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Televisionary Writers Workshop 26 $595.00 $15.87

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Need to write a TV spec or pilot?

Accomplish your TV writing goals with the guidance of a pro in 2017!

Want to be a TV staff writer?  Looking to secure an agent or manager?  Want to submit some powerhouse 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: Hollie Overton

In this intensive 5 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:

·              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, each writer will receive weekly peer feedback and instructor critique and evaluation of weekly assignments and material in a supportive environment. 

WHEN: 5 Saturdays starting October 28th to December 9th (OFF* November 28th and December 2nd for  the Thanksgiving holiday and Outline Drafts) from 11:00am - 2:00pm.

WHERE: Blank Spaces, Wilshire

COST: $595.00 

Limit 12 writers

There will be no refunds after 10/25/2017. Please click here for our full refund policy.

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ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR

Hollie Overton is a working TV writer whose credits include the hit CBS drama COLD CASELifetime’s THE CLIENT LIST, and she currently writes for Freeforms' SHADOWHUNTERS. A native of Kingsville, Texas, Hollie spent the next eighteen years plotting her escape.

 

As an identical twin, Hollie worked hard to stand out. When her jazz trombone dream fizzled and she scored only two points in her less-than-stellar basketball career, she was certain the newspaper biz was her calling. But after getting the axe from her hometown newspaper for an unfortunate incident involving an obituary typo, Hollie set out to discover a world that was more than black and white.  

 

She made her way to the Big Apple where she studied acting at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts, Literature at Hunter college and mixology in Murray Hill.  Convinced her talents lay in telling stories; Hollie set her sights on Hollywood. 

 

Arriving in LA, Hollie continued to hone her writing talents while working a myriad of jobs, including a gig moonlighting as Cyrano de Bergerac. Hollie is responsible for aiding the lovelorn on JDate, Match.com and EHarmony, personally writing hundreds of Internet dating profiles. 

 

In 2008 Hollie was selected for the esteemed Warner Brother Writers Workshop and went to staff on Cold Case. She was selected for the 2011 Producer Guild’s Diversity Workshop and received 1st place in Scriptapalooza’s 2011 TV Pilot competition. She has been recognized by the Austin Film Festival and Screenplay Expo. Hollie is repped by MetaMorphic Entertainment and WME

 

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, 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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"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)

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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, 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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5405 Wilshire Blvd.
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