Loglines suck. Even for optioned writers, writing a compelling logline can be a daunting challenge. I know this because I’ve personally given written feedback on over 1,400 loglines, and in that group, I came across maybe ten that were flawlessly written.

Of course, “flawless” is a matter of opinion, but…

(L-R) Jack Quaid as Ben and Maya Erskine as Alice in the romantic comedy “PLUS ONE,” an RLJE Films release. Photo courtesy of RLJE Films.

The rom-com is back! Thanks in large part to Netflix movies like Set It Up and Always Be My Maybe and theatrical releases like Isn’t It Romantic, audiences (and more importantly, producers) have opened their hearts and minds to a new generation of romantic comedy — a genre that will…

(L-R) Writers / directors Bryan Woods and Scott Beck on set of the horror / thriller HAUNT, a Momentum Pictures release. Photo courtesy of Momentum Pictures.

I am not a horror person. A Quiet Place was actually the first horror movie I went to see in theaters because, while it looked terrifying, I was willing to risk the potential nightmares to see such a high concept film that John Krasinski repeatedly referred to as “a love…

Show, don’t tell. It’s advice we’ve all heard over and over again, and it’s good advice. Frankly, it isn’t followed nearly enough.

But the “show don’t tell” mantra is incomplete, because there are certain bits of story information that simply need to be explained verbally to the audience. …

Angela Bourassa

WGA writer, mom, repeat binger of The Office

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