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INSIDE THE DRAMA WRITERS ROOM WORKSHOP

with instructor -- Kevin Townsley

Your dream is to be a TV writer. You’ve been grinding hard writing pilots and specs for years and you finally get staffed! But then fear sets in: what’s it like to be in the writers’ room? How am I supposed to behave? Am I talking too much or not enough?

“Inside The Drama Writers Room Workshop” will pull back the curtain on this elusive world. All of your questions will be answered, and you will also experience what’s it’s like to “break” a story with other writers.

Every writer thinks they’re going to be staffed on “This is Us” or “Ozark”. But the harsh truth is you’ll most likely end up staffed on a show you’d never watch, don’t like, or that will be cancelled after it’s first season. To be successful in TV you have to be passionate about every opportunity. Thus the reason you just got a job on…

PITCH (yep the canceled Fox show created by Dan Fogelman & Rick Singer).

Your homework is to watch the pilot (and ONLY the pilot) and read the script. The workshop will be a “mock room” of your first day on the job where we will break A NEW episode two of the series as if the actual 2nd episode never aired.

The spirit of this three-hour workshop is to learn and have fun, but most importantly you’ll get insight into your future career and who you’ll be in the room. After the mock room session everyone will be given individual feedback and the instructor will go over the dos and don’ts of being in a writers room.

You will RECEIVE THE PILOT SCRIPT AND STREAMING LINKS TWO WEEKS BEFORE the start of the workshop. Please read and watch the pilot before class.

*Limit is 25 writers.

WHEN: 1 Sunday, November 18th 11:00am to 2:00pm

WHEREBLANK SPACES - Culver City, 9415 Culver Blvd. Culver City, CA 90232

COST: $65

No refunds after 11/15/2018. Please click here for our full refund policy, which can be found after the last class description.

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ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR -- Kevin Townsley

Kevin was born a hustler straight from the streets of Detroit. He went from selling candy in the halls of his middle school, to selling weed and psychedelic mushrooms in high school and ultimately put himself through college with his drug enterprise.

After graduating from The University of Arizona (The Harvard of the Southwest) with a double major in Cultural Anthropology/Spanish he traveled and lived in 24 different countries. Then after a few years in Orlando, Florida selling Formica in the business world he moved to Los Angeles. 

Kevin has worked on over a dozen shows and various pilots for some of TV’s finest: Charles Pratt Jr., Charlie Craig, Paul Redford, Alex Graves, Ed Zuckerman and Josh Berman. He then went on to assist Shawn Ryan and Marney Hochman-Nash for Shawn’s production company MIDDKID PRODUCTIONS. This is where received his “Masters in showrunning” from watching Shawn run multiple shows simultaneously all while developing new shows.

Most recently, Kevin spent a year living on AIRBNB all around Los Angeles. He also just sold a half hour comedy to Pivot Entertainment with Silver Pictures producing, and is currently writing on POP TV's Let's Get Physical. 

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Testimonials 

"Kevin Townsley is an exceptional instructor who becomes your script’s best and most supportive best friend. Like a BFF, he tells you what’s not working and rolls up his sleeves to help you come up with a fix."  

-- Claudia Forestieri, NBC Writers on the Verge alumni and Emmy-award winning TV journalist, 2017 HBO Access Writing Fellowship 

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"Not only was Kevin an inspiring and patient teacher of the excellent Script Anatomy material, but his ability to complement that material with real-world anecdotes from his own experiences in TV writers' rooms really made the information come to life. The pilot I'm working on is in much better shape since attending the Televisionary Writers Workshop!" 

– Nate Nauert, Televisionary alumni

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"Kevin was very helpful at every stage, and was supportive of everyone's work. He fostered a pleasant and encouraging learning environment."

-- Irene Hernandez & Kelsey McConnell, writing team and Televisionary and Draft Intensive alumni 

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ABOUT SCRIPT ANATOMY'S FOUNDER

Tawnya Benavides Bhattacharya is a writer/producer, writing instructor, and founder of Script Anatomy. A screenwriting teacher for the past 13 years, Bhattacharya launched Script Anatomy in 2011 just as her career was taking off. Her objective: to use her experience of breaking into the industry and building a career to help other writers do the same with her unique curriculum and trademark development, writing and rewriting tools based on her own process, which has helped hundreds of writers succeed, whether getting staffed, representation, selling pilots, screenplays and novels. As a guest instructor, Bhattacharya has brought the Script Anatomy method to  ISA (International Screenwriters Association), Stage 32, the TV Writers Fund, and, for the past 3 years, the Disney | ABC Writing Program. She has mentored for ISA and CineStory TV Writers Retreat in Idyllwild. Her column “Your TV Guide“ can be read in Script Magazine.


Currently a writer/supervising producer on ABC's upcoming A Million Little Things with her writing partner Ali Laventhol, the duo have previously written on Famous in Love (Freeform), The Night Shift (NBC), Perception (TNT)The Client List (Lifetime) and Fairly Legal (USA)The duo are former NBC Writers on the Verge fellows, and were semi-finalists for the ABC Disney Fellowship before getting a job that took them out of the running. Bhattacharya was also a FOX Writer’s Intensive fellow where her semi-autobiographical pilot was optioned. The team are repped by UTA, Heroes and Villains Entertainment and Morris Yorn.


Bhattacharya, an alumnus of Cornish College of the Arts Conservatory, studied acting and playwriting, and interned with playwright, Marie Irene Fornes and New City Theater in Seattle. She has performed in Seattle, Chicago, Austria, Germany, Czech Republic and LA.

 

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 (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 (Staff writer ABC's SECRETS & LIES, ABC Family's STITCHERS, 2013/2014 ABC/Disney Fellowship, Repped by APA & Brillstein)

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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 (2014/15 NBC Writers on the Verge Fellow, 2012/13 & 2013/14 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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Blank Spaces, Culver
9415 Culver Blvd.
Culver City, CA 90232

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