Film Production





Project Title


Your Name

Project specifications: 

     Running time





1.  Rationale


The first section of your treatment makes a case for your idea.  What are you trying to communicate in this project?  Why is it worth doing?  What is unique or important about this project for you?  For your audience?



2.  Overview


The second section of a treatment gives a synopsis (a brief summary) of the project.  Describe what we will see and hear from beginning to end while we watch this.  OMIT TECHNICAL DETAILS—these belong in the shooting script that you will write when you are satisfied with your treatment.  The synopsis needs to be both brief and complete, giving the beginning, middle, and end of the actions and sounds in the production.


3.  Production assessment


Describe and evaluate any production problems that arise because of this idea.  Outline how you plan to solve the problems that you can anticipate.