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How to Write a Logline

Learn how to effectively write loglines in this quick video.

If you are a screenwriter than a logline can make or break you chances of getting your script picked-up. A log line is a brief 1-2 sentence synopsis that gives the major details of your story’s plot with an emotion hook to drive interest. This can be a very useful tool if you’re looking for a crew or financing. The unfortunate reality is producers might not read your script if the logline isn’t solid, so mastering the logline is extremely important.


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The following video created by The Script Lab shows us how to write an effective logline. The video covers:

  • Logline Length
  • Questions to Ask
  • Logline Examples

This video was first shared on TheScriptLab’s YouTube channel. Thanks for sharing guys!

If you are interested in learning more about writing loglines, I highly recommend checking out Noam Kroll’s author page here on the PremiumBeat blog.

Have any other tips for writing loglines? Share in the comments below.

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