SCRIPT ANATOMY: Advanced TV Spec Lab 3

SCRIPT ANATOMY: Advanced TV Spec Lab 3
Event on 2016-02-07 11:00:00
1 Spot Left Applying to network writing programs? The road to fellowships starts with a STRONG SPEC SCRIPT! Hoping to get a head start on your Studio Writing Programs and Fellowship applications for 2016?  Want to be a TV staff writer?  Looking to secure an agent or manager?  Or is your ultimate goal to create your own show?  Aspiring writers need at least 1 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… Advanced TV Spec Lab Instructor: Hollie Overton 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: Writers should have written at least 2 scripts.   This class is not for absolute beginners. Limit: 8 writers When: 2 weeks of Prep (help picking concept, and then concept one sheet & story spine sheet tool assignments) + 4 Saturdays Jan 30, Feb 6, Feb 20, March 12  from 11 am – 2 pm (** No Class February 13, February 27th, or March 8th — off for outline and draft)  Where: Blank Spaces, 5405 Wilshire Blvd, LA 90036  Cost: 5.00  There will be no refunds after 1/16/2016. Please click here for our full refund policy. For more info on Script Anatomy, click HERE ___________  ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR  Hollie Overton is a working TV writer, writing for the final season of the hit CBS drama Cold Case and two seasons of Lifetime’s The Client List. A native of Kingsville, Texas, Hollie spent the next eighteen years plotting her escape. As an identical twin, Hollie worked hard to stand out. When her jazz trombone dream fizzled and she scored only two points in her less-than-stellar basketball career, she was certain the newspaper biz was her calling. But after getting the axe from her hometown newspaper for an unfortunate incident involving an obituary typo, Hollie set out to discover a world that was more than black and white.   She made her way to the Big Apple where she studied acting at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts, Literature at Hunter college and mixology in Murray Hill.  Convinced her talents lay in telling stories; Hollie set her sights on Hollywood.  Arriving in LA, Hollie continued to hone her writing talents while working a myriad of jobs, including a gig moonlighting as Cyrano de Bergerac. Hollie is responsible for aiding the lovelorn on JDate, and EHarmony, personally writing hundreds of Internet dating profiles.  In 2008 Hollie was selected for the esteemed Warner Brother Writers Workshop and went to staff on Cold Case. She was selected for the 2011 Producer Guild’s Diversity Workshop and received 1st place in Scriptapalooza’s 2011 TV Pilot competition. She has been recognized by the Austin Film Festival and Screenplay Expo. Hollie is repped by MetaMorphic Entertainment and WME.  Hollie has been a big supporter of Script Anatomy and is excited to be working with such a great group of writers and teachers. ________ TESTIMONIALS "Hollie Overton really understands the way a writer's brain works and how to provide a positive environment that her students can thrive in. From the very beginning I felt comfortable throwing out whatever pitches came to mind. I never felt judged. Hollie listened to my ideas, gave me thoughtful encouragement and then challenged me to dig deeper!  She is a perfect balance of nurturer and whip-cracker. When I was lost, she was always ready to advise but she never let me off the hook! You may walk into her class confused but I guarantee you'll leave with a sense of enlightenment. I have grown so much as a writer since I took her class!" – Danielle Bauman (Semifinalist, 2015/16 NBC Writers on the Verge) __________________________   "I didn't feel that I was taking a class; I felt like I was in a Writer's  Room. Hollie led me through my script development like a Showrunner, empowering me with Script Anatomy's vital tools. She zeroed in on parts of my project that subconsciously — I knew weren't working. Her insightful notes are sharp-edged, but delivered in an easy-to-take manner. Hollie's enthusiasm for each student's project shines through."  – Nadia Madden __________________________   "Hollie was extremely exceptional at delivering what worked and didn't work, but leaving it to you to make the final decision on what stayed in your script. I never felt like I was in a student/teacher environment and for me that made all the difference. Because she incorporated her own personal experiences as a working writer into her lessons, my writing goals didn't feel that far out of reach." – Kenya McDonald __________________________ ABOUT SCRIPT ANATOMY'S FOUNDER TAWNYA BHATTACHARYA is currently writer/co-producer on NBC's THE NIGHT SHIFT and previously wrote on TNT's PERCEPTION, and wrote on LIFETIME'S "The Client List" and USA's "Fairly Legal,"  with her writing partner, Ali Laventhol.  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: 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: 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   —– TESTIMONIALS “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, 2014 Disney | ABC Writing Program, Repped by APA & Brillstein Entertainment Partners.) __________________________ “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, 2012/2013 & 2013/2014 NBC Writers On the Verge Finalist)  __________________________  "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)   __________________________ "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)   __________ For more class photos, click HERE                  

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