If you believe your book has what it takes to make it to the big or small screen, then take the next step with the
Hollywood Treatment—a tool that presents a creative roadmap for your work’s adaptation to screenplay and
a must if you want to convince Hollywood’s decision makers of your book’s blockbuster potential.
A treatment is a thoroughly developed 8- to 10-page long form pitch that outlines how a screenwriter would adapt
your book into a fully developed screenplay. As the framework used to transform your work into another medium,
Hollywood Storyteller Treatment is the first step to adapting your book to film, television, or new media formats. A
professional screenwriter who has experience adapting books to film and television will write the Treatment for you.
By defining exactly how to approach the adaption of your book, you eliminate work for agents, studios, and
producers. By showing them your book’s visual potential, you can clearly demonstrate that your book has what
it takes to succeed on the silver screen.
Once your Hollywood Treatment is complete, we will submit it to our first-look Hollywood partner, 5 More Minutes,
who will review your work as a potential adaptation for film and television. 5 More Minutes is a
full-service production company run by veteran Hollywood executive John Saachi. Their ongoing projects include the
film adaptations of the New York Times best selling books, Dork Diaries and Rogues
HOW IT WORKS:
- From our network of screenwriters, we’ll match you with the one who best complements your book’s
story and genre.
- Your professional screenwriter will provide a thorough 8- to 10-page Treatment detailing how best to adapt your
book’s manuscript into a film and/or television screenplay.
- Once your Treatment is prepared, it will be considered for option by our first-look partner, 5 More Minutes.
- If 5 More Minutes is interested in working with you, they will contact you directly and explain their plan of
action to gauge your interest.
- Your Treatment will also be entered into our Hollywood Database where movie and television writers, agents,
directors, and producers have access to the information.
- The screenwriter waives all rights to the treatment, so you maintain full ownership of your story.
Please Note: Hollywood Treatment provides an adaptation based on your book. Details in your plot, characters,
etc. may change in order to best fit movie and/or television production. Please do not attempt to contact
5 More Minutes directly or your project will immediately be removed from consideration.
View a Hollywood Treatment sample
About 5 More Minutes
5 More Minutes is a full-service production shingle run by veteran Hollywood executive John Sacchi. Sacchi has
spent over two decades in the entertainment industry. Before founding 5 More Minutes, Sacchi spent 15 years as a
senior production and development executive at Lionsgate Films where he oversaw films including Confidence,
Employee of the Month, They Came Together, My Bloody Valentine, The Possession, Killers, The Last Stand, Addicted,
Conan the Barbarian, Punisher, My Best Friend’s Girl, Pride, and Akeelah and the Bee. Some of
the current projects 5 More Minutes is developing include an English language remake of Instructions not
Included, directed by Anne Fletcher for Lionsgate; Vanish Man directed by Lee Toland Krieger and
co-produced for 21 Laps and Lionsgate; Dork Diaries, which is based on the New York Times best selling
children's book series and produced for Lionsgate; and the New York Times best selling author's Rogues
Gallery, which is being produced for Lionsgate Television.