Is your treatment as exciting as your script?
Treatments are vital both for planning scripts and for selling them, but what the books don't tell you is that a good treatment demands a totally different set of skills - skills which are rarely taught outside production companies.
In this practical and inspiring workshop you'll learn the secrets of writing strong and involving treatments for cinema, TV single drama and series.
Charles Harris is an award-winning writer-director and a leading exponent of the art of writing treatments. He creates a warm, constructive atmosphere, with expert feedback, for you to raise your writing skills to the highest levels.
Building the treatment
Everything starts from your story premise. He will analyse top professional treatments for you, showing how they evolve organically from their core idea.
One of the problems that faces writers is the need to supply producers with treatments, outlines and synopses of widely varying lengths.
Starting with one paragraph outlines, Charles will give you precise and constructive feedback on your work.
You will then learn how to build on this - to one page, then two pages (ideal for the Euroscript Competition) and onwards, through to fifty page "Master" Treatments, and he will show how you can use each length for its maximum impact.
A treatment demands you write in a very different style from a script. Charles helps you find your natural writing voice, with an assured flow that does the fullest justice to the story or series you are creating.
You'll also receive treatments to read in advance and a printed handbook filled with professional cinema and TV treatments, including series proposals, of all lengths.
No matter where you are, beginner or advanced, first idea or completed screenplay, you will gain a powerful new understanding of how treatments work and how to write the very best.
Complete Treatments includes
The best course I have been on about writing treatments.
Zamurrad Naqvi - Writer and workshop facilitator
I learnt more in one day than I ever did from other courses.
Edwina Tyrrell - Writer-Editor - Online Content Creator
Gave me the confidence and tools to create a lean, attention-grabbing story. As a result, I was awarded money to write the script.
Daf Palfrey, writer-director
University of London
London WC1E 7HX
£99 (concessions £89) - BLACK FRIDAY HALF PRICE OFFER IF BOOKED BEFORE 9PM - £49.50 - CLICK HERE TO BOOK
On this course we are offering the concessionary rate to members of WGGB, WFTV, Society of Authors, BECTU, ITF, Directors UK, Newman House, London Writers' Cafe and Scenaristengilde.
Email or phone: +44 (0)20 7435 1330
Charles Harris is the author of the acclaimed books Jaws in Space and Complete Screenwriting Course. An experienced award-winning writer-director for cinema and TV, he has worked with major names in the industry from James Stewart to Alexei Sayle. He has sat on Bafta awards juries, lectured on MA courses and taught writers, directors and producers from all over the world.