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Scriptwrecked Logline Contest Oct 25

Mind Your BusinessSo here’s something quick, fun and free — Scriptwrecked‘s first contest!

You can win an autographed copy of Michele Wallerstein’s great new book: “MIND YOUR BUSINESS: A Hollywood Literary Agent’s Guide To Your Writing Career.”

All you have to do is come up with a logline that uses the following three random-ish words:

go, cat, he

The words can appear on their own, or as part of another word (e.g. “placate” could be used for “cat”).

The criteria that Michele and I will use for judging the winner is simple. The logline must be funny, original and marketable. It needs to sound like something that you could actually picture playing at your local cineplex.

Whoever comes up with the best one, or comes closest to hitting the mark, will win the book. If you need to brush up on what I feel constitutes a good logline, check out my logline primer.

Please post your submissions in the comments section below before November 1st (i.e. by Halloween night). Enter as many times as you like, and most importantly, have fun with it!

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21 Responses
  1. Jabari says:

    In a world were all domesticated pets are neutered, a cat must undergo surgery to change into a dog to infiltrate a viscous dog resistance to save his newly born kittens yet he becomes attached to his new persona.

  2. Sally H says:

    A lab technician and an animal rights activist go to a war zone to catch a cat that has been infected with a deadly virus.

  3. Scott says:

    They Really Love Me

    A bored waitress who craves an interesting life gets her wish when an angry customer curses her: she suddenly becomes the neighborhood “godfather” and experiences nothing but catastrophic drama when she has to sort out a gang war and handle three suitors fighting over her, all in one night.

  4. Scott says:

    An evil CEO experiences “what comes around goes around” when he’s kidnapped by his laid-off ex-employees and replaced by a look-alike. He soon escapes and takes an entry level position in disguise, dedicated to reclaiming his throne.

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  6. chris says:

    Outrageous luncheons turns workplace outcast goofball into office hero.

  7. chris says:

    Outrageously luncheons turns workplace outcast into a hero.

  8. chris says:

    Outrageous luncheons turns workplace outcast into a hero.

    (changed typo)

  9. Scott says:

    A low level agoraphobic employee of a WikiLeaks type company is out fetching coffee when his office mates are abducted – including a pretty girl he mistakenly thinks likes him – because of a mysterious state secret they uncovered. Once our hero catches on, he nervously attempts to track her/them down out in the real world, even as he is pursued by the same deadly agents.

  10. Scott says:

    A constantly hungover scientist discovers that his colleagues are duplicating his successful cutting edge experiments on the time space continuum and plan to kill him to take over his research.

  11. chris says:

    A man notices a beautiful female subway passenger he recently exchanged smiles with, had left her thermos behind. As he goes to grab it, the door closes in front of him. His adventure begins as he gets off at the next stop to try and catch up to her.

  12. chris says:

    a man discovers the catastorphic consquences as a result of him suffering a hernia, and how he negotiates the various circumstances and situations.

  13. chris says:

    A man discovers the catastrophic consequences as a result of him suffering a hernia, and how he negotiates the various circumstances and situations.

    (changed typo)

  14. chris says:

    An American defense contractor, who’s in Lagos to install marine surveillance equipment to help catch pirates, is being followed by a suspicious vehicle.

  15. Scott says:

    Two lab geeks discover the Zombification of their remote community college when a virus they created spreads to the entire campus. Their goal: to contain and/or kill all of the zombies before they escape to a nearby town and spread the disease.

  16. PlucharC says:

    “Even Trade”

    One man finds out how far he will go to find his girlfriend’s cat that he traded on Craigslist for a case of what he insists is really good beer.

    “Right to Remain Silent”

    A street performing mime goes on trial for a cat burglary he silently swears he didn’t commit.

  17. Benjmain says:

    Shy Gunter the cat is chased by bullies Pit-bull Tango and Rottweiler Zack into a Scientist’s laboratory where all three accidentally crash into a time machine and are suddenly transported into Egyptian Cleopatra’s bedroom where cats are worshipped and harming one is punishable by a fate worse than they dare imagine…

  18. Benjamin says:

    In a kooky mad scientist’s mansion, Gunter the Cat has long been the brunt of bullying by Pitbull Tango and Rottweiler Zack. When all three inadvertently end up inside a time machine, they are zapped back to Cleopatra’s kingdom where cats are revered and harming one is punishable by death.

  19. Benjamin says:

    The constantly canine-bullied cat of a madcap physicist receives a twist of fate when he and his cohorts land in a time machine that delivers them to Cleopatra’s bedroom, where cats are divine and dogs bow at their feet. Chaos ensures when Cleopatra’s gold collection goes missing.

  20. Benjamin says:

    revised logine –

    The constantly canine-bullied cat of a madcap physicist receives a twist of fate when he and his cohorts land in a time machine that delivers them to Cleopatra’s bedroom, where cats are divine and dogs bow at their feet. Chaos ensues when Cleopatra’s gold collection goes missing.