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21 Days to Your Screenplay Treatment

At a Glance

  • For anyone whose goal is to write a treatment for a feature film or TV, regardless of experience or skill level.
  • Learn the fundamentals of writing a treatment, including structure and format.
  • Acquire the skills needed to write a screenplay treatment including learning how to create a log line and outline.

Description

Not only is a treatment a vital selling tool for screenwriters, the process of writing a treatment can help screenwriters lay a solid foundation for their screenplay that can save valuable time in the writing process. This is your chance to map out your plot and develop your characters before you’ve backed yourself into a corner with ninety pages of blood, sweat, and tears behind you.

Let Screenwriter's University show you, step-by-step, how to create an electrifying treatment! We've made the anxiety-producing process of treatment writing simple with our ground-breaking approach to the form. By the end of this workshop, you will have a strong treatment and a solid log line for your screenplay that has been vetted by an industry professional.

In this online writing course you will learn:

  • What a treatment is and what it isn't
  • When to use a treatment
  • The differences between a treatment,synopsis, coverage, beat sheet and outline
  • The proper format for a treatment
  • How to choose what scenes go in your treatment
  • What to do with your treatment
  • Where to look for story ideas
  • The five key components of a feature film treatment
  • The six parts of a television series treatment
  • How to write and what to include in a one-pager
  • How to use a treatment as a sales tool

All of Screenwriters University's workshops are designed to fit into even the busiest of schedules. The workshops have no set meeting time.You can sign in and read lectures, complete and submit assignments, and participate in discussions on a timetable that fits your needs. This workshop will consist of three, one-week sessions. Each session includes an online lecture as well as a writing assignment that will be submitted to the instructor for private review, along with various additional creative exercises and supplements. Student work can also be posted for group review and feedback. Throughout the workshop you will be able to participate in asynchronous lecture discussions, and you’re encouraged to take advantage of your classmate's feedback by posting the self-directed writing exercises.


Course Outline

Week 1: Introduction toTreatment Writing
  • What is a treatment, and why should youwrite one?
  • Crash course on film structure, and howit applies to the treatment
  • Discovering your story and plugging theholes in your plot
  • The key components of a treatment andlog line
Week 2: Working on the Treatment
  • The opening
  • The middle
  • The climax and denouement
  • Treatment writing FAQ
Week 3: Selling
  • The treatment as first step to ascreenplay
  • The treatment as a salestool
  • Selling your work FAQ
  • Protecting your treatment

Product Details

  • Date available: 06/20/2014
  • Publication date: 06/20/2014
  • Return policy: This item is not eligible for return.

Return Policy

Your satisfaction is our top priority. If you are not satisfied with your purchase, please return the item(s) for an exchange or refund within 30 days from the purchase date, unless otherwise noted on the product page.

Ship the item(s) to The Writers Store via a traceable and insured method. You will be responsible for return shipping fees.

Please include a completed Return Form with your shipment. Refunds take up to one week to process once we have received the item(s).

Software returns must be deactivated and uninstalled from your computer before a refund may be issued. Please contact the software manufacturer if you need assistance uninstalling or deactivating your software.

The following items are not returnable: Hollywood Creative Directories, DVDs (opened), and Gift Certificates.

Meet the Author: George Yanok

George Yanok has had extensive experience writing and developing television pilots for both sitcom and long form programming. Nominated numerous times, he has won two EMMY’S and the Writers Guild of America Award.

Yanok’s episodic credits include “The Bob Newhart Show”, “Sanford & Son”. Welcome Back, Kotter”, “The Ted Knight Show” and series for Lynn Redgrave and Stockard Channing. Among the well-known performers he has worked with are Steve Martin, Lily Tomlin, Richard Pryor and The Smothers Brothers.

Yanok currently teaches at Watkins College of Art and Design & Film School in Nashville and is a popular online teacher (Scr...