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Story Development and Treatment Writing for Feature Films

Tutors: Paul Fitzsimons

Date: Wednesday, October 23rd, 2019

Duration: 1 day

Venue: Dublin

Cost: €100

Course Profile:

MODULE 1 | CONCEPT & PLOT

  • Establishing the Story
  • Expanding the Concept into a Plot
  • The Brain Dump
  • Elements to The Story
  • The Main Challenge
  • The Story’s Key Points
  • Knowing the Story’s Theme
  • Identifying the Hero, Villain and Other Characters and How They Contribute
  • Establishing Goals
  • The Hero’s and Villain’s Actions and Their Consequences
  • Establishing a satisfying and appropriate story climax
  • Introduction to pacing
  • Introduction to screenplay structure
  • Introduction to character development and dialogue
  • Introduction to the film industry

MODULE 2 | WRITING A SYNOPSIS AND TREATMENT

  • What is a synopsis?
  • Why a synopsis is so important
  • What goes into a synopsis
  • What is a treatment?
  • What a treatment is used for
  • What goes into a treatment
  • How is the treatment structured.

Participant Profile:

This course is aimed at writers.

Application Procedure:

Please apply online with an up to date CV by 10am on Monday 7 October.

For further information, please email grainne.bennett@screenskillsireland.ie.

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