its critical reference to the term some racists believe is equivalent to the n-word?

The New World of Publishing: Stop Submitting Manuscripts to Traditional Publishers | (Warning!!! I am talking about novels only here, NOT short fiction… The short fiction markets play under other rules and are fine. The top magazines and anthologies don’t buy all rights or hold your rights forever. David Farland did a balanced post on the question of when to be an indie writer or when to sell to traditional publishing. Dave broke apart the idea that some genres are better than others for indie publishing. And if you are at the level of David Farland or any of the other writers he mentioned (all friends of mine as well), you have clout to negotiate a novel contract to get out of some of the horrid stuff publishers are putting in smaller-book contracts. But most writers these days don’t have that kind of clout. And almost no new writer does. Just to be clear… Your clout is basically measured by the desire of the publisher for the project (or you as an author). So who really understands the choice a writer must make with a contract?

Bristol Murder by Philip Prowse. When Peter’s father died he was fifteen. Peter and his mother weren’t rich and they needed money, that’s why Peter had to get work. All his salary he gave to his mother, she paid for the house where they lived and bought food. When he became older he learnt to drive and changed the work, and he began carrier as a long-distance truck driver. Total words: 16248Unique words: 1257 Download links: epub mobi fb2 rtf txt mp3 You can also read:

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