Screenwriters, how many times have you seen this?
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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!
Notification: Writer's will be notified around the end of the first week of the new contest period
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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Join me now as we travel to a screenwriting seminar in Los Angeles, where the celebrity screenwriter in charge dispenses knowledge on how to properly construct a riveting and attention getting logline. It sounds simple – you get one sentence to explain your story - and you must construct it in such a way that people want to read more. Then the Q&A portion arises and it becomes clear that writing a logline is anything but clear.
Fred Perry was named the winner of the August, 2011 Three Lines or Less Logline contest for his entry, Crossings.
Richard Jean LeBlanc's feature comedy logline Choice has been named the winner of the July, 2011 Three Lines or Less Logline Contest.
Danielle Kaheaku's logline for her horror screenplay Low Man has been named the winner of the Three Lines or Less Logline Competition for June, 2011. Dinah Miller was the May winner for her crime/thriller feature logline, Confessions of a Dead Priest.
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.
An interview with screenwriter Eli Kornstein regarding the Three Lines Or Less Writing Competition.
An interview with screenwriter Mike Dean regarding the Three Lines Or Less Writing Competition.