Marketing Help for Screenwriters: Free Website with Monthly Contest Helps Scribes Nail Those Nasty Loglines

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A logline is a one-line pitch that persuades a film producer to read a script. Writers faced with the daunting task of boiling their 100 page opus into one attention grabbing line now have help from the Internet Movie Logline Creator, or IMLC. Created by filmmaker Mitch Moldofsky (The Briss) the tool is free to use by visiting , which launched July 1, 2010.

The logline answers a key question for producers: "Which of these scripts is it worth my while to read?

Screenwriters are often asked, "What's your movie about?" Using three simple questions, the Internet Movie Logline Creator (IMLC) guides writers to find the quick answer -- the logline -- which is vital for selling their script to busy producers. Other tools include the Synopsis Engine, which helps plot the main points of a movie outline, and Story Gears and Character Charts, which help refine the details. A free-to-enter Monthly Logline Contest pits writers against their peers to further hone their sales pitch. The questions can also be used to generate ideas for a new script.

The IMLC Monthly Logline Contest ( ) is unique in that it is judged by the contestants. This further sharpens their editing skills by putting them in the shoes of a producer asking, "Which of these scripts is worth my while to read?" The winner is announced on the website and tweeted to followers of Loglinecreator, the IMLC's Twitter presence. Other prizes, such as emailing a query to producers, are currently being lined up. The contest deadline is the 25th of each month. The winner of the first contest, which is currently underway, will be announced on August 1.

There is also a Facebook page (Internet Movie Logline Creator) for discussing loglines, sharing resources and reviewing screenwriting books. Video tutorials are also included at .

COMPANY: The Internet Movie Logline Creator (IMLC) is a product of eLearning Design & Content, an online learning consultancy run by Mitch Moldofsky, .

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