Screenplay Treatments

Treatments are used to promote screenplays in lieu of sending out the screenplay itself. They normally run from several pages up to thirty pages and crafted by the screenwriter prior to writing the actual screenplay often, so they can use the treatment like an outline to help them write that first draft. A treatment is the complete story broken down into its simplest form, very much like a short story. Treatments allow screenwriters to communicate their screenplay idea in a brief, yet compelling way but can serve as a powerful diagnostic tool as well.

Do you have a personal connection to your screenplay?

Back to the Chalkboard: Personal Connection

Have you ever had to write something you didn’t care about? Think back to high school, college, grad school, or even your job – there must have been some paper or assignment that you simply could not motivate yourself to write until the last possible minute. Or, you actually started writing this burden of...

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Business of Screenwriting: Keep It Simple

Click to tweet this article to your friends and followers! A lot of writers worry about the wrong things.  I sometimes think it’s because they take too many writing classes, read too many books on how to write a script and listen to too many people who don’t know what they are talking about. ...


Get Your Downloads of Award-Season Screenplays!

The best way to learn how to write an award-winning screenplay is to read those the industry recognizes as worthy of one. Below you’ll find links to this year’s potential winners. Hopefully, the prose on the page will help you learn a different writing lesson than simply watching the film itself. See which ones...