Why a Treatment is Essential
It is both a development and a sales tool.
When you take the time to thoroughly develop and refine your show on paper treatment form, you’ll understand every aspect of it and…
the BIG BONUS… is you’ll be able to pitch it more effectively.
No other document explains the dynamics and potential of your show better than a well-prepared treatment. A network exec or buyer should be able to read your treatment and ‘get’ exactly what your show is about and how it will play. A treatment IS the single strongest case for your show. The characters, the conflicts, the drama, the humor, the compelling and on-going narrative – it’s all got to be there for anyone to want to pursue your concept further.
A scripted show, whether drama, sitcom, or animation, will need a script to fully convey how an episode will play out – the tone, the pace, the dialogue, the humor, etc. But it also will need a treatment to fully layout the BIG PICTURE for what the themes of the show are, where it’s going, and why it inevitably will be successful.
Any type of show that isn’t scripted – reality, game, docudrama, contest, etc. – simply MUST have a treatment. No show will be seriously considered without one.
What are some of the things a treatment achieves?
We develop great treatments in collaboration with you, the creator of your show, to make the strongest case possible for your show.
You own every concept, improvement or enhancement we contribute to the development of your show and the writing of your treatment. Remember, a treatment is anything BUT a boring business plan.