A relatively brief and loosely narrative pitch of a story intended for production as a film for theater or television broadcast. Written in user-friendly, dramatic, but straightforward and highly-visual prose, in the present tense, the treatment highlights in broad strokes your story's hook, primary characters, acts and action line, setting, point of view, and most dramatic scenes and turning points.
similar in form and style to a synopsis but only a much more detailed telling of a story. Generally includes every scene and plot involved. These are also written in a prose form, similar to a novel, but still usually with little to no dialogue. They are considered more or less a tool for writers when they are initially fleshing out their idea(s) for script.
A condensed version of the script to describe what will be seen and heard. It gives a chronological rundown of the prospective script, detailing information on the setting, plot, characters, and dialogue.
a brief synopsis of your idea and how it is suited to television
a detailed outline with your plot and main characters well defined
a more detailed synopsis of your idea and how it is suited for television
a narrative version of the story in a script, presented in story format, describing the main action with little or no dialogue
a preliminary story idea that is written out in paragraph form, rather than set in dialogue and action
a short prose piece that describes a potential screenplay
a short synopsis of a screenplay used for assessment purposes when deciding whether the green-light a production
a short version of the story in narrative form
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A detailed synopsis of a movie's story, with action and character rendered in prose form.
One of the starting blocks in the development process, the treatment takes the outline a step further, adding depth to character and story by filling in missing blanks. The treatment's main purpose is to tell the complete story before setting it in script form. Most are written in prose and range from ten to twenty pages. The treatment is the best place to hammer out initial story and character problems. Unless a script is sold on spec, most buyers require a treatment (or very detailed) outline from its writers before commencement of the actual screenplay. If financed independently, the treatment's often a part of the initial fundraising package.
Longer than a synopsis, a blow by blow account of the story with all important details present, told in present tense.
a prose synopsis of a screenplay that gives the reader a general understanding of the storyline, the plot elements, and the characters.
Usually a synopsis in present tense, short story form of a screenplay summarizing dialogue and describing only what an audience would see and hear. Can also be a puff piece designed to sell the script rather than give comprehensive information about content.
A movie in prose form, anywhere from 15-60pp, which details a blow-by-blow summary of the story (important details of each scene, action, and character) told in present tense and generally with no dialogue.
A synopsis of a film idea, relating most details of the story through present-tense action and no dialog. A TREATMENT is usually 5-30 pages in length, and can be copyrighted.
the detailed summary of story told in present tense which is generally five to twenty pages in length.
The plot of a screenplay written out in prose form, in one to two pages. The story, specifically the action of the story; beginning, middle, and end; very clearly written. Very spare and straightforward - does not contain extraneous emotional or cerebral content nor long excerpts of dialogue. It is crucial for a screenwriter to write a treatment of their story before they begin writing the actual script, and then also after they're finished to help market it. Many companies will require a one page treatment sent ahead of time for review before they accept the screenplay. Also called a synopsis or pitch; not to be confused with a long-form 25 page treatment (or even longer scriptment) which includes blocked excerpts of dialogue and is written more in screenplay format.
In screenwriting, a full narrative description of the story, including sample dialogue.
A scene by scene description of a screenplay, minus all or most of the dialogue.
An abridged script; longer than a synopsis. It consists of a summary of each major scene of a proposed movie and descriptions of the significant characters and may even include snippets of dialogue. While a complete script is around 100 pages, a treatment is closer to 10.