Writing Treatments that Sell: How to Create and Market Your Story Ideas to the Motion Picture and TV Industry

Writing Treatments that Sell: How to Create and Market Your Story Ideas to the Motion Picture and TV Industry

by Kenneth Atchity, Chi-Li Wong, Rebecca J. Donatelle
     
 

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A fully revised guide to turning your movie idea into a treatment that can persuade even the most jaded movie producers

As Hollywood insiders know, the first step in selling your story idea for film or television is preparing a treatment, the brief pitch that sells the concept to a busy producer or agent. Now including updates on the latest trends in the

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A fully revised guide to turning your movie idea into a treatment that can persuade even the most jaded movie producers

As Hollywood insiders know, the first step in selling your story idea for film or television is preparing a treatment, the brief pitch that sells the concept to a busy producer or agent. Now including updates on the latest trends in the industry, writers-producers Kenneth Atchity and Chi-Li Wong tell readers everything they need to know to create an effective and saleable treatment, one that incorporates such key elements as conflict, likeable characters, plot twists, a climax, and visual drama.
Using dozens of the latest examples from actual productions, Writing Treatments That Sell distinguishes between scripts designed for feature films, episodic television, and made-for-TV movies, and shows step-by-step how to prepare a selling treatment for each. Also included is essential information on copyrighting and acquiring rights along with a comprehensive glossary of industry terms. This book is essential for anyone hoping to get a foot in the door of the exciting scriptwriting business.

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“At last-someone wrote the book every screenwriter has needed for years. It can make the difference between success and failure in the industry.” —Linda Seger, author of Making a Good Script Great and From Script to Screen

“Essential material for the beginning screenwriter and the established writer, both.” —Dale Pollack, producer of Saturday Night Fever

author of Making a Good Script Great and From Scri Linda Seger
At last-someone wrote the book every screenwriter has needed for years. It can make the difference between success and failure in the industry.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780805072785
Publisher:
Holt, Henry & Company, Inc.
Publication date:
01/22/2003
Edition description:
Second Edition
Pages:
272
Sales rank:
587,261
Product dimensions:
8.22(w) x 10.92(h) x 0.75(d)

Meet the Author

Kenneth Atchity is a screenwriter and the author of numerous books, including A Writer's Time. His partner and co-author, Chi-Li Wong, is a vice president at Atchity Entertainment. They both live in Los Angeles.

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