| Commentary

273 Outline/treatment agreements

| Commentary

273 Outline/treatment agreements

Where an existing work which is protected by copyright is not of sufficient length or detail to be adapted into a screenplay, the forces of economy which have shaped the option arrangement will not be relevant and the procedure is different. An outline is a basic description of what is intended to form the plot of the film and is normally between one and five pages in length (although it could be longer). Outlines are normally short documents written on speculation, sometimes by producers who will then engage writers to write treatments based on the outline.

A treatment

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