Writing Better Loglines


Loglines may the only thing the entertainment world may ever read of your script. According to script consultant Danny Manus, they are the key predictors of your story’s success.  They are a unique blend of substance and style designed to make someone want to read your script and potentially produce it. Given the amount of…

Why Solid Loglines Are So Important


Script analyst, Erik Bork discusses the importance of well executed loglines. Loglines describe a movie (or series) idea in a quick sentence or two that provide enough of an idea of what it’s about to (hopefully) seem like a grabby, fresh and commercially viable concept. They present an emotionally compelling situation for characters one can…

Writing Effective Loglines


Here is more advice by Christopher Lockhart, Story Analyst at William Morris Endeavor Agency. It’s a lengthy article packed with useful information on constructing loglines, so take the time to read it thoroughly. A common tool utilized by both writers and executives is the LOGLINE. A logline conveys the dramatic story of a screenplay in…

Getting Your Script Noticed


Here is some advice by Christopher Lockhart, Story Analyst at William Morris Endeavor Agency on the screenwriting business. Upon completing a screenplay, most writers will set out to market their work. This can be a Sisyphean task in a town where tens of thousands of scripts compete for the attention of busy agents, stressed producers…

Screenwriting Terms: Sluglines, Loglines, Taglines, Plotlines & Hemlines


With so many lines to think about, how can screenwriters possibly concentrate on their film script? I’ll demystify the “dos” and the “do not dos” of all these lines. We’ll  begin with some definitions all script writers should know. SLUGLINES These are an old term for scene headings. They were phasing them out while I was going through…