"The universe is made of stories, not of atoms."
—Muriel Rukeyser


Writing Treatments that Sell

The treatment is a tool used by Hollywood writers to provide a compelling overview of a story prior to writing or revising it. It’s as useful as a marketing device as it is as a diagnostic tool, and some treatments have even sold for millions of dollars. Based on his bestselling book, Writing Treatments that Sell, Dr. Atchity will show you what a treatment is and what you need to know about its essential elements in order to add it immediately to your arsenal of professional writing tools.

About the Presenter
Dr. Atchity is the author of 15 books, including A Writer’s Time, Writing Treatments That Sell, and How to Publish Your Novel. He’s worked successfully in nearly every area of the publishing and entertainment business, and has spent his lifetime helping writers get started with and improve their careers. As founder and head of Atchity Entertainment International, Inc., The Writer’s Lifeline, Inc., including Atchity Productions and Story Merchant, and The Louisiana Wave Studio, LLC. he has produced nearly 30 films in the past 20 years for major studios, television broadcasters, and independent distribution. He is currently nominated for an Emmy for “The Kennedy Detail,” based on the New York Times bestselling book he developed. For nearly twenty years before, as professor of literature and teacher of creative writing at Occidental College and UCLA, he helped literally hundreds of writers find a market for their work by bringing their craft and technique to the level of their ambition and vision. During his time at Occidental, he also served as a regular reviewer for The Los Angeles Times Book Review.

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