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Accomplish your TV writing goals...

in your own living room!

 

Have an outline you need to take to draft?

Or a draft that needs rewritten?  Do it in...


ONLINE TV Spec Or Pilot Draft Intensive

Instructor: Lauren Otero

 

Do you have an outline for a spec or a pilot you still need to write? Or maybe you've taken our Televisionary Writers Workshop and want deadlines and feedback as you head into draft? 

Get those unfinished projects written and polished in this structured yet rigorous... 

3 Session ONLINE TV Workshop

This course is perfect for writers who have completed an outline and are ready to write their TV spec OR pilot draft while reviewing and revising core structure and other key elements.

Starting with a pre-class PREP week, writers will read a selected comedy or drama script chosen by the Instructor as well as hand in their outline in its current incarnation in order to receive notes the first day of class. After SESSION 2, writers will receive notes on pages from the instructor and their peers on the first half of their scripts; After the 3rd SESSION, writers will receive notes on the second half of their scripts.

Notes will be emailed. Lectures will be for the first hour of class, leaving a half-hour for questions.

Lessons focus on: Structure, Act Outs, Set up, Character Development, Strengthening Dynamic Relationships, Amping up Conflict/Stakes, Deepening Emotion and/or Comedy, Scene Techniques, and include In Class Exercises. This is not a rewrite class, though there will be revising and retooling of story and key elements to elevate your material.

If you have any questions, please email Script Anatomy HEREPlease note that outlines will be due at least a week before your first class, so sign up ASAP. 

Essentially, you're getting an outline and a draft consult + lectures, and in class exercises in the comfort of your own home at a fraction of the cost.

WHEN: 3  Sundays -- August 26th, September 9th, and September 23th from 9:00am - 10:30am (pst).  

WHERE: ONLINE

COST: $500.00

Limit 8 writers

*No refunds after 08/23/2018. Please click here for our full refund policy, which can be found after the last class description.

Prerequisite: It's recommended to take Televisionary Writers Workshop first.

 

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ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR -- Lauren Otero

 

Lauren Sadja Otero is a Mexican-Jewish comedy writer who enjoys using her voice to explore fun, totally lighthearted topics like identity, race, and otherness.

 

After graduating from Stanford University with a B.A. in English and an M.A. in Sociology, Lauren got her start at CAA. Shortly after, she was accepted into the Disney-ABC Writing Program, where she landed her first staffing job on HAPPY ENDINGS. Since then, Lauren has staffed on a range of shows, including HOW TO LIVE WITH YOUR PARENTS FOR THE REST OF YOUR LIFE, VERSUS, MR. STUDENT BODY PRESIDENT, and GIRL MEETS WORLD.

 

 

She's currently staffed on Amazon’s UNDONE.

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TESTIMONIALS:

"The Televisionary Workshop is the HGH of TV Writing. 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."

— Paul Ditty, Semi-Finalist for 2017 NBC WOTV, Semi-Finalist for 2017 FOX Writers Intensive, Second Rounder at 2017 Austin Film Fest, Semi-Finalist for 2017 Screencraft's Pilot Launch

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"The Script Anatomy process is amazing. I really feel like I can write any script from here on out using their process. I can see that this will help a writer once they get staffed too because it really breaks story in such an amazing way. I'm already in the next class writing the pilot. I'm excited to see a first draft! Great classes! Thanks! "

 — Denise Cruz

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"The system at Script Anatomy for the Televisionary class is streamline, elegant, and rigorous. Each week we were met with assignments that deepened the understanding of our OWN stories."

— Sean Cook 

 

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ABOUT SCRIPT ANATOMY'S FOUNDER

Tawnya Bhattacharya is a writer/producer, writing instructor, and founder of Script Anatomy, a writing school that helps television writers reach their writing goals and elevate their craft through classes, workshops, and private consultations.

Bhattacharya, a screenwriting teacher for the past 13 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 ABC's upcoming A Million Little Things, Bhattacharya and her writing partner Ali Laventhol have written on Famous in Love (Freeform)The Night Shift (NBC)Perception (TNT)The Client List (Lifetime) and Fairly Legal (USA)They are repped by UTAHeroes 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 in 2005 when she taught 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 has taught for the Disney | ABC Writing Program for the past 3 years. Bhattacharya has mentored for 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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"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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“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, AMERICAN CRIME; 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 (2015 NBC Writers on the Verge Fellow, Writers Assistant, CBS' AMERICAN GOTHIC)

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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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