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Televisionary Writers Workshop $595.00 $16.87

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Need to write a TV spec or pilot?

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

Want to be a TV staff writer?  Looking to secure an agent or manager?  Want to submit some powerhouse scripts?  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: Rowan Wheeler

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 September 8th to October 13th (*OFF 10/06 for Outline Drafts) from 11:00am - 2:00pm.

WHERE:  BLANK SPACES - Culver City, 9415 Culver Blvd. Culver City, CA 90232

COST: $595.00 

Limit 12 writers

There will be no refunds after 09/05/2018. Please click here for our full refund policy, which can be found after the last class description.


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ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR -- Rowan Wheeler

Rowan Wheeler is an Emmy award winning producer and comedy writer. Originally from London (she still has an accent and everything), Rowan grew up selling weed, being dragged to summer Buddhist camp by her hippy mother and never ever getting to hang out with the Queen. She now avoids rain, excessive amounts of tea and apologizing by residing in Los Angeles.

Rowan’s background is in producing. She served as Co-Executive Producer on a narrative pilot for Robert Zemeckis’ Image Movers and was Executive Producer at Funny Or Die where she oversaw ensemble comedy series “Tales of Titans” starring Jason Ritter. She also produced several sketches for Funny Or Die around talent including Seth Rogen, James Franco, Miley Cyrus, Mariah Carey, Hank Azaria and Tony Hale.

Rowan is now a prolific comedy writer and recently sold a pilot to a U.K. production company while she has another pilot in development in the US. She was named a Humanitas New Voices winner in 2018, in 2017, she won the TV category in Final Draft’s Big Break, in 2016 she took home an Emmy for her work on critically acclaimed documentary series Born This Way and in 2015 she won Screencraft’s Pilot Launch.

She is repped by UTA.

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TESTIMONIALS

"I was lucky enough to take a class with Rowan and receive her incredibly insightful and constructive notes.   She is extremely knowledgeable about the craft of writing and great at suggesting fixes you didn’t even know you needed!"

-Yael Galena

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"Rowan is a whip-smart televisionary who brings a perfect mix of education and empathy to every class. She has an uncanny ability to recognize the strongest elements of your idea and bring them to the forefront of your project."

- Christian Davies

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"Let me begin by saying Rowan is a phenomenal instructor. She is really a student of the game and extremely passionate about the craft. Prior to Rowan I had taken classes where I felt like I didn’t get the proper instruction I needed, however Rowan was very instrumental in me completing a great first draft of my comedy pilot. Rowan is truly a blessing in disguise and I would advise any one who wants to take their project to the next level to take Rowan’s class!"

- Jovan Douglas

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 "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%)

 

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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 (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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9415 Culver Blvd.
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