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1. Producer selects a story idea sourced from:

  • Books
  • Plays
  • Historical Events
  • Graphic novels
  • Comics
  • Video Games
  • Original Ideas

2. Prepare a synopsis of the story

3. Prepare a Step Outline. Which breaks the story down into one-paragraph scenes that concentrate on dramatic structure.

4. Treatment. a 25-to-30-page description of the story, its mood, and characters. This usually has little dialogue and stage direction, but often contains drawings that help visualize key points