Heading into the 2nd assignment, go back, download, print and re-read the two logline documents from Assignment #1. Everyone needs to understand the importance of a log line and appreciate the magic it takes to craft a really good one.
It’s your first impression as a writer. NO ONE will read your brilliant screenplay if you can’t sell it in a logline. How do you raise money, pitch it to a director, producer, DP, AD, crew, or vendors, or get a lead cast to read it? Why would anyone good want to help you make your art, especially for free or almost free, if you can’t inspire them to create it with you? And once you craft one, that logline works for festival submissions, marketing your screening, and getting distribution.
The goal of this workshop is to help you, through practice and collaboration, learn to write marketable loglines, and short and long form synopsis’, understand solid script writing, story telling, and character development, and eventually work within a team to develop script ideas into a marketable piece of arts, and craft proper promotional materials to support them. It’s show-business. Don’t forget that.
Here’s your 2nd assignment.
Once again, due to the holidays, I’m giving you a relatively easy assignment.
The next meeting is Saturday, January 10th at GSU (classroom info to come) from 3pm – 6pm.
Read these two pilots.
Due: December 28th – 3 loglines per script. Subject line: Loglines Assignment #2. Submit them as a .pdf only. Not in the body of an email or as a .doc.
Due: January 7th – a cast and sets breakdown on the 1/2 hour comedy like you see on the first few pages of the 1 hour drama, as well as a one paragraph synopsis of each pilot. Subject line: Synopsis & Breakdown Assignment #2. Submit them as a .pdf only. Not in the body of an email or as a .doc.
Here are some articles to reread that may be of assistance.