The road to network writing fellowships starts with a STRONG SPEC SCRIPT!
Hoping to get a head start on your Writing Program and Fellowship applications for 2017? Looking to secure an agent or manager? Aspiring writers need at least 1 current, exceptional spec in their portfolio to break in to the business.
Develop and finish your TV spec and elevate your material with Script Anatomy's tools and development process and give yourself the best shot at success with…
TV Spec Lab
Instructor: Kevin Townsley
In this 2 week prep + 4-week intensive lab, writers can expect step by step, detailed feedback from the instructor on Script Anatomy development tools, outline and draft.
Aside from helping you develop and write your script in 4 weeks (with breaks in between for outline and draft), this unique curriculum provides invaluable preparation for your first staffing job. Writers are also expected to actively participate: read materials, pitch ideas, give notes and work together as a room to help fellow writers in the story breaking process each week. In a professional writers room, you must participate to keep your job -- working this muscle will benefit you.
Prerequisite: Televisionary Writers Workshop*
Limit: 8 writers
When: 2 weeks of Prep (help picking concept, and then concept one sheet & story spine sheet tool assignments) + 4 Sundays January 22nd, January 29th, February 12th, and March 5th from 2:30pm - 5:30pm (no class February 5th, 19th, or 26th).
*Note: This class moves through Script Anatomy's signature tools at an accelerated rate; taking Televisionary Writers Workshop ensures you will get the most out of the Advanced Lab curriculum.
Where: Blank Spaces, 5405 Wilshire Blvd, LA 90036
There will be no refunds after 1/18/2017. Please click here for our full refund policy.
ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR
Kevin was born a hustler straight from the streets of Detroit. He went from selling candy in the halls of his middle school, to selling weed and psychedelic mushrooms in high school and ultimately put himself through college with his drug enterprise.
After graduating from The University of Arizona (The Harvard of the Southwest) with a double major in Cultural Anthropology/Spanish he traveled and lived in 24 different countries. Then after a few years in Orlando, Florida selling Formica in the business world he moved to Los Angeles.
Kevin has worked on over a dozen shows and various pilots for some of TV’s finest: Charles Pratt Jr., Charlie Craig, Paul Redford, Alex Graves, Ed Zuckerman and Josh Berman. He then went on to assistant Shawn Ryan and Marney Hochman-Nash for Shawn’s production company MIDDKID PRODUCTIONS. This is where received his “Masters in showrunning” from watching Shawn run multiple shows simultaneously all while developing new shows.
Most recently, Kevin spent a year living on AIRBNB all around Los Angeles. He also just sold a half hour comedy to Pivot Entertainment with Silver Pictures producing.
"Kevin Townsley is an exceptional instructor who becomes your script’s best and most supportive best friend. Like a BFF, he tells you what’s not working and rolls up his sleeves to help you come up with a fix."
-- Claudia Forestieri, NBC Writers on the Verge alumni and Emmy-award winning TV journalist
"Not only was Kevin an inspiring and patient teacher of the excellent Script Anatomy material, but his ability to complement that material with real-world anecdotes from his own experiences in TV writers' rooms really made the information come to life. The pilot I'm working on is in much better shape since attending the Televisionary Writers Workshop!" – Nate Nauert, Televisionary alumni
"Kevin was very helpful at every stage, and was supportive of everyone's work. He fostered a pleasant and encouraging learning environment."
-- Irene Hernandez & Kelsey McConnell, writing team and Televisionary and Draft Intensive alumni
ABOUT SCRIPT ANATOMY'S FOUNDER
is a writer, writing instructor and founder of , 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/Co-Producer on , and formerly wrote on , at and on with her writing partner, Ali Laventhol. Repped by and , they are former 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 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 (Staff writer ABC's SECRETS & LIES, ABC Family's STITCHERS, 2013/2014 ABC/Disney Fellowship, 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, 2012/13 & 2013/14 NBC Writers On the Verge Finalist)
"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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