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How To Write A Logline

By Michael Schilf · May 11, 2010


The thing is, in Hollywood, nobody reads. Scripts live and die everyday from “the pitch”. And there’s a big difference between a logline used to explain your story and the one used to “sell” your script. So you must think of your logline as a “marketing tool” and include these three fundamental elements: WHO is the protagonist of your story. WHAT goal are the striving for? WHAT obstactle is in their path?

And remember; be brief, under 25 words if possible, stay simple, yet incredibly enticing, and be direct, no hinting allowed.

Finally, check out our growing library of over 200 real screenplay loglines here.