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SCRIPT ANATOMY: Advanced TV Drama Pilot Lab 10

SCRIPT ANATOMY: Advanced TV Drama Pilot Lab 10
Event on 2017-09-09 13:00:00
Write a new drama under the guidance of a professional TV Writer Want to be a TV staff writer?  Looking to secure an agent or manager?   Hoping to nail your Studio Writing Programs and Fellowship applications for 2016?  Or is your ultimate goal to create your own show?  Aspiring writers need at least 1 exceptional original pilot in their portfolio to break in to the business.   Develop and finish your TV drama pilots and elevate your material with Script Anatomy's tools and development process and give yourself the best shot at success with… Advanced TV Drama Pilot Lab Instructor: Alyson (Aly) Feltes This 2 week prep + 6-week intensive lab is limited to 8 students and is run like a professional writers room.   During Lab you will develop and write your material at the demanding pace expected in a professional environment using Script Anatomy Tools.  All classmates are required to devote outside class time to homework, writing and, at certain points along the process, actively participate in the development and story breaking process each week.  In a professional writers room, you must participate if you want to keep your job.  Working this muscle will benefit you.  Aside from helping you develop, outline, and write your script in 6 weeks, Drama Pilot Lab includes writing and business topic lectures.  This unique curriculum provides invaluable preparation for your first staffing job. WHEN: 6 Saturdays starting September 9th to November 11th from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm (Sessions are September 9th, September 16th, September 23rd, September 3oth, October 21st, and November 11th. OFF October 7th & 14th and October 28th & November 4th  for writing outline and draft.)  WHERE: Blank Spaces, Los Angeles COST: 5.00  Limit 8 writers *Prerequesite: Televisionary Writers Workshop or significant writing experience.  No refunds after 9/6/2016. Please click here for our full refund policy. ___________   ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR Alyson Feltes (Aly) is an established writer/showrunner in Canada, South Africa and the U.S. She is currently a Co-EP on Ozark on Netflix (set to stream May 2017). In early January 2017, Aly delivered a pilot script for a one hour drama to WBTV and NBC. She co-created Flash Forward for The Disney Channel and The Associates for CTV. She co-ran Traders for three Gemini award-winning seasons (including its two best dramatic series nods). Aly was showrunner-in-residence at The Canadian Film Centre, creating a mock story department for a one-hour drama based on her original pilot script. All her graduates are now working writers. After relocating to Los Angeles, Aly became a Co-EP on Mental, a one hour-drama produced in Bogota, Colombia for FTVS and Fox and was a Consulting Producer for the The Firm (NBC/Sony International). She is represented by CAA and Ensemble Entertainment.  ________________________________ Testimonials:  I really enjoyed the Spec Lab with Alyson and I know I would not have ended up with as strong of a script without her guidance and the class's feedback. I continue to be impressed with ScriptAnatomy classes! I really love the structure; I get so much out of the tools and tasks and I find myself and my work pushed miles ahead of what I could do on my own (and much further than what I've experienced in classes elsewhere). I plan to sign up for ScriptAnatomy classes for my next pilot and spec… there's currently nowhere I like taking classes as much as Script Anatomy!  –Diana Ly   Working through my spec with Aly in Advanced Spec Lab was invaluable – her notes were smart, honest and encouraging. I always left class feeling elated and super jazzed to implement her helpful feedback.Her notes were so incredibly amazing I found myself craning my neck to peer over her shoulder and soak up every drop of her wisdom. I also appreciate that she’s a working TV writer/producer, and her generosity in sharing some behind-the-scenes insight with a room of new writers. Highly recommend working with Aly – she’s like a cooler, hipper fairy godmother who will dust magic over your script.     –Melissa Cassera   Alyson Feltes has a sixth sense when it comes to defining and shaping commercial story ideas. Her talents as a writer, combined with her meat-and-potatoes production experience, allow her to discern the heart of a story.  Her enthusiasm for story-telling is contagious. She has a fine ear for dialogue, a director’s eye for visual story-telling, and the ability to help a writer without getting in the writer’s way. She will challenge you to improve your own work.   — Hart Hanson, Creator, Showrunner   Incredibly insightful, Alyson Feltes is not only a fantastic writer in her own right, but also possesses the rare ability to assist others on their own journey to tell their story.   As a Producer who often options life-rights material, she's helped me take projects from a mere concept or idea into a fully fleshed out, pitchable world that translates to a potential viewing audience, as well as perfectly expresses what I'd been trying to get at, but gotten stuck along the way!  She has the innate ability to not only connect with a character's circumstances, but the impetus behind them, which is equally important. She has the enthusiasm and experience to lead without dominating, letting you discover your own voice along the way.  Alyson offers encouragement, patience and is a supportive ally to writers at all levels!   — Sara E. Morrow, Writer/Producer ________ 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/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 ICM Partners, 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   —————– "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) __________________________ “She helped me hone my original vision for a one-hour pilot effectively and efficiently by fine tuning the plot to bring in a boat-load more emotion and heart to the characters – thus elevating my story big time.” The secret’s out… I have known Tawnya for the past five years and she is a consummate pro. Her superb television writing skills plus story know-how are beyond superlative. She helped me hone my original vision for a one-hour pilot effectively and efficiently by fine tuning the plot to bring in a boat-load more emotion and heart to the characters – thus elevating my story big time. In what can often times be a lengthy and frustrating process creating original work, her patience and guidance made the process fun and exciting. She can do the same for you. – Michael Perri,  (Staff writer NBC's BLINDSPOT and NBC'S STATE OF AFFAIRS 2013/2014 NBC Writer's On The Verge Fellow, National Hispanic Media Coalition Writers Program Fellow 2012, 2012 Young and Hungry List, Repped by Echo Lake Management) __________________________ "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 FAMILY'S STITCHERS,  ABC's SECRETS & LIES, 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 (2014/15 NBC Writers on the Verge Fellow, 2012/13 & 2013/14 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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5405 Wilshire Boulevard
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