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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: Gil Hizon

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 Thursdays, November 2nd, November 16th, and November 30th from 7:00pm - 10:00pm.  

WHERE: Blank Spaces (Mid-Wilshire) on Wilshire & Cloverdale.

COST: $500.00

Limit 8 writers

Prerequisite: It's recommended to take Televisionary Writers Workshop first.

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ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR 

Gil Hizon was born and raised in Manila, Philippines. As an infant, the only way his mother could keep him from crying was by placing him in front of the TV. In the late 90s, his family moved to the “exotic” shoreline town of Branford, Connecticut. The first of many culture shocks, Gil has lived in multiple cities – Chicago, London, and eventually Los Angeles.

Exposure to various unfamiliar environments caused Gil to express himself in different ways. Since graduating from Fairfield University with B.A. degrees in Theatre and Psychology, Gil has had many incarnations: poet, playwright, improv comedian, fashion designer, metal factory secretary, barista, editor of bar mitzvah videos, post-production coordinator and talent P.A., but TV writing is Gil’s one true north. He went back to school at Columbia College Chicago and graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Television Writing/Producing.

Since 2014, Gil has written four specs, a web series, two features, and nine original pilots, most of which have placed in various contests and fellowships. He was a finalist for the 2015 CBS Writers Mentoring Program and the 2017 Disney|ABC Writing Program. Most recently, his romantic comedy feature, FINDING JAMES, was optioned.

Gil currently lives in Miracle Mile with his partner, William Schneider, a successful interior architect – and their two dogs, Duncan and Sebastian. In his spare time, Gil makes up sassy weekly horoscopes for his 5,600+ followers on Tumblr and volunteers at pet adoption events. He is petrified of raccoons.

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TESTIMONIALS

"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, 2016 Final Draft Big Break Grand Prize Winner, ScreenCraft Pilot Launch Winner, Tracking Board Launch Pad Pilot Contest Top 5%, repped by UTA 

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"I've had the pleasure of receiving Gil's insightful notes. He quickly gets to the heart of the matter and helps writers think about their scripts from a completely different angle. Gil is meticulous and an endless source of encouragement. I can't recommend him enough!"
 
-  Sabrina Almeida, 2017 CBS Writers Mentoring Program, 2015 NHMC TV Writers Program
 
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The system at Script Anatomy for the Televisionary class is streamline, elegant, and rigorous. Each week we were met with assignments that deepened the understanding of our OWN stories. This course, led expertly and hilariously by Gil Hizon, is NOT a factory for producing cookie-cutter outlines. Instead, Gil read deeply into our stories to better guide each one of us to a unique and individual understanding of Script Anatomy’s system for generating an outline. I am torn between keeping Script Anatomy a secret or shouting its praises from Griffith Observatory. Either way, I’ll see you soon.”
 
- Sean Cook, TV Writer
 
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"Gil is one of the hardest working writers I know. His tireless commitment to the craft not only shows in his multitude of completed projects, but in his contribution to the development of other writers. Gil's insight and razor-sharp humor add a unique perspective to even the most polished of scripts."
 
- Paul Ditty, TV Writer


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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, NBC's CHICAGO JUSTICE, 2013/2014 ABC/Disney Fellowship, Repped by APA & Brillstein)

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“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)

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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 (2015 NBC Writers on the Verge Fellow, Writers Assistant, CBS' AMERICAN GOTHIC)

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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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