Turn Your Book into a Movie

Hollywood treatment of your book for a possible option or screenplay.

Hollywood Book-to-Movie Treatment

Option Details:

If you believe your book would make a great movie or television series, the next economic step is often a Hollywood Treatment of your book. And when you book your trip to Hollywood with the Outskirts Press treatment option, a true Hollywood producer at a real Hollywood production company will be involved in contributing to and reviewing your treatment. Scroll down to Product Details for more information.

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Product details...

A Hollywood treatment is a thorough outline or creative roadmap for a literary property's adaptation to screenplay and is a crucial component if you want your book to be taken seriously by Hollywood.  A Treatment enables an author to demonstrate to entertainment decision-makers how his/her story might unfold on screen and helps Hollywood truly envision the material as they consider a purchase/option of the property (book).
When a Hollywood studio or producer is looking to "option" a property (i.e., a book) they will typically make the decision based upon either a treatment, a screenplay (script), or both. Having a professional Treatment written is typically the logical step to comprehensively see if the Hollywood Screenplay option is a worthwhile investment.
You will receive a 7-10 page creative adaptation by a screenwriter that focuses on story and characters.  As an adaptation, some story points and/or characters may be altered somewhat in order to give your book the best chance for Hollywood interest.  Treatments are the creative framework used by busy Hollywood decision-makers to transform your book into another medium. In short, treatments are a fast, efficient way for Hollywood executives to picture your book as a movie or television show in a "language" they understand.
A well-composed Treatment can sometimes even turn an average property into a "Green Light" at a studio or production company.

Included with the Treatment option:
  • Up to 3 different industry loglines: short catchy phrases that describe your story and quickly capture the attention of potential buyers
  • Producer assessment
  • Rationale (why choices/decisions were made so they can be addressed by the author) 
  • Creative treatment of your book, focusing on story/plot lines, main characterizations, etc.
  • Recommendations of what you can do now to make your story more attractive to Hollywood
  • You keep all your rights to your book and the Treatment.

On top of all that, your treatment will be studied and evaluated by a credited Hollywood producer, which might include consideration for optioning. Your treatment will also be submitted to a searchable Hollywood database, used by other studios, executives, and producers seeking materials to pitch, option, or buy.

Plus, as a bonus, an exclusive 3-year effort will automatically be set into motion by a Hollywood production company to option your completed treatment with Hollywood studios, producers, and/or stars.  Just imagine! Your own treatment for your book making the rounds in Hollywood as a hot property.

How much is it worth to you to get your book in front of the same Hollywood insiders who, combined, have worked on some of Hollywood's hottest properties, including:

· The Hunger Games
· The Blind Side
· Secretariat
· The Road
· G.I. Joe
· Wild Hogs
· Blades of Glory
· High School Musical
· The Book of Eli
· Enchanted
· True Blood (HBO)
· The Wire (HBO)
· Boardwalk Empire (HBO)
· Six Feet Under (HBO)
· The Sopranos (HBO)
· The Amazing Race (CBS)
· Survivor (CBS)

 Compare all the services of our "Book Your Trip to Hollywood" Suite, side by side, to pick the best one for you...

Option Name
What to Submit
Producer Feedback
Added to Hollywood Database
Est. Turnaround Time*
Published Book
7-10 page treatment
9 weeks
Screenplay  Published Book & Treatment
 Screenplay length varies
6 months

* We will make every effort to deliver faster, but these options are time-intensive, require the participation of busy professionals, and are fulfilled on a first-come, first-served basis.


Author testimonial
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"In a nutshell, the content of the Treatment was truly awesome. The professional team of writers compiled a comprehensive, succinct summary of my novel 'Downside Road' to my entire satisfaction missing nothing, and gave invaluable suggestions on how more emphasis on protagonists could be made, in addition to their enhancemnt of the complete story by adding additional conflicts to make it even more poignant. I'm really chuffed and can't wait to see the professionally-written Hollywood screenplay."

- Jerry Turner, author of
Downside Road

This Treatment is a prerequisite for ordering the Screenplay; and by adding this option to your cart, you agree to the following:

Hollywood Option Agreement

You hereby grant Outskirts Press and its affiliates, including, but not limited to, partner production company ("VM"), the right to read and evaluate your book ("Property") for the purposes of completing this option and considering your Property for option/purchase on your behalf. You understand such evaluation is a subjective process, allowing for reasonable disagreement as to the relative merits of the Property. You also understand that the evaluation may or may not be complimentary or positive in its judgment, and that the evaluation fee is non-refundable.

You acknowledge that because of its position in the entertainment industry, VM and its affiliates are exposed to numerous ideas, formats, stories, suggestions, concepts and the like all the time. You further understand that many stories, ideas and concepts are similar and that different stories, ideas and concepts frequently relate to one or more common underlying themes and may closely resemble other works. You therefore understand and agree that you will not be entitled to any compensation or other consideration because of the use of such similar materials, stories, ideas, and/or concepts that may have come to VM or its affiliates prior to or subsequent to your purchases of this option. You hereby release Outskirts Press, VM, and its affiliates for any and all claims, liabilities and demands that may be made by you asserting that Outskirts Press and/or VM have misused or misappropriated the Property, or any portion thereof.

You acknowledge that it is your responsibility to copyright or register the Property with the Writer's Guild of America prior to submitting it to VM for consideration and hereby release Outskirts Press, VM, and its affiliates from any claims that arise from your failure to do so. You acknowledge and agree that, outside of the deliverables of said option described above, no other obligations exist or shall exist or be deemed to exist unless and until a formal written agreement has been prepared and entered into by all applicable parties, and then those parties' rights and obligations concerning any purchases or options shall be only such as are expressed in said formal written agreement.

In order for VM to arrange for possible purchase or option of your novel by Hollywood producers and facilitate the possible adaptation of your book into a movie, TV show or other media, VM shall have the exclusive right for a period of 3 years ("Shopping Term") from the delivery of the treatment document, subject to extension, to shop the Property to producers, production companies, distributors, studios, networks, internet companies, gaming companies, etc. ("Third Parties") for development, production or utilization in all media including film, scripted or unscripted television, web series, live theatre, video games etc.
VM shall have the exclusive right to negotiate, enter into or arrange for options of the property, subject to the approval of the author. In the event that VM is still in active negotiations for a written agreement or memorandum with any such Third Party, the VM Shopping Term shall automatically extend for the duration of such negotiations, but, in any event, no longer than sixty (60) additional days.

The VM Shopping Term for Property shall automatically be extended unless Outskirts Press or the author specifically elects, in writing, to have Property and any related materials produced by VM removed from the VM Hollywood database.

The Hollywood Option fees are non-refundable once purchased.

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