Log Lines with Keri Ford

Who here knows what a log line is?

Well, it doesn’t really matter if you know what one is or not, cause I’m going to tell you. It’s one or two lines that describe your book. Or maybe a movie. Perhaps even a song. You know when you’re scrolling the TV Guide and there’s those couple of sentences at the top? That’s a log line.

Since I’m having to write a couple log lines, I’ve been looking at movies to really get my mind in the frame of what I’m looking for. And I thought it’d be a little fun to post some.


A man and a woman are compelled, for legal reasons, to live life as a couple for a limited period of time. At stake is a large amount of money.

This one might be a little tricky, but any guesses? It’s What Happens In Vegas with Cameron Diaz and Ashton Kutcher.


After discovering her boyfriend is married, Carly soon meets the wife he’s been betraying. And when yet another love affair is discovered, all three women team up to plot revenge on the three-timing S.O.B.

Loved this movie. LOVED IT. Laughed so hard. It’s The Other Woman. Cameron Diaz, Leslie Mann, and Kate Upton.


Heroes across Earth and the universe must assemble to stop a fierce demigod from taking over new York and the world, but they must assemble since the battle will not be won with just one.

Something a little different here. The Avengers. And I think we all know the awesome of who’s in that!


A White House Communications Director leaves to start her own crisis management firm only to discover she has not left the past behind.

This one isn’t a movie—but a TV Show. Any takers on this one? It’s Scandal with Kerry Washington.


When my log line is finished and approved, I’ll share it! Can anyone think of a log line that just really hooked them on a new show?