Stage 32 Glossary


A treatment is a detailed literary summary or presentation of a film's story (and each major scene), with action and characters described in prose form, and sometimes including bits of dialogue. Often used to market and/or sell a film project or script. Usually it is an abridged script longer than a synopsis (a brief summation of a film). A completed treatment is a late stage in the development of a screenplay after several story conferences have incorporated changes into the script.