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Writing the Killer Treatment

Selling Your Story without a Script



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Writing the Killer Treatment: Selling Your Story without a Script by Michael Halperin
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It's Hollywood's oldest adage, If you want to break in this business kid, you're going to need a great script. What they should really tell you is that you need a great Treatment, often a 2 or 3 page storyline which tells your audience what your story is about. This book tells you how to the write and utilize your treatment to get your TV or Film project going fast!!!!

Table of Contents

Foreword; A Writer's Map; Exploring Options; Story Development; Adaptations; Longform; Episodic Television; Daytime Serials - The Soaps; Structure; A Final Word; Appendix: Interviews; Sample Treatment; Referenced Films and their Writers; Referenced Television Programs and their Writers and Creators; Copyright and Registration; "What Every Writer Needs to Know"; Find an Agent; Find a Producer

Author Biography

Michael Halperin Professional writer and screenwriting teacher, who has worked as an Executive Story Consultant for 20th Century-Fox Television and on staff with Universal Television. He has written and/or produced numerous television episodes, documentaries, and computer-based programs. He is the author of Writing the Second Act: Building Conflict and Tension in Your Film Script. Michael Halperin lives in Los Angeles.
Release date NZ
January 11th, 2002
Country of Publication
United States
Michael Wiese Productions
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