Writing Treatments That Sell Second Edition

Describes the structure and function of a treatment and discusses character, setting, theme, action, and copyright protection, and offers step-by-step guidelines for preparing a winning treatment for each media.

Author: Kenneth Atchity

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 0805072780

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 240

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Describes the structure and function of a treatment and discusses character, setting, theme, action, and copyright protection, and offers step-by-step guidelines for preparing a winning treatment for each media.

Writing Treatments That Sell

In this accessible, entertaining guide, writer-producers Kenneth Atchity and Chi-Li Wong tell readers everything they need to know to create an effective and salable treatment, one that includes such key elements as conflict, likable ...

Author: Kenneth Atchity

Publisher: Holt Paperbacks

ISBN: 0805042830

Category: Reference

Page: 240

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As Hollywood insiders know, the first step in selling your story idea for film or television isn't writing a script - it's preparing a treatment, the brief pitch of a story that sells the concept to a busy producer or agent. In this accessible, entertaining guide, writer-producers Kenneth Atchity and Chi-Li Wong tell readers everything they need to know to create an effective and salable treatment, one that includes such key elements as conflict, likable characters, plot twists, a climax, and visual drama.

Writing Treatments That Sell Second Edition

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.

Author: Kenneth Atchity

Publisher: Holt Paperbacks

ISBN: 0805072780

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 272

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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.

Writing Treatments That Sell

In this entertaining guide, writer-producers Ken Atchity and Chi-Li Wong tell readers everything they need to know to create an effective and salable treatment--one that includes such key elements as a compelling conflict, likable ...

Author: Kenneth Atchity

Publisher: Holt Paperbacks

ISBN: 0805042830

Category: Reference

Page: 240

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Kenneth Atchityis a screenwriter and the author of ten books, includingA Writer’s Time. As the head of his own film management company, he has produced more than twenty films. Chi-Li Wongis a vice president at Atchity Entertainment Using dozens of examples from actual productions,Writing Treatments That Selldistinguishes between scripts designed for feature films, episodic television, and made-for-TV movies and shows step-by-step how to prepare a treatment for each. Also included is essential information on copyrighting original ideas for screenplays, as well as acquiring rights to adaptable books and true-life stories. With a comprehensive glossary of industry terms and an overview of the various entertainment markets, this book is perfect for students who want to learn how to write an effective script. "Atchity and Wong have accomplished the near-impossible task of offering a clear road map through Hollywood`s Byzantine structure of buying film and television properties. Essential material for the beginning screenwriter and the established writer both."—Dale Pollack, producer,BlazeandSaturday Night Fever "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 ofMaking a Good Script GreatandFrom Script to Screen

Writing Screenplays That Sell

Do not write treatments until they are requested. Until you have proved yourself to
an executive who is asking to see your ideas, treatments will be of no value. And
after presenting your treatment or pitch to a person in power, go back to writing ...

Author: Michael Hauge

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9781408157008

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 384

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"No one is better than Michael Hauge at finding what is most authentic in every moment of a story...." Will Smith, actor "In the field of teaching screenwriting, Michael Hauge is indeed a master." The Freelance Screenwriter's Forum A bestseller for 20 years, Hauge's unique 'six step' approach to screenwriting cuts through nonsense, striking the perfect balance between commercial advice, artistic encouragement and lucid examples from hundreds of great films. Never losing sight of the fundamental purpose of a script: emotional impact, Hauge's engaging and inspiring book takes you on a journey through story concept, character development, theme, structure and scenes. Screenwriting is an art, but Hague's book is unashamedly commercial with advice on how to submit a manuscript, select an agent and market yourself. Updates to this edition include a new, masterful analysis of Avatar's script, new scripts examples, a new chapter on breaking the rules - succussful scripts that don't follow the traditional Hollywood model and online marketing tools for screenwriters.

Teach Yourself Screenwriting

Now let's examine the treatment as it is mostly used : as a selling document sent
by writers to producers ( or by producers to commissioning heads ) so they may
decide if they want to commission the project , with you writing the screenplay ( or
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Author: Ray Frensham

Publisher:

ISBN: GENT:900071419665

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Writer s Guide to Book Editors Publishers and Literary Agents 1999 2000

Comprehensive handbook offers a stylish account of how to get in tune , stay
attuned , and fine - tune your writing skills . Includes section on effective
marketing for writers . Atchity , Kenneth J . , and Chi - Li Wong . Writing
Treatments That Sell ...

Author: Jeff Herman

Publisher: Prima Lifestyles

ISBN: 0761513531

Category: Authorship

Page: 984

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Over the years, "Writer's Guide to Book Editors, Publishers, and Literary Agents has helped thousands of writers just like you get their books published. With the best and most up-to-date listings of key book publishing insiders, "Writer's Guide gets you past the reject piles and into the hands of the right people. Nowhere else will you find the detail, the insight, the depth. Nowhere else will you find the solid inside information. "Writer's Guide is your key to book publishing success. It gets you inside. It gets you noticed. Your talent will do the rest. "Beats the pants off "Writer's Market." --Michael Werner, coauthor of "Databases for Businesses and "Using Lotus 1-2-3 "This guide started my book publishing career." --Marcos McPeek Villatoro, author of "A Fire in the Earth, They Say That I Am Two, and "Walking to La Milpa "The finest lead source that I've ever seen. A must buy for every writer, published or not!" --Derek Savage, author of "The Second Coming and "The Dancer "Invaluable information, from query letter to book proposal. This book has made my dreams come true." --Eileen Oster, author of "The Healing Mind "This book got my foot in the door." --Wynn Goldsmith, writer "A masterpiece. I have never found so much practical information in this type of book before." --Walter Lambert, author of "Healing the Trauma of Divorce "As a writer and literary agent, this book has been invaluable." --Mary N. Oluonye, O-Squared Literary Agency "Jeff Herman has crammed a generous helping of information and advice into this invaluable book." --Paul Nathan, "Publishers Weekly ""Writer's Guide haseclipsed both "Literary Market Place and "Writer's Market as a source of projects for our agency. At least a third of our sales last year came as a result of this book." --Michael Snell, Michael Snell Literary Agency About the Author /Jeff Herman is founder of The Jeff Herman Literary Agency, one of New York's leading agencies for writers. He has sold hundreds of titles and represents dozens of top authors.

Writer s Guide to Book Editors Publishers and Literary Agents 1998 1999

Comprehensive handbook offers a stylish account of how to get in tune , stay
attuned , and fine - tune your writing skills . Includes section on effective
marketing for writers . Atchity , Kenneth J . , and Chi - Li Wong . Writing
Treatments That Sell ...

Author: Jeff Herman

Publisher: Prima Lifestyles

ISBN: 0761510125

Category: Authors and publishers

Page: 975

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"A real find for the aspiring writer."--"The Associated Press "In-depth information."--"The Writer Who are they? What do they want? How do you win them over? Find the answers to these questions and more in the 1998-1999 edition of the "Writer's Guide to Book Editors, Publishers, and Literary Agents by Jeff Herman. Filled with "the information authors and aspiring authors need in order to avoid having a manuscript end up in the "slush pile," this comprehensive listing is organized in an easy-to-use format. It includes in-depth information about publishing houses and literary agents in the United States and Canada. The specifics include the names and addresses of editors and agents, what they're looking for, comission rates, and other key information. In addition, readers will discover the most common mistakes people make while attempting to solicit an agent (and how to avoid them) as well as numerous suggestions designed to increase the chances of getting representation. "Writer's Guide to Book Editors, Publishers, and Literary Agents also includes dozens of valuable essays giving readers insight and guidance into such topics as: - How to Write the Perfect Query Letter - The Knockout Nonfiction Book Proposal - How to Thrive After Signing a Publishing Contract - Mastering Ghostwriting and Collaboration - Free Versus Fee: The Issue of Literary Agency Fees About the Author "Jeff Herman is the founder of The Jeff Herman Literary Agency, a leading New York agency. He has sold hundreds of titles and represents dozens of top authors. Herman frequently speaks to writer's groups and at conferences on the topic of getting published.

Christian Writers Market Guide 2005

Michael Hauge offers coaching and consultation services dedicated to the art ,
craft , and business of screenwriting . ... Hauge ; Story by Robert McKee ; The
Writer ' s Journey by Chris Vogler ; Writing Treatments That Sell by Ken Atchity .

Author: Sally E. Stuart

Publisher: Shaw

ISBN: 0877882002

Category: Reference

Page: 609

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Twenty Years of Equipping Christian Writers. Countless books can help you hone your writing skills, but The Christian Writers’ Market Guide is the one reference tool that helps you get what you write into the hands of the industry’s top publishers and marketers. The most up-to-date marketing resource for Christian writer–and the only one written exclusively for this specialized market–the twentieth edition of this reference guide includes information on agents, editors, publisher guidelines, specialty markets, and more. Whether you are a beginning or advanced writer, full-time freelancer, agent, editor, publisher, publicist, instructor, or student, The Christian Writers’ Market Guide 2005 is your best link to new or expanded publishing success. “An indispensable tool. For all you writers on Christian topics, this is the reference you have to buy.” –Writers’ Journal “An essential reference for anyone seeking to be published in the Christian community.” –The Midwest Book Review “Stuart’s guide stands out from the rest with its wealth of information and helpful hints.” –Book Reviews for Church Librarians “The single most valuable tool for those who wish to get their writing published.” –CLASS Communiqué

Christian Writers Market Guide 2001

SCRIPTWRITING RECOMMENDED BOOKS . Making a Good Script Great , by
Linda Seger ; Writing Screenplays That Sell , by Michael Hauge ; Story , by
Robert McKee ; The Writer ' s Journey , by Chris Vogler ; Writing Treatments That
Sell ...

Author: Sally E. Stuart

Publisher: Shaw

ISBN: 0877881898

Category: Authorship

Page: 624

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"Christian Writers' Market Guide 2001" is not only the most up-to-date marketing resource for Christian writers, it is the only guide written exclusively for this specialized market. Including more than 1,200 periodicals, books, and specialty markets, this classic reference book provides information on how to contract publishers, enter writing contests, and research Web sites.

Writer s Guide to Hollywood Producers Directors and Screenwriter s Agents 2002 2003

... Writing for Television and Radio by Robert L . Hilliard Writing for the Broadcast
Media by Peter E . Mayeau Writing for the Media : Film , Television , Video , and
Radio by Martin Maloney and Paul Max Rubenstein Writing Treatments That Sell
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Author: Skip Press

Publisher: Prima Lifestyles

ISBN: 0761531874

Category: Reference

Page: 432

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Now You Have a Friend in the Industry! So you want to get into show business? In Hollywood, it's not what you know, but who you know that counts. Whether your dream is to become a Hollywood writer or find the perfect producer to buy your script, at your fingertips are the insider hints and secrets you need to get discovered and succeed in this ultracompetitive industry. Hollywood guru and screenwriter Skip Press introduces you to hundreds of producers, directors, and agents and tells you how to reach them--by mail, phone, fax, or e-mail. You'll learn how to: -Market screenplays, novels, or short stories to the right people -Tailor your proposal to the preferences of each producer, director, or agent -Understand the real Hollywood and everything show business -Find the best agent or manager "Thoughtfully written, clearly laid out, and of great value to beginners and old-timers alike. This book combines fearless opinions and invaluable hard facts--both of which are hard to find in Hollywood." --Gareth Wigan, co-vice chairman, Columbia TriStar Motion Picture Group "An entertaining and valuable tool for anyone interested in show business." --Paul Mason Sr., vice president of production, Viacom "An invaluable resource for breaking into the movie and television business." --Barbara Anne Hiser, Emmy-winning cable and network television producer "An insightful guide to the intricate Hollywood network." --Oliver Eberle, founder and CEO, ShowBIZData.com "The bonus for readers of this book is that Skip Press is a good writer--accessible, clear, persuasive, motivating, and easy to understand." --Jerry B. Jenkins, coauthor, the Left Behind series

How to Sell what You Write

show, that you have a synopsis, treatment, or script and want to submit it for
consideration on a speculative basis. Yes, I know I've warned against writing on
spec. But in television, unless you're an experienced writer with a good
reputation ...

Author: Jane Adams

Publisher: Putnam Publishing Group

ISBN: UOM:39015008837117

Category: Authorship

Page: 143

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Writer s Guide to Book Editors Publishers and Literary Agents 2002 2003

Author of 13 books , including A Writer's Time : A Guide to the Creative Process ,
from Vision Through Revision ( Norton ) , The Mercury Transition : Career
Change Through Entrepreneurship ( Longmeadow ) , and Writing Treatments
That Sell ...

Author: Jeff Herman

Publisher: Prima Lifestyles

ISBN: 0761530231

Category: Authorship

Page: 912

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This one-of-a-kind reference provides critical information on securing publishing contracts.

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ISBN: 0945941153

Category: Art

Page: 353

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I Could ve Written a Better Movie Than That

There are two types of treatments - one for the writer's eyes only , and one to use
as a marketing tool ( to sell the script to producers or sell the executive in a
development deal , so they'll let the writer go to first draft ) . I have found this
service to ...

Author: Derek Rydall

Publisher:

ISBN: IND:30000102902743

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 307

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Written by a Hollywood "script doctor," this guide to a lucrative career in the film business shows readers how to turn an instinct into a good film story into cash by breaking in to this business. Original.

How to Sell Your Screenplay

First and foremost is a good writing sample . Good ideas don ' t mean much if a
writer can ' t prove he or she can write a full script . So spending time writing
treatments and outlines or submitting ideas to anyone who will listen may be
good ...

Author: Carl Sautter

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015013907855

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 244

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Christian Writers Market Guide 2007

Michael Hauge offers coaching and consultation services dedicated to the art ,
craft , and business of screenwriting . ... ( 4 ) The Writer's Journey by Chris Vogler
; ( 5 ) Writing Treatments That Sell by Ken Atchity ; ( 6 ) The Complete Guide to ...

Author: Sally Stuart

Publisher: WaterBrook Press

ISBN: 1400071259

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 630

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A trusted resource by Christian writers for more than two decades provides up-to-date information on more than 1,200 Christian literary markets, listing agents, special markets contacts, editorial services, writers' conferences and groups, contests, resources, a handy CD-ROM with text listings, and more. Original.

Blueprint for Screenwriting

With its unique and insightful approach to the writing process, this book will be indispensable for scriptwriters, fiction writers, and professional writers, and it will serve as a useful text in screenwriting courses.

Author: Rachel Ballon

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135613853

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 184

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Blueprint for Screenwriting demystifies the writing process by developing a "blueprint" for writers to follow for each new screenplay--from original concept to completed script. Author and international script consultant Dr. Rachel Ballon explores the writing craft and emphasizes creativity in the writing process. She blends her expertise in script analysis and writing coaching with her personal experience as a screenwriter to help writers construct their stories and characters. Starting with the story's framework, Dr. Ballon helps readers to understand the key "building blocks" of story structure and character development, including characters' emotional and psychological states, story conflicts, and scene and act structure. She also covers the essential components in the script writing process, such as outlines, script treatments, synopses, and formats. Dr. Ballon devotes a chapter to overcoming writer's block--the writer's greatest obstacle--and offers guidance for taking the next steps once a script is completed. A practical tool for any writer, this distinctive resource: *offers a blueprint for writers to follow, breaking the writing process down into specific, easy-to-follow steps; *stresses the psychology of the characters as well as that of the writer; and *offers first-hand knowledge of the screenwriting process and gives practical advice for completing and marketing scripts. With its unique and insightful approach to the writing process, this book will be indispensable for scriptwriters, fiction writers, and professional writers, and it will serve as a useful text in screenwriting courses.

Writing for the Media

Treatments sell or do not sell depending on whether they present an interesting ,
straightforward story from the first sentence . Most readers in the ed . itorial or
story departments of the studios scan the pages . Unless they see the story
quickly ...

Author: Paul Rubenstein

Publisher: Allyn & Bacon

ISBN: UCAL:B4967948

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 290

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