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TLLjournal's Logline Contest

TLLjournal's Logline Contest
(formerly Three Lines Or Less: A Logline Contest)


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Contact: Jared Dunne, Director

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Screenwriters, how many times have you seen this?

"Un-named agency/management/production company has a policy that neither it nor any of its agents or other employees accept or consider any unsolicited materials, ideas, concepts or suggestions of any nature whatsoever ("Unsolicited Materials"). Accordingly, you may not use this website or information obtained there from to submit Unsolicited Materials to Un-named Company by any means (including, without limitation, by mail, fax or e-mail). Should you nevertheless send Unsolicited Materials to Un-named Company in contravention of this express policy, please be advised that the Unsolicited Materials will not be considered by anyone at Un-named Company, and if possible they will be returned to you without anyone at Un-named Company retaining any copies. Un-named Company shall not forward or discuss any Unsolicited Materials with any third parties."

Frustrating isn't it? Unfortunately, it's the nature of the beast, and there is nothing we can do to change it.

The Contest's main objective is this: To open a line of communication between undiscovered screenwriters and producers, agents and managers.

We assist screenwriters in breaking down the first of many doors that stand in their way of establishing themselves within the industry. We are not here to promise you the stars. There is no such thing as "over-night success". We take a pragmatic approach to success. Baby steps--the first of which is to get your saleable pitch into the hands of potential buyers.

So. Register your screenplay. Write that killer logline. Enter our monthly contest for a minimal fee of $10. And, if you are one of the 25 finalists, we'll send your logline to our collegues at production companies, agencies and management companies. Also, the writers of the top seven loglines will receive some fantastic prizes.

Lets see if we can get some requests to read your masterpiece!

Deadline/Entry Fees

Deadlines monthly. Contact contest for details.

Notification: Writer's will be notified around the end of the first week of the new contest period


See website for rules and release.


One Grand Prize Winner and Two Runner-Ups will be named, and the top 25 loglines will be distributed to contacts. Please see website for a complete list of prizes.

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News: TLLjournal's Logline Contest

Three Lines or Less Contest Announces April Results

Mike Dean's romantic-comedy logline The Dude has been named the 1st Place Winner of the Three Lines Or Less Contest for the month of April, 2011.

Logline: A newlywed couple's honeymoon becomes a dating reality show when their destination is also the show's location, and The Dude comes to an untimely demise.
Genre: Romantic Comedy
Screenplay title: "The Dude"
Written By: Mike Dean

Logline: An ex-con Hollywood stunt driver is retained by the F.B.I. to transport a federal witness- the Godfather's 75-yr. old mother- cross country in one week's time while avoiding being stopped or killed by pursuing mobsters and corrupt law enforcement.
Genre: Dark Comedy
Screenplay title: "Banking on Betty"
Written By: Geno Scala

Logline: A "SILENCE OF THE LAMBS" type thriller with the dark edge of "SEVEN" and "HALLOWEEN". Five years after being removed from a mass murder investigation, a female Chicago homicide detective uncovers evidence which could prove the innocence of a man about to be executed while the true killer begins a brand new wave of mayhem and terror.
Genre: Suspense Thriller
Screenplay title:"BUTCHER'S DOZEN"
Written By: Jerry Vasilatos

Logline: At the end of their rope, two brothers use well-intended but questionable methods to borrow a million dollars to enter a high-stakes fantasy baseball league on TV.
Genre: Comedy
Screenplay title: "Fantasy Lovers"
Written By: Paul Schowalter

Logline: A young man, in an effort to escape his nefarious family, travels to California to pursue his pious calling, only to receive a call of a different kind when asked by his father to avenge the murder of his mobster brother.
Genre: Drama
Screenplay title: "Father, Son, And the Holy Coast"
Written By: Geno Scala

Updated: 05/09/2011
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Interviews: TLLjournal's Logline Contest

MovieBytes Interview:Screenwriter Eli Kornstein

An interview with screenwriter Eli Kornstein regarding the Three Lines Or Less Writing Competition.

Updated: 07/17/2011

MovieBytes Interview:Screenwriter Mike Dean

An interview with screenwriter Mike Dean regarding the Three Lines Or Less Writing Competition.

Updated: 05/05/2011
Contest Winner? Let's talk. If you've finished first, second, or third in the TLLjournal's Logline Contest, MovieBytes would like to interview you.