Writing Your Feature or Pilot Treatment: 3-Week Class Starts Sat 8/18

Saturdays 8/18, 8/25 & 9/1 @ 11:00am - 1:00pm PT
Taught by Mark Saffian (Co-Founder, The Content House)

Picture this, you’ve got this amazing idea all polished and ready to go. You start talking to people, pitching and trying to find a home for it, when someone asks to see a treatment. And now you don’t know what to do. What even goes into a treatment? How long or short should it be? Should you include graphics?

Don’t worry! Mark Saffian from The Content House is here to answer all this and more, including how you can use a treatment both as a development tool for yourself and a marketing tool for the completed script!

This Three Week Clinic Will Cover:
  • Who are treatments for 
  • What information should be included 
  • How long or short should it be 
  • Feedback on your treatment   
  • Live Q&A 

Leave the class with a 1-3 page treatment of your new or existing script!

*Open to both Features & TV Pilots!*

About Your Instructor:

Mark Saffian worked in production for years as a Production Coordinator and Assistant Director before becoming an executive. Beginning in the mailroom at APA, then being promoted to an Assistant in the Packaging Department eventually becoming the Literary Department Development Coordinator where he helped to develop and sold pilots and films for the agency including the feature film "O" a modern retelling of Othello and the television series "24". After APA, Mark was a Development Executive and Story Editor for Sony Pictures and Sid Ganis/Out of the Blue Entertainment where he was a Story Editor on "Big Daddy" and "Deuce Bigelow: Male Gigolo". Mark read spec scripts, screenplays, pilots, books and evaluated projects of all types for acquisition and development for both film and television for the studio.

Mark’s current company is Content House, a literary management company, which represents dozens of New York Times Best Selling Authors, screenwriters, directors and production companies. They also represent a lot of the top names in comic book authors and creators, webcomics, video games and new media. They are currently actively developing The Crook Factory based on the best-selling novel by Dan Simmons (The Terror, Hyperion) telling the true story of Ernest Hemingway running a spy ring out of Cuba during World War 2, as well as, the television series "One Second After" with Constantin Films based on the best selling trilogy of books by William Forstchen. Recently, The Content House sold or set-up series on behalf of their clients to EOne, Warner Bros. Studios, Warner Animation, CW, Comedy Central, Showtime, and HBO.