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SCRIPT ANATOMY: TV Spec / Pilot Draft Intensive (20)

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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: Aaron Vaccaro

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, August 25th, September 8th, and September 22nd from 11:00am - 2:00pm.  

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

COST: $500.00

Limit 8 writers

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

No refunds after 08/22/2018. Please click here for our full refund policy, which can be found after the last class description.

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ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR

 

Aaron Vaccaro grew up in the San Fernando Valley (the non-porn-y part) and was always enamored by the entertainment industry, inspired by his granfather, who starred in the original Our Gang comedies.

After graduating from UC Santa Barbara with a degree in Film Studies, Aaron began his journey to becoming a television writer, featuring Writers’ Assistant stints on 24, Ghost Whisperer, The New Adventures of Old Christine, Wilfred, and Mike and Molly. After being chosen as one of the “NBC Writers on the Verge,” Aaron went on to write for Mike & Molly and Superior Donuts.

He was a finalist for the 2018 WGA Writers Access Project and has also developed projects with Viola Davis' production company, Universal Cable Productions, and Red Giant Media, the latter of which he sold a feature entitled, Sasquatch vs. The Abominable Snowman. And yes, it’s as insane as it sounds. Aaron has his M.F.A. in Screenwriting and has taught screenwriting courses at AFI, UCSB, CSUN, LA Valley College, and now Script Anatomy.

He is currently repped by Brandy Rivers at Industry Entertainment.

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TESTIMONIALS:

 

"Aaron’s passion for bringing out the best in his students’ work is apparent from the first moment you meet him.  He masterfully guides you toward a stronger script, facilitates collaboration, and makes sure you have a blast while doing it. After working with Aaron, I felt like I had a much stronger grasp on how to structure story and collaborate with other writers to produce the best possible version of our work. I now feel infinitely more prepared to take on the professional world of TV writing. "

— Haley Bartels, MFA Screenwriting Fellow at AFI

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"I was impressed by his knowledge of the television writing landscape and the tools that go into crafting a great spec script. He presented the necessary tools in a clear, concise, yet effective way that really resonated with my students. He harbored an environment of creativity freedom amidst my students, while also providing the structure needed to succeed in this business. I found his passion and sense of humor infectious and served in keeping the students engaged and excited to set off and write their scripts." 

-- Jonathan Kesselman, Professor of Cinema & Television Studies at CSUN, Writer/Director of "The Hebrew Hammer."

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"The Televisionary Workshop is the HGH of TV Writing. Having taken many classes, none have prepared me so thoroughly for a first draft. The Script Anatomy tools helped me delve deep into the theme and tracking of my spec script, allowing me to get to a solid outline in a very short amount of time. The notes from my instructor were thorough and balanced, challenging me to be my best while remaining respectful of my ideas. For the first time in my writing career, the transition from outline to first draft was seamless. I can't say enough great things."

— Paul Ditty, Semi-Finalist for 2017 NBC WOTV, Semi-Finalist for 2017 FOX Writers Intensive, Second Rounder at 2017 Austin Film Fest, Semi-Finalist for 2017 Screencraft's Pilot Launch

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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

 

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 (Executive Story Editor, VALOR; 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 (Co-Producer & Writer, THE RUNAWAYS; 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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