One-Sheet Explanation (link in Getting the Most Out of Your Course section)
Please bring at least 25 — one sheet (a single or double-sided) document that condenses your concept onto one page (8.5″ x 11″). This can be compared to actors who use head shots with their resume on the back. Screenwriters/filmmakers use a synopsis with their contact information and sometimes an image that represents your potential film.
One Sheets include: Genre, Title, Synopsis, Detailed Description, Contact Information and an Optional Image.
One Sheet Detail:
Please state whether it is comedy, horror, action, thriller, drama or period piece. Period pieces are not recommended.
Logline: 1 to 2 sentences (See below for Sample Logline)
Detailed description (Synopsis): 6 to 8 sentences
This is your log-line, expanded to a 6 to 8 sentences paragraph that describes your screenplay with emphasis on characters.
Contact Information: Name, Address, Email, Phone Number, web site, Credits, Screenplay contests that you have won.
***Contact information is critical, along with your credits and/or screenplay contests that you have won or in which you were a finalist.
Optional: Incorporate an image that represents your screenplay such as the poster for your script in miniature.
Don’t overwhelm them with too much information! Use only your best screenplay or most commercial idea, rather than a comprehensive list. If interested, the producer, agent, or manager will call you and ask you for some more log-lines or inquire as to what else you have.
A logline is a compelling 1 – 2 sentence description of your script. The basic structure is “A person… does something… the catch/twist (unique aspect).”
For example: “A man tries to climb the highest mountain in the world against all odds – the freezing cold, violent snow, and… the fact that he is blind.”