Sat 3/17: Perfect Your Logline & Tonal Comps w/ Literary Manager/Producer *2 Spots Left!
Saturday 3/17 @ 2:00pm - 4:30pm PT - Online via Virtual Classroom
Hosted by Marilyn Atlas (Manager/Producer, Marilyn Atlas Management)
"Marilyn fundamentally changed the way I think about my pitch and my script." -James B.
Sometimes the hardest part isn’t writing the script, it’s perfecting that all too important logline. You have multiple pages at your disposal to elaborately weave together your fantastic tale, so it can become overwhelming just thinking about how to condense every plot point, character, nuance, and twist down to just one sentence. Marilyn Atlas, respected literary manager/producer, is here to help you whittle down your entire story into one succinct line - something that truly encompasses what the heart of your script is about!
Prior to the session, Marilyn will review the information about your project including your current logline and a brief synopsis of the script. During the Clinic, Marilyn will go through each writer’s submission and give specific, targeted tips and tricks on crafting an effective logline and determining effective tonal comps!
Marilyn’s Tip: Focus on what drives your characters.
This 2.5-Hr. Clinic Will Cover:
- Why your logline is important
- Tips on how to boil your story down to one line
- The value of a solid logline
- How to make your protagonist pop
- How to determine the best films & TV shows to compare your project to tonally
- Work with Marilyn one on one to walk away with a newly crafted logline!
Marilyn R. Atlas is a talent and literary manager and award-winning producer. Among her credits as a film producer are "The Choking Game" for Lifetime, based on the book Choke; “Real Women Have Curves” for HBO, which won the Audience Award at the Sundance Film Festival; “A Certain Desire,” starring Sam Waterston; and “Echoes,” which won the Gold Award at the Texas International Film Festival. Atlas is currently developing a TV pilot based on the Gary Phillips series of novels “High Hand” and “Shooter’s Point” featuring strong-willed African-American protagonist Martha Chainey. She also has several projects in development based on strong, diverse female protagonists including "Lola Goes to Roma". Marilyn also co-wrote the recently released book Dating Your Character and has spoken at various Colleges and conferences including the International Women's Writing Conference in Italy.