When a highly-strung accountant inherits a failing community TV station, he finds unlikely performance geniuses at a small town talent competition to save the station.
A high strung accountant struggles to fulfill her father’s dying wish of making a success out of the failing community TV station he started, but the undiscovered superstar she stumbles on at the local talent show who’ll boost the ratings is an impossible diva who refuses to do TV
Finding more unlikely (therefore cheap) talent is the action he will take to overcome the obstacle. Giving away the ending is not my concern at this stage as I’m structuring the story now not trying to sell the idea to an audience just yet.
As a story what about the logline sounds week?
Also what plot elements would you say are missing from the logline?
Thanks for the help.
The stakes are not apparent; the guy is an accountant, not a TV producer, so I’m not concerned for his livelihood should the station fail. What’s the urgency to have the community TV station succeed?
If the objective is to save the TV station, why would he choose to seek the solution at a small town talent competition? As an accountant, he’s probably familiar with the idea of throwing money at a problem until it goes away – why isn’t THIS what he tries to save the station? Or even just volunteers who WANT to work in TV? It seems pretty far down the list of options for him to seek out small town talent show entrants.
“unlikely performance geniuses” is pretty clunky. Maybe just shorten it to “quirky performers” or “unorthodox performers”?