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Need to write a TV spec or pilot?
Accomplish your TV writing goals with the guidance of a pro in 2016!
Want to be a TV staff writer? Looking to secure an agent or manager? Want to get a jump start on your fellowship scripts for 2017? Or is your ultimate goal to create your own show? Aspiring writers need at least 1 exceptional spec and 1 original pilot in their portfolio to break in to the business.
Develop and finish your comedy or drama TV specs and pilots and elevate your material with Script Anatomy's tools and development process and give yourself the best shot at success with…
The Televisionary Writers Workshop
Instructor: Margaux Froley
In this intensive 6 week 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:
· Loglines & Pitching
· TV Story Structure
· Strong Act Outs
· Tone & Genre Expectation
· Character Development
· Dynamic Relationships
· Conflict and Obstacles
· Dilemmas & Goals
… and more. Writers will learn tools to develop their TV scripts, have weekly assignments on concept, pitching, character development, outline, etc.
Additionally, each writer will receive weekly peer feedback and instructor critique and evaluation of weekly assignments and material in a supportive environment.
WHEN: 6 Saturdays starting November 5th to December 17th (off November 26th for Thanksgiving Weekend) from 1:00pm - 4:00pm
WHERE: Blank Spaces, Wilshire
Limit 12 writers
There will be no refunds after 11/3/2016. Please click here for our full refund policy.
ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR
Margaux Froley is a Southern California native. She attended the USC School of Cinematic Arts. Since then she has worked for such TV networks as TLC, MTV, CMT, Travel Channel, and HGTV.
Margaux also worked as Director of Development at the Writers Boot Camp - overseeing 300 writers and alumni through their script and career development.
In 2007 Margaux was chosen to participate in the Warner Brothers Writers Workshop after writing her first television spec script, and subsequently was hired as a staff writer on Privileged at the CW.
Margaux moved to New York when she was hired at the Director of Development for scripted and non-scripted series at MTV. From there, she segued into a book deal to write a series of mystery YA books with Soho Teen/Random House. The first book in the series, ESCAPE THEORY, debuted in 2013 to a Starred review in Publisher's Weekly and was nominated for an Anthony Award for Best Young Adult Mystery. The second book, HERO COMPLEX, came out in October, 2014.
In 2013 she was a Writers Guild Access Project honoree with her drama pilot KAT AND MOUSE, and in 2014, she sold a sci-fi pilot, ENHANCED. She is currently repped by Industry Entertainment.
Margaux uses the Script Anatomy tools for her own writing and is excited to share this process with other writers of all levels.
"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, ScreenCraft Pilot Launch Winner, Tracking Board Launch Pad Pilot Contest Top 5%, repped by One Entertainment
"I cannot say enough about how amazing Margaux is as an instructor. Her notes and thoughts were very well thought and considerate. I was most impressed, however, with how available she was to her students. She was always quick to respond to an email and ready to chat if necessary. Her class gave me the focus and guidance that I needed to produce one of the best spec teleplays I've ever written. I enjoyed Margaux so much that I even paid for a consultation from her for my original pilot outline! I've never been better prepared for the fellowships."
"Margaux’s notes helped me streamline a script that, frankly, I’d given up on. It’s now part of the sample packet my agents are sending out for staffing season."
- W. Wagner
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’s teaching career began at Writers Boot Camp from 2005 – 2008. Having seen writers struggle through the process, there, it became apparent what was missing, 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, just as she was embarking on her own writing career. Uniquely Bhattacharya brings both a ten-year teaching background and professional writing experience to Script Anatomy’s curriculum. She is currently a Writer/Producer on "Famous in Love" on Freeform and formerly wrote on NBC’s “The Night Shift” TNT’s “Perception”, “The Client List” at Lifetime and onUSA’s “Fairly Legal,” with her writing partner, Ali Laventhol. Repped by ICM Partners, 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. Tawnya was also a FOX Writer’s Intensive fellow (FOX optioned her semi-autobiographical pilot).
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. SA 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. For more about Script Anatomy visit www.scriptanatomy.com
“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
"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 Fellow, Repped by APA & Brillstein)
“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, repped by UTA)
"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)
"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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