Treatment


Treatments!

Here is a great site with some real treatments. They don’t fit on a napkin like yours should, but they are pretty cool to read:
http://www.simplyscripts.com/treatments.html

Here’s one that was WAY too long (I’m not sure how it ever got made into a movie!):
http://www.scifiscripts.com/scripts/StarWarsTreatment.txt

Explanation:
Treatments usually consist of three parts (Acts). They are:

1. Exposition– Set up: where are we, who or what does the audience need to care about?

2. Conflict: this is the situation, the action, what happens in the story. The climax usually happens at the end of ‘Act 2.’

3. Resolution: this is the ‘wrap-up,’ how it all turns out