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SCRIPT ANATOMY: Fellowship Bio & Essay Workshop (4)

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Sunday, April 8, 2018 from 2:30 PM to 6:30 PM (PDT)

SCRIPT ANATOMY: Fellowship Bio & Essay Workshop (4)

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It's that time of year again...

FELLOWSHIP SEASON.

Join us for a special workshop focusing on the architecture of the dreaded fellowship bio & essay!

Instructor Hollie Overton, an alumna of both Warner Brothers Writers Workshop and the PGA Diversity Program, has written on “The Client List," “Cold Case,” and is the writer of the bestselling book series, "Baby Doll" and "The Walls." In this special fellowship season workshop, Hollie 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. Then stick around to hear from current fellows about their winning essays as well as their experiences in these coveted programs.

 
Panelists Include: 
Gil Hizon (2017/2018 CBS Writers Mentorship)
April Shih (2017/2018 CBS Writers Mentorship)
Amy Lambert (2017/2018 NBC Writers on the Verge)
Felicia Pride (2017/2018 NBC Writers on the Verge)
Jimmy Mosqueda (2017/2018 NHMC TV Writers Program)
And MORE... (announcements coming soon)
 

When: Saturday, April 8th, 2:30-6:30pm -- Workshop first, followed by panel @ 5:30pm.

Where: BLANK SPACES, Santa Monica - 1450 2nd St, Santa Monica, CA 90401

Cost: $75

For more info on Script Anatomy, click HERE.

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ABOUT SCRIPT THE INSTRUCTOR

Hollie Headshot   

A native of Kingsville, Texas, Hollie headed to the Big Apple at nineteen, lured by the bright lights of Broadway.

Unfortunately, two left feet and no vocal ability left her with limited options. Honing her people skills while waiting tables, she passed time by scribbling ideas on bar napkins. Hollie arrived in Hollywood, determined to write her own story.

While she took classes and wrote spec scripts, Hollie continued to expand her resume of mind numbing survival jobs until she landed a spot in the Warner Brothers Writers Workshop. Hollie is a TV Writer, Producer and best selling novelist. Her TV credits include “Shadowhunters,”The Client List” and “Cold Case."  Hollie‘s second novel THE WALLS was released on August 2017. She has recently signed a deal for two additional books. Hollie’s debut novel, BABY DOLL was published in the US, UK and eleven other countries and received Best Debut Novel by the readers of Dead Good Books. Hollie is repped by MetaMorphic Entertainment.

Hollie has been a big supporter of Script Anatomy and is excited to be working with such a great group of writers and teachers.

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 TESTIMONIALS

 "Hollie Overton really understands the way a writer's brain works and how to provide a positive environment that her students can thrive in. From the very beginning I felt comfortable throwing out whatever pitches came to mind. I never felt judged. Hollie listened to my ideas, gave me thoughtful encouragement and then challenged me to dig deeper!  She is a perfect balance of nurturer and whip-cracker. When I was lost, she was always ready to advise but she never let me off the hook! You may walk into her class confused but I guarantee you'll leave with a sense of enlightenment. I have grown so much as a writer since I took her class!"

- Danielle Bauman (Semifinalist, 2015/16 NBC Writers on the Verge)

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"I didn't feel that I was taking a class; I felt like I was in a Writer's  Room. Hollie led me through my script development like a Showrunner, empowering me with Script Anatomy's vital tools. She zeroed in on parts of my project that subconsciously -- I knew weren't working. Her insightful notes are sharp-edged, but delivered in an easy-to-take manner. Hollie's enthusiasm for each student's project shines through." 

- Nadia Madden

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"Hollie was extremely exceptional at delivering what worked and didn't work, but leaving it to you to make the final decision on what stayed in your script. I never felt like I was in a student/teacher environment and for me that made all the difference. Because she incorporated her own personal experiences as a working writer into her lessons, my writing goals didn't feel that far out of reach."

- Kenya McDonald

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ABOUT SCRIPT ANATOMY'S FOUNDER  

Tawnya Bhattacharya is a writer, writing instructor and founder of Script Anatomy, a writing school that helps television and screenwriters reach their writing goals and elevate their craft through classes, workshops and private consultations.
 
Bhattacharya, a screenwriting teacher for the past 12 years, launched Script Anatomy in 2011 just as her professional writing career was getting off the ground. Her objective: to use her experience of breaking into the industry and building a career to help other writers do the same. 
 
Currently writer/supervising producers on Famous in Love (Freeform), Bhattacharya and her writing partner Ali Laventhol have written on The Night Shift (NBC), Perception (TNT)The Client List (Lifetime) and Fairly Legal (USA)They are repped by UTA and Heroes and Villains Entertainment and Morris Yorn. Former NBC Writers on the Verge fellows, they were also semi-finalists for the ABC Disney Fellowship (before getting a job that took them out of the running), and Bhattacharya was also a FOX Writer’s Intensive fellow (FOX optioned her semi-autobiographical pilot).  
 
Bhattacharya’s teaching days began at Writers Boot Camp (2005-2008), a program dedicated to feature writing. Upon starting Script Anatomy, Bhattacharya decided to focus solely on television and developed her own practical tools of writing and rewriting based on her own process. Over the years she finessed these tools into the unique Script Anatomy curriculum, which has helped hundreds of writers succeed, whether getting staffed, representation, selling pilots, screenplays and novels. She has guest-taught workshops with ISA (International Screenwriters Association), Stage 32, the TV Writers Fund, and the Disney | ABC Writing Program, and was most recently a mentor for the 2017 CineStory TV Writers Retreat in Idyllwild. She also writes a column in Script Magazine called “Your TV Guide."
 
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. 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.

For more about Script Anatomy, visit www.scriptanatomy.com

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TESTIMONIALS

"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)

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"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)

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“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)

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“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) 

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“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)

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“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

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“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

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"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)

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"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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1450 2nd St
Santa Monica, CA 90401

Sunday, April 8, 2018 from 2:30 PM to 6:30 PM (PDT)


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