TWO ADVERBS LOGLINE CONTEST: SEMI-FINALISTS
The ten semi-finalists in the TWOADVERBS LOGLINE CONTEST have been selected.
The loglines are up in the 2A forum, where members will spend the next two weeks casting their votes for the top three. The poll is public, so members can track which loglines lead the race.
The final three will be shared with a group of producers, agents, managers and executives, and the best logline will be chosen.
For privacy purposes, the loglines will not be published here, but the titles are:
AMERICAN PHARAOH (dark thriller)
HORROR COMIC (thriller)
INVASIVE SPECIES (sci-fi)
LORD OF THE JUNGLE (adventure)
MAJOR TOM (sci-fi/action)
MAX BLADE: SECRET AGENT MAN (comedy)
MOM OF THE YEAR (comedy)
THE NEST (sci-fi/thriller)
ONE STEP BEYOND (comedy)
SECRET TOY SURPRISE INSIDE (family/action)
Hopefully, the top three loglines will stir up some interest from the industry panel that judges them. Aside from potential reads, the three finalists will receive a script consultation with Adam Levenberg.
The winner of the contest gets a year's subscription to http://www.trackingb.com/. In addition, the winner receives screenplay feedback and general advice from Jay Simpson (ARMORED), Ryan Condal (GALAHAD), Jeff Morris (THE TRUE MEMOIRS OF AN INTERNATIONAL ASSASSIN) and twoadverbs webmaster and filmmaker Jacinthe Dessureault (DOG TRAINING) . I’ll provide a phone conference for the winner to discuss his script along with other ideas he might have and answer general questions about the biz.
Thanks to everyone who participated and good luck to the ten semi-finalists.
In the old days at 2A, we used to have a monthly contest called the "Logline Lottery." Two of those former contests have been posted in this blog here & here - in case you just can't get enough of loglines. It's an interesting lesson in how this business is so subjective.
I'll be meeting with writers at the Alameda Writers Group on December 5th from 10AM through noon to hear pitches and offer feedback. (It's at this event where I met the Dutch filmmaker who introduced me to the Netherlands.)
The event is free and open to the public. It always proves to be a good learning experience - even if you don't pitch. See details here.
Expect a blog entry on pitching within the next week.
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