Originally Posted by boski
In fact, I bet most agents and managers would advise their writers against posting their best loglines/concepts on public forums like this, but we all know reps have no problem submitting scripts directly to prodcos, even ones with unpaid interns.
I'm not sure that agents and managers would care.
If I posted a logline here, even if someone were inspired enough to write a whole screenplay from it, it would NOT be the same as my screenplay.
Concepts, loglines, and ideas are not gold. The execution of them is what really matters.
As for posting my loglines in public forums, I don't do that, not out of fear, but there's no point. I have no problem getting read, and I'm repped.
If you are a screenwriter who cannot get people to read your work, you need all the help you can get in improving your work. Therefore, you need to show your loglines and work to experienced people. And you need to admit that your work is probably so bad at this stage you couldn't pay someone to steal it. Paranoia only hurts the paranoid writer.
And why bother posting a fake logline? That doesn't do the original poster any good, as his "real" logline is not being critiqued.
I actually think that the logline that was critiqued may very well have been one of Goldstar's "real" loglines. It's quite possible he or she felt embarrassed by the reactions of others to it, but instead of taking their constructive criticism, he became all defensive.