Writing A Treatment And Synopsis For A Screenplay – Shane Stanley

Film Courage: What if someone doesn’t know the difference between a synopsis versus a treatment?

Shane Stanley, Filmmaker/Author/Instructor: I think a synopsis versus a treatment a good answer at least that I can give what I see it as a synopsis is usually a paragraph or two, a 1,000 words or less is kind of it’s going to tell me what this is. Now a treatment usually is going to have a log line. It’s going to have what the tonality is. It’s going to have purpose, it’s going to have the message and then it’s going to give me five acts, a paragraph…(Watch the video interview on Youtube here).

 
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