Another key entity in the process of creating a movie or television series is the screenwriter (or team of writers). Writers often get started by writing on spec (short for speculation), meaning that they only get paid if the studio or client likes their writing enough to put the project onto film. Writers can also be hired after the script has been bought to rewrite parts to fit the director’s vision.
Some common terms you will hear as a talent that refer to the product of the writer or director:
There may be verbage used in a storyboard, but most often times it is similar to what you see when you read a comic strip in the newspaper. It tells the story through pictures to create a vision of characters, scenery, etc.
The sides are cut from the overall script and usually sent from the director/producer to the CD, who sends them to the agent to pass along to the auditioning talent.
This is the full story and dialogue along with direction. Talent do not usually see the full script until they are booked on the job.
These are commonly used in music videos and commercials to tell a more in-depth story that will be cut back substantially to only a few minutes or seconds. Treatments are written more like a storybook and sometimes include images.