Category Archives: novels

Video Pitch Loglines – Getting your story pitch made into a movie

Back in early 2014, WILDsound began making movies out of writer’s logline submissions. It’s a great way for their script or story to be presented in a visual fashion. Take a look at recent pitches made into movies:

As of this writing, we have made over 50 videos in various ways and formats.

Click here and send in your own logline and we’ll turn it into a movie:
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/video_pitch_festival.html

A great way to increase your presence and get your story out to the world. This network averages over 95,000 unique visitors a day. We guarantee that your video will garner 1000s of hits by being showcased on the YouTube channel.

Here’s a quick summary of writing a logline:

Go to the main logline page and read logline writing basics:
http://www.wildsound.ca/logline.html

Here’s a quick teaser:

Brevity is an absolute necessity of creating a good logline. You should go through many drafts to make sure every adjective is the most perfect and evocative and above all accurate. Get out your thesaurus find the best words for the job. You can’t afford a single extra character.

Choose your focus carefully. You need to pinpoint the most important through-line of your story. What you pick must be dynamic: you need to describe action, conflict, challenge.

The easiest way to phrase your logline is to state the genre, an attribute of the main character, and what the character needs to achieve to meet a challenge. Of course, you may see your script as a slice of life or a series of vignettes or something else that doesn’t lend itself to a clear statement in this form, but attempt it.

For example:

“The Last Thing She Did” is a romantic comedy in which a ditsy writer struggles to overcome her reliance on a dead friend’s advice in order to meet a deadline.

A WILDsound Writing Festival Review. Hope you enjoy.
– Matthew Toffolo

TV SPEC Screenplays – WILDsound Writing Festival Review

Spec screenplays are a great way for writers to showcase their writing abilities. When seeking agent representation, it’s one of the better ways to show that you can write for a series, and therefore get hired for a series. If you understand the plotting, characters, and the overall theme of a TV series that’s on the air, then you can get hired for a particular show that fits the genre you wrote the spec for.

In the last year we’ve performed original screenplays of the following TV shows:

– Mad Men
– Mary Tyler Moore
– 2 Broke Girls
– New Girl
– Mom
– Hannibal
– Parenthood
– South Park
– Archer

And this weekend we’re set to perform spec script readings for Modern Family and Rick & Morty

The WILDsound festival is a cool way for the writer to see their TV spec come to life. Otherwise, they are just writing it for agents and producers to read. Plus, the actors who perform the scripts LOVE doing these readings. Playing Don Draper, Hannibal Lecter, Cartman, Jess and all is so much fun!

In 2015, we plan on showcasing at least 30 spec screenplays at our festival. Submit today.

Watch past readings from these TV shows here:

Or, you can watch them individually here:
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/tv_spec_readings.html

Submit your own TV SPEC Screenplay for FEEDBACK and performance here:
http://www.wildsound.ca/tvscreenplaycontest.html

Thanks
Matthew Toffolo