Logline it! – Black List 2012 – Week 29

Writing loglines is an essential skill for screenwriters, from early development through to the pitch. In this section, we review the loglines and short synopses of the screenplays that made it into the Blacklist 2012. Learn from the feedback and perfect your own loglining skills. By The Judges THE EEL [box]”An escaped convict is ensnared in a plot by a …

What is a Real Movie Anyway? Part 1

In 2010, while visiting the Cannes Film Festival, the late, great film critic Roger Ebert wrote a column for the Chicago Sun-Times. He was quite taken by the idea of the Campaign for Real Ale – an initiative to improve the quality of beer in England – and wondered if the concept could be applied to cinema. by Sergeant Hauville …

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