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Mobile Bay Film Scramble 6
Mobile Writers Guild members will contribute a Synopsis and Logline for a short film (9 min or less.)
Filmmakers will choose a synopsis based solely on the logline, and adapt their chosen synopsis into an entry for the 6th Mobile Bay Film Scramble.
Synopsis: a summary of each major scene and descriptions of the significant characters; may even include snippets of dialogue
Logline: a brief summary (1-3 sentences,) often providing both a synopsis of the plot, and an emotional hook to stimulate interest. See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Log_line for example.
For this challenge, we encourage writers to look to classic anthology programs such as Twilight Zone, the Outer Limits, or Night Gallery as a model for telling smart and brief tales of imaginary but nonetheless plausible (non-supernatural) content. Just a few examples: unusual science, utopia/dystopia, paranormal abilities, interaction with other universes/dimensions, macabre mystery, cyberpunk, etc.
Film Scramble teams don’t have huge budgets (and often have no budget whatsoever!) so such limitations should be considered when writing.
Writers may submit as many synopses/loglines as they wish, with the understanding that only as many stories as we have teams will actually get made.
Stories may be rated G, PG, PG-13 or (lightly) R.
* Mobile Writers Guild members get Monday July 23 – Wednesday Sept 26
* Scramble Signup for filmmakers Friday Sept 28 (location TBA)
* Film Submissions Due Monday Oct 22 (filmmakers get 24 days to make the film)
* Screening locations/dates TBA (probably around Nov 2 3 4)
***SYNOPSES AND LOGLINES NEED TO BE E-MAILED to firstname.lastname@example.org no later than NOON on Wednesday, September 26, 2012. Please mark the SUBJECT LINE “FILM SCRAMBLE” and INCLUDE ALL WRITING IN THE BODY OF THE E-MAIL. NO ATTACHMENTS!***