Last December we ran the Black List 2012 Word Cloud Logline Challenge which was hugely popular, witness these posts here and here. Come this December, we’ll probably do the same thing. But with The Quest Initiative submission period beginning May 22, I figured this would be a good time for folks to flex their logline muscles.
So here is a Word Cloud using the loglines for all of the spec scripts that have sold thus far in 2013.
The challenge: Come up with an entertaining logline using some of the key words in this Word Cloud.
Prize: Five lucky winners will win a free enrollment in my upcoming 1-week online screenwriting class Write a Worthy Nemesis. Plus 1 free month hosting of a script on the new Black List site for the five winners.
Who decides the winner: None other than Max Millimeter: Hollywood Movie Producer Extraordinaire. If you don’t know who Max is and what his tastes in movies are, you can go here to read the comments he made in selecting the winners of last year’s Black List 2012 Word Cloud Logline Challenge.
My advice to you: Make your loglines entertaining. Max has a really short attention span.
TODAY IS THE LAST DAY TO ENTER!
Here is the Word Cloud:
Use some of the words in the Word Cloud to create a unique, interesting and entertaining logline.
Deadline: Friday, May 10 at midnight Pacific Daylight Time [U.S.].
Winners announced Sunday, May 12.
To see the Day 1 entries, go here.
To see the Day 2 entries, go here.
To see Day 3 entries, go here.
NOTE: Maximum points given for using actual words / themes from the Word Cloud. Plus don’t forget that Max gave a special Kitchen Sink Award last year to the writer who came up with the craziest, most comprehensive Word Cloud logline. Can’t guarantee he’ll do the same thing this year, but it’s worth a try.
Also you can submit as MANY loglines as you like, not restricted to one.
So have fun!