Writing the Killer Treatment: Selling Your Story without a Script

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Overview

Writers have to understand and develop the elements that make a great script before writing the script itself. Halperin demonstrates how treatments can be effective, taking writers through the entire process in a variety of genres including originals, adaptations, movies-of-the-week, miniseries, sitcoms and soap operas.

Audience: Both new and experienced screenwriters and university film students.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780941188401
  • Publisher: Wiese, Michael Productions
  • Publication date: 5/28/2002
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 196
  • Sales rank: 1,472,089
  • Product dimensions: 6.08 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Halperin is a professional writer and has worked extensively as a creativeand story consultant in the television industry.

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments xiii
Foreword xv
Chapter 1. A Writer's Map 1
Chapter 2. Exploring Options 13
Chapter 3. Story Development 23
Chapter 4. Adaptations 35
Chapter 5. Longform 51
Chapter 6. Episodic Television 63
Chapter 7. Daytime Serials--The Soaps 75
Chapter 8. Structure 83
Chapter 9. A Final Word 91
Appendix 99
I. Interviews 101
II. Sample Treatment 115
III. Referenced Films and Their Writers 119
IV. Referenced Television Programs and Their Writers and Creators 123
V. Copyright and Registration 125
VI. "What Every Writer Needs to Know" 127
VII. Finding an Agent 143
VIII. Finding a Producer 165
About the Author 171
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