TV WRITING & DEVELOPMENT MASTERCLASS
How to Write a TV Treatment (with Examples)
So you have an idea, now what? We take you through the process of writing a TV treatment that takes it from a concept to a series with legs.
How to write a tv TREATMENT: EPISODE 1
Is this a good idea for a tv show?
So it happened. Inspiration struck and now you have the best series idea ever. It's a show that the world has got to see. It's going to be huge!
Well, first you're got to get it from your brain onto the page where you can share it with other people.
But an idea isn't good enough. You need to extract it to the nitty-grotty details. Series are about on-going problems and have to prove they have "legs" to keep going.
Not every idea has the ability to go on for multiple episodes. So when you're sitting down to develop your story, you have to think about beginnings and endings.
Does your script set up backstory well?
Are you introducing a new global drive for your main characters?
Will there be a cliffhanger to keep viewers hooked?
Are the threads that exist in the pilot capable of unraveling over multiple seasons?
All this is to ask:
does your screenplay have LEGS?
Are you thinking of on-going stories, or do you need to reexamine some of your themes to flesh them out more?
Tune in to find out!