Writing Treatments That Sell, Second Edition

How to Create and Market Your Story Ideas to the Motion Picture and TV Industry

Kenneth Atchity and Chi-li Wong

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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.

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"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 of Making a Good Script Great and From Script to Screen

"Essential material for the beginning screenwriter and the established writer, both."-Dale Pollack, producer of Saturday Night Fever

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Kenneth Atchity and Chi-li Wong

Kenneth Atchity is a screenwriter and the author of numerous books, including A Writer's Time. His partner and co-author, Chi-Li Wong, is a vice president at Atchity Entertainment. They both live in Los Angeles.

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Writing Treatments That Sell, Second Edition
How to Create and Market Your Story Ideas to the Motion Picture and TV Industry
Kenneth Atchity and Chi-li Wong

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Trade Paperback
Henry Holt and Co.
Holt Paperbacks
February 2003
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ISBN: 9780805072785
ISBN10: 0805072780
5 1/2 x 8 1/4 inches, 272 pages
$17.99
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