Have an outline you need to take to draft?
Or a draft that needs rewritten? Do it in...
TV Spec Or Pilot Draft Intensive
Instructor: Eileen Jones
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 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. In SESSION 2, writers will receive notes on pages from the instructor and their peers on the first half of their scripts; in the 3rd SESSION, writers will receive note on the second half of their scripts.
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.
Please note that outlines will be due at least a week before your first class, so sign up ASAP.
WHEN: 3 Saturdays, April 22nd, May 6th, and May 20th from 10am - 1pm.
WHERE: Blank Spaces (Mid-Wilshire) on Wilshire & Cloverdale.
Limit 8 writers
Prerequisite: It's recommended to take Televisionary Writers Workshop first.
ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR
Eileen Jones is a drama writer, originally from Houston, Texas. A member of the 2016-17 Warner Brothers Writers Workshop, Eileen’s first writerly gig was interning at Texas Monthly magazine, where she ended up tasting and describing tortillas for their food critic.
Since, her career has taken a different—but no less satisfying—path. She assisted Vice President Joe Biden in the final leg of his journeyman Senate career, earned her master’s degree in creative writing with a screenwriting focus from the University of Oxford, and upon moving to Los Angeles, assisted Kathryn Bigelow, prepping Zero Dark Thirty.
As she pursued her television writing career, Eileen made a name for herself as the go-to ghostwriter for many A-list directors, crafting 250+ treatments for short form, feature, documentary, and television projects. Since 2015, Eileen has taught Script Anatomy’s Televisionary Writers Workshops and Draft Intensives. She loves sharing the Script Anatomy tools with new and returning writers!
Eileen is represented by Chris Cook and Skyway Entertainment.
"Coming from features, the Script Anatomy tools for developing a TV pilot were eye-opening. I now understand TV in a way I hadn't before, and Eileen Jones was an inspiring sherpa! Supportive, clear, and insightful, she got to heart of the matter with honesty, enthusiasm, and thought-provoking questions. Script Anatomy's Televisionary workshop changed the way I develop for TV, and working with Eileen has made me a better writer, hands down. I can't recommend her highly enough!"
- Judith Lutz, 2016 BLACK LIST TV WRITERS STAFFING BOOK honoree
"Eileen is incredibly passionate about the material. She manages to always find redemptive qualities in your work, regardless of how much fixing it may need. She's thorough, direct, and her advice is spot-on. She encourages collaboration and engenders a space that is both supportive and honest, which is extremely difficult to do. I always felt comfortable receiving and giving feedback in her class and I know it made the material that much better because of it. I highly recommend her and Script Anatomy!"
- Rice Omary
ABOUT SCRIPT ANATOMY'S FOUNDER
TAWNYA BHATTACHARYA is currently a Writer/Producer on Freeform's "Famous in Love" and previously wrote on TNT's "Perception," LIFETIME'S "The Client List" and USA's "Fairly Legal," with her writing partner, Ali Laventhol. The team are also in development on their original pilot with Battle Plan Productions and have optioned features, including one being packaged by CAA. The duo, repped by ICM Partners, are past NBC Writers on the Verge fellows, winning one of 8 spots out of 1200 applicants. The team were also 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 where she optioned her semi-autobiographical pilot to FOX.
A distinguished writing instructor at Writers Boot Camp from 2005-2008, Tawnya helped hundreds of writers at various levels create and develop their screenplay projects through courses and script consultations. Some were beginners, others were executives and producers with decades of industry experience. Several went on to win contests, festivals and fellowships, produce TV, Features and Webisodes, secure representation, sign options, work for hire on assignments and shows, and sell their screenplays and novels as a result.
While watching writers struggle through the process, as well as contemplating her own, it became apparent what was missing. So Tawnya created and launched Script Anatomy in January of 2011 to fill that gap and give writers practical development, writing and rewriting tools that would serve them throughout their careers. Her professional screenwriting services are designed to help TV and Feature writers elevate their material to the next level and meet their career goals through private consults, workshops and classes.
Script Anatomy TV workshop alums and private clients have sold shows to or been staffed on several major networks, including: Hulu, Netflix, Showtime, NBC, ABC, Freeform, Fox, 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: 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, NBC's CHICAGO JUSTICE, 2013/2014 ABC/Disney Fellowship, Repped by APA & Brillstein)
“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)
“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 (2015 NBC Writers on the Verge Fellow, Writers Assistant, CBS' AMERICAN GOTHIC)
"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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