What is a Treatment?Jul 27, 2022
Officially, most Treatments are written for Film, but just because this Industry began this format does not limit to this Industry.
In our Modern World of Transmedia, a Treatment can be written for any Project (Idea, Concept, Premise, etc.) in any Published Format (Book, Comic Book, eBook, Video Game, Feature Film, TV Series, Web Series, etc.).
A Treatment’s length is usually from 8-20 pages.
However, a treatment can range from 1 page up to 100 pages, depending on the complexity and length of the Project.
A Treatment is a Narrative, written in Prose.
It can be for a Fiction, Non-Fiction, or Hybrid Project.
Structure (Narrative and Story Development)
Overall, a Treatment tells the story of what happens in your Project.
Going deeper, it is a synopsis of your story, written with action and sparse dialogue.
Structure (Stylistic and Literary Purpose)
A Treatment is written in the present tense and its presentation is usually engaging to a reader.