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KICK 2017 up a notch!
Write a new drama pilot under the guidance of a professional TV Writer
Want to be a TV staff writer? Looking to secure an agent or manager? Hoping to nail your Studio Writing Programs and Fellowship applications for 2017? Or is your ultimate goal to create your own show? Aspiring writers need at least 1 exceptional original pilot in their portfolio to break in to the business.
Develop and finish your TV comedy pilots and elevate your material with Script Anatomy's tools and development process and give yourself the best shot at success with…
Advanced Drama Pilot Lab
Instructor: Tawnya Bhattacharya
This 2 week prep + 6-week intensive lab is limited to 8 students and is run like a professional writers room.
During Lab you will develop and write your material at the demanding pace expected in a professional environment using Script Anatomy Tools. All classmates are required to devote outside class time to homework, writing and, at certain points along the process, actively participate in the development and story breaking process each week. In a professional writers room, you must participate if you want to keep your job. Working this muscle will benefit you.
Aside from helping you develop, outline, and write your script in 6 weeks, Pilot Lab includes writing and business topic lectures. This unique curriculum provides invaluable preparation for your first staffing job.
WHEN: 6 Sundays starting January 15th to March 26th from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm (Sessions are January 15th, January 29th, February 5th, February 12th, March 5th and March 26th. OFF Feb. 19th & 26th and March 12th & 19th for writing outline and draft.)
WHERE: Blank Spaces, Los Angeles
Limit 8 writers
*Prerequesite: Televisionary Writers Workshop or significant writing experience.
No refunds after 1/18/2017. Please click here for our full refund policy.
ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR & SCRIPT ANATOMY'S FOUNDER
Tawnya Bhattacharya is a writer, writing instructor, and founder of Script Anatomy. Bhattacharya’s teaching career began at Writers Boot Camp from 2005 – 2008. Having experienced gaps in continuing education for screenwriters as both a student and a teacher, Tawnya found she had both the craft to be able to quickly discern what was missing and the rhetoric to articulate it to students, so she created Script Anatomy -- a unique curriculum to give writers practical development, writing and rewriting tools based on her own process. She launched Script Anatomy in 2011. Uniquely, Bhattacharya brings both a ten-year teaching background and professional writing experience to Script Anatomy's curriculum. She most recently has guest-taught workshops with DePaul University, ISA (International Screenwriters Association) and the Disney | ABC Writing Program and writes a column in Script Magazine called "Your TV Guide." Currently a Writer/Producer on Freeform's upcoming "Famous in Love," Tawnya has also written on NBC’s The Night Shift, TNT’s Perception, The Client List at Lifetime and on USA’s Fairly Legal, with her writing partner, Ali Laventhol. Repped by ICM Partners and Heroes and Villains Entertainment, they are former NBC Writers on the Verge fellows, winning one of 8 spots out of 1200 applicants. The team also made semi-finalists for the ABC Disney Fellowship before getting a job that took them out of the running, and have developed projects with Battle Plan, Fresh Ink, Cinestar and Lionsgate. Tawnya was also a FOX Writer’s Intensive fellow (FOX optioned her semi-autobiographical pilot).
With Script Anatomy, Bhattacharya has helped hundreds of writers succeed. Some have won contests, festivals, and fellowships, others secured representation, or been hired for assignments. Script Anatomy TV workshop alums and private clients have sold shows to or been staffed on several major networks, including: Showtime, NBC, ABC Family, USA, Sony. Script Anatomy writers have also made the semi-final and finalist round or won coveted spots on several Network Writing Program Fellowships and contests, incuding: Warner Brother Writers Workshop, NBC Writers On the Verge, CBS Writers Fellowship, Fox Diversity, ABC Disney Fellowship, NHMC (National Hispanic Media Coalition), Nicholl Fellowship in Writing, Final Draft's Big Break, Scriptapalooza, Page Screenwriting Contest and more. Others still have graduated from Script Anatomy to go onto their first staff jobs on network and cable shows, even selling TV pilots, screenplays, and novels as a result.
“Tawnya gives excellent notes to others on their creative process. She clearly understands the craft of writing. Her writing and her ability to connect with others will take her very far in the entertainment business.”
Tawnya is a dream to work with. She is a very talented writer! I believe her creative process will take her very far in this business. Her writing is poetic, lyrical and shows depth and complexity. She is every bit as strong on the page as she is in the room. She gives excellent notes to others on their creative process. She clearly understands the craft of writing. Her writing and her ability to connect with others will take her very far in the entertainment business. I highly recommend Tawnya. -- Jen Grisanti, Story/Career Consultant Jen Grisanti Consultancy Inc., Writing Instructor with NBC for Writers on the Verge, author of the book Story Line: Finding Gold In Your Life Story, blogger for The Huffington Post
“She helped me hone my original vision for a one-hour pilot effectively and efficiently by fine tuning the plot to bring in a boat-load more emotion and heart to the characters – thus elevating my story big time.”
The secret’s out… I have known Tawnya for the past five years and she is a consummate pro. Her superb television writing skills plus story know-how are beyond superlative. She helped me hone my original vision for a one-hour pilot effectively and efficiently by fine tuning the plot to bring in a boat-load more emotion and heart to the characters – thus elevating my story big time. In what can often times be a lengthy and frustrating process creating original work, her patience and guidance made the process fun and exciting. She can do the same for you. – Michael Perri, (Staffwriter NBC's BLINDSPOT, 2013/2014 NBC Writer's On The Verge Fellow, National Hispanic Media Coalition Writers Program Fellow 2012, 2012 Young and Hungry List, Repped by Kaplan Stahler Echo Lake Management)
"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, CHICAGO JUSTICE, 2014 Disney | ABC Writing Program, Repped by APA & Brillstein Entertainment Partners)
“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 (2014/15 NBC Writers on the Verge Fellow, 2012/13 & 2013/14 NBC Writers On the Verge Finalist)
"The guidance you'll receive throughout the roller coaster ride is unparalleled."
Tawnya Bhattacharya's Televisionary Writer's Workshop is the place to go if you're ready to write like a professional. The pace is fast, the expectations are high, the deadlines are real, yet the guidance you'll receive throughout the roller coaster ride is unparalleled. As a rule, nobody should care more about your script than you do,but Tawnya frequently breaks this rule; whatever passion you bring to your script is guaranteed to be exceeded by her notes, ideas, and suggestions. This course supplies a safe, constructive, yet thoroughly challenging launch pad for any writer who's looking to grow...and start a career. -- Jason Romaine (writer/actor/comedian; winner of The Humanitas Prize David & Lynn Angell Fellowship in comedy writing)
"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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