How can something so short be so difficult to write?
Loglines are essentially simplified explanations of a story, but many times they’re anything but simple to actually write. The problem with that is that in order to sell their ideas to anyone, screenwriters have to be extremely skilled at coming up with loglines that not only give an accurate picture of what the story’s about, but also pique their reader’s interest. To help you learn how to write better loglines for your own screenplays, check out this video from RocketJump Film School.
The first thing you have to understand about loglines is what their purpose is—and they have a couple. The first is to make it easier to quickly pitch your ideas to potential collaborators, be they producers, directors, or anyone else who you want to get excited about your story. The second is to make it easier for you to stay on track with what your story is about, because if you’ve ever written a screenplay before, you know how easy it is to forget what the hell you’re even writing about.This Video Helps Take the Guess Work out of Writing Loglines