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Writing Effective Loglines

Posted with permission from Gideon’s Screenwriting Tips: (http://gideonsway.wordpress.com/2012/03/10/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.

Storylines Are Everywhere

Stories abound around us everywhere – in the news, on YouTube, TV and reality shows. It’s said that there are no new stories and as writers, it’s up to us to…

Don’t Give Up

Remember that screenwriting is a marathon, not a sprint. Are you willing and able to go the distance? I’ve won one contest for my thriller, “Delusional” but have not had a film produced yet. But I continue to write and network every day. My time is…

Woolly Writing

As much as possible, screen writing is best kept clean, clear and simple. If the story line is convoluted, labyrinthine, moves across time zones, or periods in time, has many layers of plot that weave in and out…

Should I Self-Produce my Screenplay?

Many screenwriters contemplate producing their their screenplay as a viable alternative to traditional selling/optioning. Self-production offers a quicker path to see your screenplay become a film. But should you? The answer is…

How to Ensure That Your Screenplay Fails

Everyone seems to focus on what you should do to succeed as a screenwriter. We are getting a little bored with that, so we decided to focus on…

Rising Star Interview

Mildred (Squeaky) Moore on the Fast track in the entertainment industry Strong*Confident*Enlightening These are words that come to mind…

Fields of Dreams

It’s a proven fact, thousands of people flock to Los Angeles and New York yearly in hopes of becoming a star. Unfortunately, that dream can become quickly shattered once the reality of non-instantaneous success sinks in. To help combat this reality, I have compiled a small listing of jobs within the industry…

Emerging Screenwriters Get Help

American Screenwriters Association (ASA) announces the relaunch of ASA INSIDERS after four years. ASA INSIDERS are part of the fastest growing screenwriting  network for emerging screenwriters, designed to help connect with experienced screenwriters, producers, directors, filmmakers, agents, actors and industry professionals. ASA INSIDERS  receive

WELCOME TO ASA (AMERICAN SCREENWRITERS ASSOCIATION)

The core mission of American Screenwriters Association (ASA) is to support, promote, and assist
emerging screenwriters to ensure that they have all the tools needed to hone
their skills and sell their screenplays. We are dedicated to creating a dialog between
screenwriters, producers, filmmakers, actors, and industry to ensure mutual success. © 2014 S.Kirwan


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