ISA Q&A: Effective Loglines, Mistakes and Pilot Vs. Series Loglines

International Screenwriters' Association • 4 months ago

We are bringing back one of our favorite events from 2021 for Round 2! Join us for YOU ASK, WE ANSWER, a Q&A Extravaganza with the ISA Team.

Ask us anything screenwriting or industry related!
Topics to cover: Getting Repped, Breaking in, The value of Feedback or Script Notes, Contests to enter, Development Slate, Fellowships, Pitching, Pitch Decks, TV Writing, etc! You ask and we'll answer!

Ask all your burning questions.

MAX TIMM - Director of Education and Founder of The Story Farm
SHAYNA WEBER - Sr. Manager of Events & Writer Relations
JERREN LAUDER - Creative Executive
SCOTT MARKUS - Sr. Manager of Content
JORDAN TRIPPEER - Script Coordinator

The Capital Fund Screenplay Competition is where your scripts are read directly by investors who buy projects and fund films at the studio level - domestically and abroad. Investors or Funds may elect to option or purchase your script at any time regardless of whether or not your script places in the contest. All current and previous years winners and The Hot 100 Lists are showcased at investor meetings at the major film markets worldwide. Your summary and logline will get exposure year after year. Our entrants have been optioned and sold at AFM, Cannes, Berlin, Toronto and Shanghai film markets.

Save the Cat! Screenplay Challenge is now open for entries! All entrants receive 50 points of analysis—at no extra cost. All scripts receive a full read. Feedback is grounded in structure—not subjective opinion. Our approach is simple: a screenplay competition that uses the same language the writer, the reader, and the decision makers use when analyzing your work.Now accepting screenplays for feature films, 60-minute and 30-minute TV pilots.

TV is where the jobs are!
Learn to Create your binge-worthy TV series with Save the Cat! Writes for TV. The skills you'll acquire...
1. How to write and structure a compelling TV pilot that can launch both your series and your TV writing career
2. All the nuances, tricks, and techniques of pilot-writing: the Opening Pitch, the Guided Tour, the Whiff of Change, and more
3. A how-to in creating layered characters who are driven by complex internal struggles Plus: TV Pilot Beat Sheets of Barry, Ozark, Grey's Anatomy, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, What We Do in the Shadows, Black-ish, The Mandalorian, This Is Us, Law and Order: SVU, Rick and Morty, and more to help crack your story