The Final Save the Cat! Logline Challenge of 2009!
Run — don’t walk — to your keyboards and enter the final Save the Cat!® Logline Contest of 2009!
Let’s end this year with a big meow!
All of you Cats are invited to join STC!‘s final contest for the year. To enter, use the STC! rules of a well-written logline to rework the logline of a well-known movie and turn it into a Holiday classic.
Now that summer’s over, Sheriff Brody must play Santa Claus to bring in those holiday dollars, but he must first capture and train a man-eating great white shark to pull his water sleigh. (Santa Jaws)
Chucky learns the true meaning of love and forgiveness when he finds himself in the Land of Misfit Toys. (Child’s Play)
I’ll Be Back for Christmas
The Cyborg returns from the future when a paranoid Sarah Connor kills Santa Claus by mistake when he asks John to sit on his lap, turning the future into a Humbug world.
It’s that simple!
Keep your loglines short — try for no longer than two lines. The original movie must be universally recognized, and the rewritten movie must be clearly made for a Holiday release. Contestants may place multiple entries, but each entry must be separate. No grouped entries, please. Please include the title of your “remake.” You may alter the original title if you wish, as long as we can determine the original source (see Santa Jaws).
Deadline for the contest is December 19, 2009, Midnight PST. Winners will be announced on the Save the Cat! blog site December 21.
Our First Place Cat will win a Save the Cat! iPhone®/iPod Touch® App, Save the Cat! Story Structure Software, a copy of Blake’s latest book (Save the Cat! Strikes Back – More Trouble for Screenwriters to Get Into…and Out Of), and a complimentary slot in an upcoming Beat Sheet Workshop in Los Angeles!*
Second prize is a a Save the Cat! iPhone/iPod Touch App, Save the Cat! Story Structure Software, a copy of Blake’s latest book (Save the Cat! Strikes Back – More Trouble for Screenwriters to Get Into…and Out Of), and a free email consultation with Jose Silerio, evaluating the title, logline, and 15 beats of a project of your choice! Our Third Place Cat will receive a stocking full of Save the Cat! swag, five honorable mentions will receive Book Three, and all participants will once again enjoy the camaraderie and support found only in the Save the Cat! community of writers!
So get your paws — and your brains — a flexin’, and post your entries in the comment section of this blog!!!
Good Luck, Happy Holidays, and Happy Writing!!!
*transportation and accommodations not included