Log line

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A log line or logline is a brief (usually one-sentence) summary of a television program, film, or book that states the central conflict of the story, often providing both a synopsis of the story's plot, and an emotional "hook" to stimulate interest. A one-sentence program summary in TV Guide is a log line.[1]


Narrative elements often referenced in a logline include the setting, protagonist, antagonist, inciting incident, conflict and goal.[2]


Charlie Brown is finally invited to a Halloween party; Snoopy engages the Red Baron in a dogfight; and Linus waits patiently in the pumpkin patch for the Great Pumpkin.

A talented but irresponsible teenager schemes to steal his college tuition money when his wealthy father refuses to pay for him to study acting at Juilliard.


  1. ^ Brewer (2014, p. 29)
  2. ^ "Writing a Logline". Graeme Shimmin. Retrieved 2017-09-13.
  3. ^ "Logline". It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown. TitanTV. Retrieved 2005-10-25.
  4. ^ Brewer (2014, p. 29)

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