Do you have a film, TV or digital project that you need to write a treatment for, but don't know how?
Then lucky for you, I am starting a writing class called "How to Write a Treatment."
Over the past 25 years in Hollywood I have worked on 200+ hours of broadcast TV programming as well as feature films, and have written hundreds of treatments for my own projects, as well as for some of the biggest production companies in Hollywood (mainly as a development producer.)
I can teach you everything you need to know about writing a proper treatment for your project, that will be both compelling AND up-to-date with all the creative and stylistic practices currently in use in the entertainment industry.
There are a TON of screenwriting classes in Hollywood, but hardly ANY of them focus on the actual art and craft of treatment writing -- so if you want to learn how to write a killer "TMT" in a supportive environment, then this is the class for you.
The 2-hour introductory class is FREE and takes place the first Monday of every month @ 8 PM @ LA Acting Studios, 5435 Cahuenga Blvd North Hollywood, CA 91601.
To sign up, please contact me through Meetup or go to www.exothermicentertainment.com, click on the "Book" button in the section called "Writing Class" and I'll see you (and your laptop) there!
This free introductory 2-hour seminar will cover the basics of what it takes to write a compelling treatment for a scripted or unscripted TV or film project, and then pitch it to a potential buyer.
First I will go over the psychology of pitching your project to an actual development executive, and tips/techniques and "Do's & Don'ts" you can use to make the best use of your (and their) time during the pitch meeting.
Then we will have a pitch session where you pitch me your three (3) best ideas, and I will give you feedback on them. Then I will share the basic treatment formats that are commonly in use in the entertainment industry.
Finally, I will go over basic methods and techniques that you can use to truly capture the essence -- either verbally or in writing -- of the project you are trying to sell.
This free class is an intro to the 3-week course that will take place on the three subsequent Mondays. The price of the class is $200 if you pay for it on the night of the free class, and $250 if you pay any time during the week leading up to Class #1.
Your "homework" for Class #1 (the first class after the free class) will be to write a one-page summary (i.e., a "one pager") describing what we have mutually agreed on as being your most commercially viable project
In Class #1, I will give notes on your one-pager, and then teach you how to format and write the rest of the treatment.
In Class #2, I will give notes on the first draft of your full treatment, and teach you any tips, tricks or techniques you might need to edit the second draft.
In Class #3, I will give notes on the second draft, which will allow you to polish it into a final draft.
After you have incorporated any final notes I have given you in Class #3, you will have a finished, professional treatment suitable for submission to any development executive working at any studio or network.