This idea of your must be written in the format of a tangible piece of medium. In other words it must be written down and documented. In the preliminary stages, it’s much more time efficient to write a treatment or an outline of your idea. If after writing your treatment or outline you decide you want to proceed in making your film, the next step is to write the script. If you are not a writer, or decide that you do not want to write the script yourself, then you can hire a writer to complete this task for you. Be sure to have him/her sign a “work-for-hire” agreement before he/she starts writing. Once you have this document, you are able to protect yourself against copyright infringement. MORE ON COPYRIGHT PROTECTION.