It's that time of year again...
Join us for a special workshop focusing on the architecture of the dreaded fellowship essay!
Script Anatomy Founder and Instructor Tawnya Bhattacharya, an alumna of both NBC Writers on the Verge and the FOX Writers Intensive, is currently a writer/producer on Freeform's "Famous in Love," and has also written on TNT's “Perception," NBC's "The Night Shift, Lifetime's "The Client List," and "Fairly Legal" for USA with her writing partner, Ali Laventhol. Tawnya is also teaching for the Disney|ABC Writing Program for the second year in a row. In this special fellowship season workshop, Tawnya will deconstruct successful fellowship essays, analyze why they work, and help you articulate the symbiotic relationship between your life story and your brand as a writer in 500 words or less.
When: Saturday, April 8th, 2:30-5:30pm
Where: Blank Spaces, 5405 Wilshire Blvd (entrance on Cloverdale), Los Angeles CA 90036.
For more info on Script Anatomy, click HERE.
ABOUT SCRIPT ANATOMY'S FOUNDER
TAWNYA BHATTACHARYA is currently a writer/producer on FREEFORM'S FAMOUS IN LOVE and previously wrote on TNT's PERCEPTION, LIFETIME'S THE CLIENT LIST, USA's FAIRLY LEGAL, and NBC's THE NIGHT SHIFT with her writing partner, Ali Laventhol. The duo, repped by ICM Partners and Heroes and Villains Entertainment, are past NBC Writers on the Verge fellows, winning one of 8 spots out of 1200 applicants. The team were also semi-finalists for the ABC Disney Fellowship before getting a job that took them out of the running. Before teaming up with Ali, Tawnya was also a FOX Writer’s Intensive fellow where she optioned her semi-autobiographical pilot to FOX.
Bhattacharya, a former instructor for 5 years at Feature writing school, Writers Boot Camp, created and launched her TV Writing School, Script Anatomy in January of 2011 to give writers practical development, writing and rewriting tools that would serve them throughout their careers. Her professional screenwriting services are designed to help writers elevate their material to the next level and meet their career goals through private consults, workshops and classes. She has taught her curriculum at ISA (International Screenwriting Association), The TV Writers Fund for the Future, and will be teaching for the second year at the Disney|ABC Writing Program and consulting on the program writers' scripts.
Script Anatomy TV workshop alums and private clients have sold shows to or been staffed on several major networks, including: Showtime, Netflix, Hulu, NBC, CW, CBS, ABC, Freeform, Lifetime, USA, Sony, and more. Dozens of SA writers have won every Network and Studio Writing Fellowship program, and contests, incuding: HBO Access, ABC|Disney Writing Program, NBC Writers On the Verge, CBS Writers Fellowship, FOX Intensive, NHMC (National Hispanic Media Coalition), CAPE, Nicholl Fellowship in Writing, Final Draft's Big Break, Austin Screenwriting Contest and more.
For more about Script Anatomy, visit www.scriptanatomy.com
"I wrote the first draft of my original one-hour drama pilot in her workshop and a few months later sold it to Universal/NBC! I really believe that writing that script in Tawnya’s workshop gave me the encouragement, motivation and insight I needed to get my script into tip-top shape."
Tawnya is a total pro. Her years working in television have clearly helped her design a unique curriculum for all the workshops offered by Script Anatomy. These workshops are run just like a real television writers’ room with plenty of opportunity for feedback and ideas from other writers. They also provide you with a concrete set of tools to help you realize your story vision and capture it on the page. I wrote the first draft of my original one-hour drama pilot in her workshop and a few months later sold it to Universal/NBC! I really believe that writing that script in Tawnya’s workshop gave me the encouragement, motivation and insight I needed to get my script into tip-top shape. Television writing is such a competitive space, so any edge you can acquire going in is crucial. Tawnya and Script Anatomy provide that edge.
– Barbara Curry (Writer of sold legal drama "Reversible Error" to NBC with Fast and Furious' Chris Morgan attached, Writer of the movies "The Boy Next Door" & "Anything For Love," Hired to rewrite "The Jury" at Fox 2000)
"If you want to jump start your writing career, Script Anatomy is the perfect place."
If you want to jump start your writing career, Script Anatomy is the perfect place. Tawnya's tools for structure and story pushed me to take my work to the next level. She showed me how to channel my ideas in an organized and systematic way. In her advanced pilot lab she aligned us as a team from day one, coached us from presenting an idea from concept, to pitch, to script. She ran the class like a writers' room so we could get a sense of the real world requirements of working on staff. Because she has worked as a TV writer for years, Tawnya brings her experience and all the lessons that she's learned into class and gives you the tools to navigate the room. Tawnya's approach is keenly-sharp and nurturing in a professional and enthusiastic way, all while keeping an eye on delivering the best story possible. Script Anatomy delivers tenfold.
- April Fitzsimmons (Story Editor, NBC's CHICAGO JUSTICE, 2013/2014 ABC/Disney Fellowship, repped by APA & Brillstein)
“As a working writer, Tawnya teaches from an artistic and business standpoint, and I feel that's what makes her such a gem.”
On the first day of Tawnya's Televisionary Writers Workshop, she laid out her expectations. She expects a great deal from the writers in her course because she's preparing you to be a professional. The course moves quickly. The deadlines are strict. And the workload seems endless. In other words, Tawnya's course was excellent. Her unique approach to narrative and emphasis on theme truly elevated my writing. She gives helpful and honest feedback without being negative. As a working writer, Tawnya teaches from both an artistic and business standpoint, and I feel that's what makes her such a gem. Take the course and thank me later.
- Kirk Moore (Story Editor on AMERICAN CRIME (ABC) and Netflix's THIRTEEN REASONS WHY, 2014/2015 NBC Writers on the Verge Fellow, Repped by Kaplan Stahler and Scott Carr Management)
“I had high hopes walking into Tawnya’s Script Anatomy Televisionary Workshop. My expectations were blown out of the water.”
I had high hopes walking into Tawnya’s Script Anatomy Televisionary Workshop. My expectations were blown out of the water. Tawnya’s class was constructive, supportive and insightful. She isn’t afraid to give you the notes you need to hear. Even better, she supports you with the right tools to squeeze out the talent. I’m truly amazed at how much my writing was elevated after going through her workshop. And when looking around at the other writers she mentors, I’m impressed to see that I’m not the only one. If you’ve got the talent, Tawnya can foster it and bring it to the next level. I seriously can’t express how great she is. I’m so glad I walked into that Script Anatomy workshop and feel so privileged to have Tawnya on my side, helping me through the world of TV writing.
– Daireen Galeano (NLMC/NHMC TV Writing Program Fellow, 2012/2013 CBS Writing Program Fellow)
“Tawnya is extremely knowledgeable and supportive and I recommend her to anyone seeking a teacher.”
What sets Tawnya apart from other teachers I’ve had is her unmatched enthusiasm for the art and craft of writing. She has a deep understanding of what makes stories work, and is great at communicating that to her students. Her class was always warm and open, but also very focused. People were encouraged to speak up, but if things got off topic, she would get everyone focused on writing again. Tawnya is extremely knowledgeable and supportive and I recommend her to anyone seeking a teacher.
-- Kiyong Kim (2010-2011 Nickelodeon Writing Fellowship recipient, 2012/2013 NBC Writers On The Verge Fellow, blogger @ Kiyong's Blog of Creative Pursuits)
“Tawnya was the best screenwriting instructor I could have asked for.”
Tawnya was the best screenwriting instructor I could have asked for. I am certainly a better writer for having had her as my teacher and am very lucky to have her continued support. She has a wonderful ability to get to the heart of storytelling with clear insight and determined precision. She has a no-nonsense style with a nurturing heart. I endorse her teaching one hundred percent.
-- Wendy B., Screen & TV Writer
“Tawnya Bhattacharya is like a screenwriting personal trainer.”
Everyone has an idea. But to turn that idea into a 100-page screenplay takes dedication, discipline and hours of work. Tawnya Bhattacharya is like a screenwriting personal trainer. She’ll help you to whip that underdeveloped 98-pound weakling of an idea into a full-blown feature-length commercial screenplay. You’ll love the results.
-- Tim Grant (Optioned writer, Repped by UTA, Optioned Screenwriter & Blogger @ Post-Mortem Depression
"Her class stands out in the overly saturated arena of TV writing classes, books, and seminars."
“As a working television writer, Tawnya understands the inner function (or dysfunction) of “the writer.” This, coupled with her innate gift for teaching, make her class stand out in the overly saturated arena of TV writing classes, books, and seminars. Not only was her class informational, enhancing both my story and structure skills, but it was inspirational, fun, and offered a supportive environment for every participant. But, what really matters is this: Tawnya made my work better."
-- Eva Taylor (Attorney and aspiring television writer, 2012/2013 & 2013/2014 NBC Writers On the Verge Finalist)
"This workshop is worth its weight in gold!"
The Televisionary Writers Workshop was one of the most valuable, most enjoyable, and most meaningful experiences I've had in my writing career. And I promise you that's not hyperbole. As a working television writer, Tawnya is a wealth of information -- information that is current and up-to-the-minute. Tawnya's years of teaching and private coaching experience are beyond evident, and show up in her deep wisdom, perspective, and savvy. And all of this is delivered with clarity, humor, and an honesty that's always supportive. This workshop is worth its weight in gold!
-- Blaed Spence (journalist and tv writer)
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