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) – approximately 25 words
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.
– Incorporate an image that represents your screenplay such as the poster for your script in miniature. If you are not sure or only have an amateur drawing, leave it out. Your writing and your commercial idea will draw people in.
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.
Your goal is to get to the next step, the Hollywood professional will contact you for a treatment (2 to 3 page overview) and often your script.
They may ask you to sign a release. See our Q&A if you are nervous about this.
Perform the research to find out this information to be prepared, if you don’t have the time, you can save time and do a 10 minute overview consult for only $25 which will save you hours of precious time.
Remember your One-Sheet is your calling card and the way to get the best investment on the seminar is to have a great one sheet.