Documentary Writing - 5222

Description: You have a wonderful idea for a documentary and need to turn it into a winning proposal. But how can you write a proposal for a film that hasn't been made? What elements can you use to effectively sell your story? How does a concept become real? Documentary filmmakers often use outlines and treatments in their project descriptions to give commissioning editors, foundations, granting agencies and other funders an idea of the film they intend to make. This 3-day class will take you through the steps to conceive, research, plan and write an effective outline and treatment. Students should come with several documentary ideas and be prepared to take at least one of them to treatment stage during the course. Instructor: Annette Mangaard NOTE: Deadline to withdraw from this class is 5:00 pm on November 5th. A $15 withdrawal fee applies.