Sunday, 17 March 2013

What is a Treatment?

A treatment is needed to sell the story it explains in deapth the context of the opening sequence. It  is a two to five page document that tells the whole of story focusing on the highlights. This should read like a short story and be written in the present tense. It should present the entire story including the ending.

What Should Be in the Treatment?

  1. The film title
  2. The writer's name and contact information
  3. A short logline
  4. Introduction to key characters
  5. Who, what, when, why and where.
  6. Act 1 in one to three paragraphs. Act 1 also refered to as the set up, should set the scene, introduce the characters, and should introduce the main conflicts.
  7. Act 2 in two to six paragraphs. Act 2 also refered to as the conflict, is where the conflict begins and expans until it reaches a crisis.
  8. Act 3 in one to three paragraphs. Act 3 also refered to as the resolution is where the coflict rises to one more crisis and then gets resolved.
*Information from the 'Movie Outline'

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