Hey, everyone! I'm in pre-production for a short thriller I wrote about three college journalist students. My budget will require funding help (especially if we land named talent) and I understand that a "film treatment" is like a brochure for your film that includes important info. Here is what I was thinking I'd do. I'd appreciate any advice from the wonderful, experienced folks on this site! :) About myself: I have written/directed/produced and self-funded a feature called Rockin' Reverend, and also a short film called The Holly King. Getting funding is new for me. I'm planning on designing a slick full color PDF in InDesign (I'm a designer) that has: • The poster art on the cover page • Title, genre, duration on first page • Logline, and plot outline • Character breakdown • Name talent info including head shots of name talent we are interested in and budget implications for name talent • Location photos and addresses I've already locked down • Studio space info including photo where we'd shoot green screen scene • Shooting schedule • Cinematography notes - movements, lighting, etc. • Audio notes - photo and bio of composer I work with, sound FX • Crew list of roles needed - D.P., A.D., script supervisor, camera assist, grips, gaffer, sound etc. • SAG short film contract info • Legal considerations - brief paragraph showing consideration for legal issues like copyright, location releases, liability insurance info, talent release • Budget - line item detailed budget with total for everything Once I have that, I'd approach a few people I know who might be able to help fund the film and shop the treatment around. I understand that I would get a Letter of Intent from these people that they intend to invest X dollars towards the film. I then plan on posting the casting call on breakdown services as SAG with info about name talent fee being negotiable. I'd have the Letter of Intent for name talent's agent and budget. I'm told that I'm looking at $1K per day plus First Class airfare, hotel, per diem for name talent (someone college age who has been in a regular on a TV show, for example). Feel free to correct me where I have made an error and give me any advice you have to offer. Thank you so much for your time!