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Televisionary Writers Workshop ONLINE: Tier 1 $595.00 $16.87
Televisionary Writers Workshop ONLINE: Tier 2 $395.00 $11.87

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Accomplish your TV writing goals...

in your own living room!

Want to be a TV staff writer? Looking to secure an agent or manager?  Or is your ultimate goal to create your own show? Aspiring writers need at least 1 exceptional spec and original pilot in their portfolio to break in to the business.  

Develop and finish your comedy or drama TV specs or pilot and elevate your material with Script Anatomy's tools and development process and give yourself the best shot at success with…

The *Online* Televisionary Writers Workshop

Instructor: Zach Ayers

In this intensive 5 week online TV workshop, writers have the option to focus on a TV spec or an original pilot. Your instructor will guide you step by step through the process of crafting your script from concept to solid outline using Script Anatomy tools. This applicable and hands on course will help prepare you for staffing, development and the studio writing program application process.  

Classes will cover:

·              Hooks/Concepts

·              Arena

·              Loglines & Pitching

·              TV Story Structure

·              Strong Act Outs

·              Tone & Genre Expectation

·              Character Development

·              Dynamic Relationships

·              Conflict and Obstacles

·              Dilemmas & Goals

·              Stakes

·              Theme

 … and more. Writers will learn tools to develop their TV scripts, have weekly assignments on concept, pitching, character development, outline, etc. 

Additionally, writers who opt for Tier 1 will receive weekly peer feedback and instructor critique and evaluation of weekly assignments and material in a supportive environment. Writers who choose Tier 2 will listen in on notes and lectures, then apply those tools to their own projects as they see fit without weekly feedback.  *** CHOOSE TIER 1 OR TIER 2. YOU *DO NOT* NEED TO SIGN UP FOR BOTH TIERS. 

WHEN: 5 Sundays starting January 14th - February 25th from 9:00am - 11:00pm Pacific Standard Time (12:00pm - 2:00pm Eastern Time).  **OFF 2/11 for Outlines & 2/18 for President’s Day Weekend**  

WHERE: Online! Can't make the online class live? No problem.  You can watch the video recording at your convenience. 

COST:

TIER 1 (lectures & tools with feedback/notes on project): $595 -- Limit 10 writers 

TIER 2 ( lectures & tools without feedback/notes on project): $395 -- Limit 15 writers

All writers will have the opportunity to participate in the Q&A at the end of each class. 

Sign up for one Tier only!

*No refunds after 01/11/2018. Please click here for our full refund policy.

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ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR -- Zach Ayers

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Before Zach moved to Los Angeles, he was a director and producer of training videos at the Central Intelligence Agency, which is an actual job in the actual US government.

Zach has worked in both TV comedy and drama. Currently, he writes for FREEFORM's drama "SIREN" and is in development with WBTV on a comedy called "NEED TO KNOW."
 
Zach is an alumnus of the ABC/Disney Writing Fellowship, Second City and Ithaca College. He recently sold a pilot, NEED TO KNOW, to CBS. A multi-camera comedy, the show is currently in development with THE BIG BANG THEORY'S Simon Helberg & Jocelyn Towne's Wildline Entertainment.

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TESTIMONIALS

"Zach is an awesome instructor who shows genuine care for his students and their ideas. He gives constructive and helpful advice along with tons of encouragement and support. It's the best mix for anyone trying to break into an industry notoriously filled with rejections. He is absolutely tuned in to each students' pitches and ideas and makes the whole process from pitch to outline a lot less painful than it can be otherwise. A total must-take instructor!"

- Eunice Park

 

"Zach brings a wealth of real world experience, energy and creativity to class. He knows just how hard to push to get the best out of students, and his weekly notes during the Televisionary Workshop have been priceless.  Zach helped me to go from a foggy idea to a solid outline in 5 weeks, and I’m truly amazed at the progress I’ve made."

- Chris McClure

 

"I took the outlining and draft pilot class from Zach Ayers. He hit it out of the park. The packed sessions had so much content my typing speed went up.   He worked on our projects in his lectures. You could tell all of our work was important to him.  Above and beyond, I admire his knowledge and craft. I'm up for any writing classes he teaches. I'd be awesome to be in a room with him."

- B. Sullivan

 

 

"In general, Script Anatomy's classes have definitely elevated my writing in ways that I am still becoming conscious of. The Televisionary class is a must-take in my opinion for anyone wanting to write a TV spec or pilot that hopes to meet the high standard required to get into the fellowships/writing programs and onto a TV staff. The tools I learned in that class are so valuable, I can't recommend it enough."

- Rowan Wheeler, 2016 Final Draft Big Break Grand Prize Winner, ScreenCraft Pilot Launch Winner, Tracking Board Launch Pad Pilot Contest Top 5%, repped by UTA 

 

"I am a huge fan of Script Anatomy after having completed five classes here with a number of different teachers, each excellent and inspiring in her/his own unique way..." 

- Pamela García Rooney (Semifinalist, 2017 ABC/Disney Writing Program, 2016 ScreenCraft Cinematic Short Story Contest Top 8%)

 

"It’s not enough to be good in this industry. I’ve found that it’s not even enough to be great. You need to be prolific, consistent and possess an ability to generate work quickly. Script Anatomy will give you the tools to achieve this level of performance. I trust Script Anatomy’s development tools implicitly because I’ve reaped its benefits. I developed my first spec outline in Televisionary Writer’s Workshop. That spec led me to the Finals of every 2014 Television Fellowship Program. It’s not for the faint of heart, but if you have the drive, commitment and passion, Script Anatomy will give you the weapons to succeed."

- Charmaine DeGraté, Writer on CW’s The 100, Warner Bros Television Workshop Fellow, UTA Repaid

 

"Having taken many classes, none have prepared me so thoroughly for a first draft. The Script Anatomy tools helped me delve deep into the theme and tracking of my spec script, allowing me to get to a solid outline in a very short amount of time. The notes from my instructor were thorough and balanced, challenging me to be my best while remaining respectful of my ideas. For the first time in my writing career, the transition from outline to first draft was seamless. I can't say enough great things. This is a class I will take again and again!"

-- Paul Ditty


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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, 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 (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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“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 STATE OF AFFAIRS, 2013/2014 NBC Writer's On The Verge Fellow, National Hispanic Media Coalition Writers Program Fellow 2012, 2012 Young and Hungry List, Repped by Echo Lake Management)

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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, 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 (2015 NBC Writers on the Verge fellow; repped by UTA)

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"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; current PAGE International Screenwriting Contest Quarterfinalist, The Humanitas Prize David & Lynn Angell Fellowship in comedy writing) 

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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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